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How to create a Call Diagram for Excel macros?

I have an Excel file with multiple VBA-Macros. For documentation purposes I want to create a UML Call Diagram, or similar that represents which macro calls which other one. Is there a way to ...
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Excel 2013, can data be re-sorted automatically?

Is there a way to re-sort automatically? I have automatically updating cells and depending on incoming values the rankings change. I am looking for a way to have the table resort automatically ...
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Use functions like Countif, Countblank etc. to refer to discontiguous ranges.

Is there a way to use array formulas or some other feature to essentially have an excel function that means. =Countblank({A1,A4:A6,A112:127,B29:B38}) etc. Essentially, I want to refer to multiple ...
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Excel VBA : SQL query handles error

I have SQL that I can use in Excel 2013 to get the info from the Access database and it works using the SQL directly in a connection, but now I want to run it from VBA instead so I can use some ...
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Can I modify Excel Online share URLs to open to a specific worksheet?

When I generate a share URL in Excel Online, it takes the following form: https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx? resid=<DOCUMENT ID>& ithint=file%2cxlsx& app=Excel& ...
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Excel 2010 crashes: Excel.exe 0xc0000005 when trying to highlight from pivot table

One of our users uses pivot tables a lot. She often called me about Excel crashing from time to time without being able to reproduce the problem. Today we have found a way to reproduce the crash every ...
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Create line graph with embedded horizontal histogram

How do I create these kinds of graphs: with the horizontal histogram counting the number of times the left graphs go through a certain range? I have access to Microsoft Excel and R.
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Different icons for different excel files

In my work all coding can be done in VBA only, hence, all of our tools (dbase queries, data processing, cash overviews, etc) are written as XLSM files. At the moment, I have approximately 20 ...
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Excel 2007 - cannot open the clipboard

Every now and then within Excel when I do Ctrl-x (cut) or Ctrl-c (copy) I get the pop-up message 'Cannot open the Clipboard'. I can't see any particular pattern to it but it's very annoying when it ...
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MS Excel 2013 function TODAY() not updating unless source file is open

I use the TODAY() function in an excel worksheet which is accessed using MATLAB (i.e. I don't read the worksheet directly). Now I have to open the excel file just to update the TODAY() function, and ...
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Excel array formula and structured table date header works with double digits and fails with single digit dates

I have a formula that matches the date with a structured table header row. I have extensive code that deals with the text string nature of this row successfully. However, when trying to check visible ...
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Excel “Smart” Dropdown / Data Validation

In Excel, is there a way to create a dropdown menu or data validation field that Allows the user to enter a value that is not currently on the list (like a combo box) Save that value in the dropdown ...
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How to enable macros on an external hard-drive

I have an external hard-drive that I have mapped locally to the e:\ drive. There is a subfolder that contains Excel sheets with macros that I am unable to run. In File->Options->Trust ...
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How to output a CSV file from a matrix of Excel formulas using multiple files?

I am receiving on a weekly basis a list of Excel spreadsheets from a supplier (around 40 spreadsheets) with data in a specific format. Since the format is a bit complex and can't be converted to CSV ...
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Append values to Access table from Excel with ID autogenerated

I have an Access database with some tables which get updated daily with some values. I need the tables to have an ID field which is auto-generated when the other values of the table are imported from ...
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Excel VBA that calls Powershell ActiveDirectory cmdlet, but Module won't load?

I have a powershell script I use to dump user and computer lists to csv files; it works great and I don't want to touch it much. It uses the ActiveDirectory cmdlet, and the Get-ADComputer and ...
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VBA Editor title bar buttons show up oddly large

In VBA editor, there are buttons on the menu bar associated with objects like sheets, modules, forms, and classes. The buttons are the minimize, restore, and close buttons in the top right. They only ...
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How can I publish excel workbook with data populated using PowerQuery to SharePoint or website and have the data refresh on the site?

I have an Excel Workbook that gets data from an API using PowerQuery, to populate the tables. There are also filters and slicers in the workbook. Is it possible to publish this workbook to ...
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Microsoft Excel to SQL using Pentaho: syntax error in 'OPTION SQL_SELECT_LIMIT=DEFAULT'

I've been using Pentaho Kettle version 5.1 to transfer Excel data to SQL by following these steps (answered by Edgar): Launch Pentaho Kettle. (Typically) click on 'No Repository'. Create a ...
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Excel 2010 not inheriting regional settings from Windows 8.1

In regional settings of Windows 8.1, I have negative numbers set to display in accounting mode. e.g. (1.0) instead of -1.0. Excel should be getting this setting as a default now, as it did in Windows ...
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Add custom error bars to multiple series in one graph

I have my data in a csv file like below, except with more columns and rows Mean values 61 43 Sample 1 0.009 0.059 Sample 2 0.108 0.099 Sample 3 0.043 0.038 ...
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Excel VBA not working when “enable editing”

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this but I'm having issues with excel VBA. I sent a worksheet with custom VBA attached to an email. Once the user downloads the file, it open in excel ...
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How to add custom columns to Pivot Table (similar to Grand Total)?

