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What if Excel see Dates in your Bank Statements as text? Convert text to dates in under a minute.

by Brilliance Computer Training Academy & Services
I have a bank statement which I download every month as a csv file. The date is given in format 01/12/2015 (or dd/mm/yyy – day/month/year) format. Excel reads this as text.Here is how you convert Text to Date. Select the Column where the dates are listed. Click on the Data tab. In the Data Tools Group, click on Text to Columns button. In the Convert Text to Columns Wizard:Select Data Type as Delimited text. Click Next Selecting the Delimiters: None is necessary since you are working with a single column of data anyway. Click Next Selecting the Column data format […]

Multi-user prevention on Dropbox

by Brilliance Computer Training Academy & Services
Often we sit with the situation where we have multiple users adding data to workbooks. We want to prevent more than one user to open the same workbook so that one person does not overwrite the changes of another. When we are on a network, the code below will work. But this is not the case in Dropbox. Private Sub Workbook_Open() If ThisWorkbook.ReadOnly Then MsgBox “This File is already in use. ” & Chr(13) & Chr(13) & “Multiple users are not allowed at one point in time.” & Chr(13) & Chr(13) ThisWorkbook.Close savechanges:=False End If End Sub Shared folders in […]

Sending email from Outlook using a non-default account

by Brilliance Computer Training Academy & Services
My mentor David Wood from AdvancedApps has helped me out with code on how to send email from an Outlook Account where this Account is not the default Account. Outlook 2016 – Select the account from where email must be send. I am trying to send mail from a specific account. This account in Outlook is not the default account. In this case what makes it much easier is that the user can select the email address rather than account number. sendCaller loops through the accounts until it finds this email address. From there on it will call sendFile from […]

Easily moving cell contents to a different location. No Cut and Paste needed.

by Brilliance Computer Training Academy & Services
Easily moving cell contents to a different location. No Cut and Paste needed.   Sometimes we built a list in Excel and we want to move some cell entries up or down according to our preference. As an example, say we have the months of a year: January February March April May June July August September October November December Now we might want to have the months starting at March, as it is considered the start of a financial year in some countries. Often we would do as follows: We will select the range that we want to move, right […]

Excel Advanced Data Validation Technique

by Brilliance Computer Training Academy & Services
Excel Advanced Data Validation Technique Does your drop down list depends on the selection from another drop down list? Below we will discuss an Excel  Advanced Data Validation Technique showing how to create a drop down list which depends on the selected item from another drop down list. I discuss two approaches. The first of where we stack the lists in one column and the other where we follow a more complicated path. I will explain in both cases what needs to be considered. We are developing a range of bicycles where each bicycle is manufactured at one of various factories located in three countries […]

Why should I want to take any of the Excel Training Courses?

by Brilliance Computer Training Academy & Services
Why should I want to take any of the Excel Training Courses?   Microsoft Excel is the most widely used spreadsheet program today. It offers a host of features and capabilities of which many users remain unaware. It is seldom that a user without formal training fully utilize all the features of Excel. Below I give reasons for considering some Excel Training Courses and who will benefit from this. I refer here to an Article in MarketWatch written by Jeremy Olshan. He reports that “Close to 90% of spreadsheet documents contain errors…”. Excel can be a dangerous tool to the inexperienced […]