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Good VBA/Excel book(s)

  Asked By: Lynne    Date: Feb 13    Category: MS Office    Views: 1578

I got interested in VBA with Excel just to write a quick and dirty program that
would help me evaluate new 52-week lows that I pulled off a website and pasted
to an Excel spreadsheet.

The program works really well and I'm very happy with it. I see, however, from
some recent posts that I seem to have sold myself short on what I could do with
VBA and data from websites, as well as a few other things.

Rather than ask a whole bunch of questions, let me just ask one: can anyone
recommend a book or two that would really help me understand the full range of
capabilities with VBA and Excel.

Although I am not a programmer by trade, I have over the course of some years
learned to program in C, C++, PHP, ASP, assembly language, COBOL, and Fortran
just because I've always been somewhat associated with programming. So a rank
beginners book is probably underkill for me.



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Jonah Brown     Answered On: Feb 13

I completed an excel  VBA class just a short time ago at the Science
Museum of Minnesota. As part of the fee, we received a book
called "Excel 2003 VBA - Programmer's Reference", by Paul T Kimmel &
John Green (plus a host of others). Wiley Publishing did the book.
It is 1144 pages, and the price on the back says $39.99. I'm a real
rookie at VBA, but I am learning as I go. The book  is a big help.
I am currently working on code that will take an excel database,
extract variable date ranges and put them in a pivot table. I'm
stumbling badly so far, butthe book is giving me different things  to

Answer #2    Answered By: Boyce Fischer     Answered On: Feb 13

Thanks. Yes, it does help. I had completely forgotten about those red
Programmer-to-Programmer books, which I used years ago to teach myself ASP and
a few other things. I liked them a lot then, and now I have this one on my
Amazon Wish List for part of my next purchase.

Answer #3    Answered By: Stacy Cunningham     Answered On: Feb 13

You may want to consider John Walkenbach's excel  2003 Power
Programming with VBA. I find it an excellent book  and am still study
it. Hope this give you another source.

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