I have data which I pivot as Row Labels and Column Labels which gives me something like this: And what I would like to do is add columns like Grand Total (i.e. which applies to all columns as a ...
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Excel 2010 clips top edge of content

In Excel 2010 on 2 different computers, the same file opens differently as follows: Correct: Incorrect: The correct one is displayed first. This is a file exported from a SQL Server Report; when ...
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direction right to left Excel 2011 on Mac

I am trying for a long time already and can't find a solution for MAC I would like my excel worksheets to be Right To Left. Using Excel 2011 on Mac. How can I do it?
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excel sql server error: Invalid object name

I access a stored procedure on a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 database within excel using Select * from [dbo].[fn_ph_by15minbyQueue] ('2013-09-01','2013-09-30','LocationCode') in the data ...
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Store Values from a Dynamic Cell Elsewhere in the Spreadsheet - Building a Database with Excel/Google spreadsheets

I have a list of values that updates as new data becomes available on a website using importXML (cells A1-A25). I want to store those values elsewhere in the spreadsheet so that when the values ...
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Complex Excel formatting of SQL-based data

I'm a db guy making my first foray into formatted Excel documents and am being asked to populate a sheet similar to the image below. I'm looking for general guidance to understanding the ...
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How to get new data to automatically slot into correct column in Excel?

I am trying to move new data into an existing database with set columns. The existing database has a column for every possible type of data, but not all new entries contain all columns. So I can't ...
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Merging CSVs with some common columns (though columns are in different places)?

I'm looking to merge CSVs that have common columns, but the columns aren't always necessarily in the same place. The CSVs do have a header row. I just want to try to get the data appended to the ...
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Insert Excel Spreadsheet Into Word From Access Database

I have an Access database with Excel spreadsheets (files) linked to a field in each record. In Word, I have setup a mail merge which picks up the data from each record and I want to insert the ...
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error while Generating “xlsx” file using carlosag.excelxmlwriter dll

I am using carlosag.excelxmlwriter dll to build Excel files. When trying to build xlsx files, the following error pops up: Excel can not open the file "test.xlsx" because the file format or file ...
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Excel 2003 Freezes When Worksheet with PivotTable Selected

All of the sudden, my Excel 2003 began an odd behavior today. Whenever I click on a worksheet tab that has a PivotTable on it, I become unable to click on any other tabs or on the menu with the ...
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How to setup a CSV web datasource

In Excel, I can import a CSV from the web as text by simply pasting in the URL as a file name, but when I ask Excel to update, it has stripped the URL and tries to find a file on the local hard drive ...
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Excel Pivot Table with external Data Source parameter is not saved with workbook

I have a pivot table in an excel 2007 workbook that links to an external data source. The query is along the lines of "exec procedure @param=?" (using an ODBC connection to sql server 2005). I am ...
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Excel 2010 claims files are corrupted when I open them twice from links

I have several large Excel (2003) workbooks, which are linked. I open A.xls in Excel 2010, then open B.xls from Edit->Links. This works fine, and I can use B.xls. If I then close B.xls, and try to ...
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Activate Excel Add-Ins as part of Deployment?

I am using the office customization tool to create an unattended installation file for Microsoft Office 2010 pro plus. I have everything setup as I like, except that I need the excel add-ins activated ...
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Performance Gain From Excel 2007 to 2010/2013 for modern PC

My work recently upgraded my department’s computers to shiny new spiffy i7 ssd 16GB RAM boxes. I spend most of my time in excel/access and the company still uses the 2007 versions of this software. ...
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Multiple Trend Lines for Different Segments of the Same Series in Excel

So I have a set of data in Excel that follows a periodic (roughly sawtooth shaped) pattern over time. That is, it increases gradually over a long period of time, and suddenly drops back down to a ...
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Excel converting data entered to 10% of correct value

I am having a problem with all of my ExcelWorksheets. Any number that I Type into a cell is converted to 10% of the value I typed. For instance, if I type in 100 into a cell, the data displayed is ...
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How to transpose repeating groups in Excel

How would I transpose repeating rows and columns in Excel. For example how would I transpose the repeating pattern of rows (Tan color) to repeating columns (Purple). Would I need to do this in VBA ...
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Microsoft Excel 2016 Mac: Smooth cell transition

Changing cells in Excel 2016 Mac by clicking arrow keys results in smooth (i.e., painfully slow) transitions. Is there a way to disable this? (Note: distinguish this, I think, from 'smooth ...
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If Data Allready Exists In A Cell Overwrite It With New Data

I have an excel sheet with IDs beside cases. When I work the case and get a reply I want the excel spreadsheet to work out its the same case and update the original without adding a new case onto the ...
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“Microsoft Excel is waiting for another application to complete an OLE action” interrupting VBA code

I've got an Excel workbook that is running some VBA code, which I use every day. During execution, it keeps hanging on a dialog box saying "Microsoft Excel is waiting for another application to ...
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Excel workbooks pinned to taskbar on Win 10 disappeared

My question is two fold: Can I change the order of Excel workbooks pinned to the taskbar on Win 10? In Win 8.1 I could just drag them in whichever order I wanted. I saw the similar question ...
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Combining distinct patient ID with patient characteristics

I'm trying to use Excel to analyse a large set of patient data (>16,000 entries). Each patient is identified by a numeric patient identifier and is recorded each visit. This means some patients are ...
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Track workflow precendents using only Excel Formulas

what I'm trying to achieve is the following. I have a production chain, say for example: A and B are used to make C C and D are used to make E and E is used to make F And I wanna know the direct ...
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EXCEL 2011 - Inventory with Matrix and Vlookup

I am creating an inventory matrix, which has on the first column a list of all the items in the inventory, and on the first row a list of the dates for when the inventory gets renewed. Basically, not ...
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Search in text for column of words and return the word that matches

I have two columns of data, the first (Column A) contains a whole load of text, the second (Column C) contains the "key" data. I want to see if the text in Column A is matched by any of the entries ...
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Hiding pivot table field using a button

I have a pivot table in Microsoft Excel 2010 with several row and column labels. For the sake of user friendliness I would like to have several movable, clickable buttons which each hides/shows one of ...