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    Default MBS (Metal Building Software) Excel Shipper

    Hello all,

    I'm doing some research on creating a custom spreadsheet to receive data from MBS (Metal Building Software).
    I know very little of where to even start. From what I can tell, it's mainly pulling in text from MBS's shipper and
    applying it to a spreadsheet.

    Does anyone have any experience with something like this or similar?

    Not looking for a walkthrough. Just kind of where to start.

    I know it's not a lot of information to go on but any advice would be much appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: MBS (Metal Building Software) Excel Shipper

    Jayson12378,

    Welcome to the MrExcel forum.

    There is a lot of information/links available on the web if you do a search for Metal Building Software.
    Have a great day,
    hiker95

    Windows 10, Excel 2007, on a PC.

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    Default Re: MBS (Metal Building Software) Excel Shipper

    Thanks. I've done a bit of searching but I may have been wording some things wrong.

    I have a lot to learn with excel as well but I love it.

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    Default Re: MBS (Metal Building Software) Excel Shipper

    I have a lot to learn with excel
    Jayson12378,

    See if something, in the below link(s), of my most up to date list will help you:
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    Getting Started with VBA.
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    Excel Tutorials and Tips - VBA - macros - training
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    Free Excel exercises
    https://www.wiseowl.co.uk/excel/exercises/standard/

    MrExcel's Excel Tutorial Listing
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    Online Courses
    https://hbr.org/store/landing/courses

    [VBA] Difference between OLEFormat and ControlFormat?
    For references purposes and excellent explanations, see
    http://wellsr.com/vba/excel/#guides

    Excel VBA MACRO Kick-start Course for absolute beginner

    How to insert and run VBA code in Excel - tutorial for beginners
    https://www.ablebits.com/office-addi...a-macro-excel/

    Free VBA Course
    http://www.excel-pratique.com/en/vba.php

    Excel 2007 VBA materials to learn here:
    http://www.worldbestlearningcenter.c...erstanding.htm

    The macro recorder actually is your friend but look here:
    http://www.tushar-mehta.com/excel/vb...acro_recorder/

    Introduction to Variables, Constants and Data Types
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...(v=vs.60).aspx

    Declaring Variables
    http://www.cpearson.com/excel/declaringvariables.aspx

    Here's a good primer on the scope of variables.
    http://www.cpearson.com/excel/scope.aspx
    Variable Scope in Excel VBA - EASY Excel Macros
    Understanding Scope

    Using Variables in Excel VBA Macro Code
    http://www.ozgrid.com/VBA/variables.htm

    See David McRitchie's site if you just started with VBA
    http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/getstarted.htm

    What is a VBA Module and How is a VBA Module Used?
    http://www.emagenit.com/VBA%20Folder...vba_module.htm

    Events And Event Procedures In VBA
    http://www.cpearson.com/excel/Events.aspx

    Here is a good introductory tutorial using a VBA Class:
    http://www.cpearson.com/excel/classes.aspx

    There's a chapter on classes in VBA Developer's Handbook which is also good.
    http://www.amazon.com/VBA-Developers.../dp/0782129781

    Ron's Excel Tips
    http://www.rondebruin.nl/tips.htm

    Ron de Bruin's Mail from Excel and make/mail PDF files (Windows)
    http://www.rondebruin.nl/win/section1.htm

    How do I create and use a PERSONAL file for my VBA code
    http://www.rondebruin.nl/win/personal.htm

    Anthony's Excel VBA Page - Excel Application - Excel Consultant - Excel Consulting (see 3 tutorials in Excel VBA Basic Tutorial Series)

    BET: Microsoft Excel Visual Basic

    Debugging VBA
    http://www.cpearson.com/Excel/DebuggingVBA.aspx

    Debug Excel VBA Macro Code
    http://www.ozgrid.com/VBA/debug.htm

    TechBookReport - Debugging Excel VBA Code
    http://www.techbookreport.com/tutori...el_vba_01.html

    Here are some general links on performance improvement:
    https://www.soa.org/News-and-Publica...s42-roper.aspx
    Optimize Slow VBA Code. Speed Up Efficient VBA Code/Macros
    Excel VBA Performance Coding Best Practices - Office Blogs
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa730921.aspx

    Start at the beginning...

    Creating An XLA Add-In For Excel, Writing User Defined Functions In VBA
    http://www.cpearson.com/excel/createaddin.aspx

    Build an Excel Add-In
    http://www.fontstuff.com/vba/vbatut03.htm

    Creating custom functions
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ex...117011033.aspx

    Writing Your First VBA Function in Excel
    http://www.exceltip.com/st/Writing_Y...Excel/631.html

    VBA for Excel (Macros)
    http://www.excel-vba.com/excel-vba-contents.htm

    Excel Macros Tutorial
    http://www.excel-vba.com/excel-vba-contents.htm

    Excel Macros & Programming
    http://www.excel-vba.com/index.htm

    VBA Lesson 11: VBA Code General Tips and General Vocabulary
    http://www.excel-vba.com/vba-code-2-1-tips.htm

    Excel VBA -- Adding Code to a Workbook
    http://www.contextures.com/xlvba01.html

    Beyond Excel's recorder

    Helpful as a simple concise reference for the basics, and, using the macro recorder is endlessly powerful.
    http://www.techonthenet.com/excel/cells/index.php

    Learn to debug:
    http://www.cpearson.com/excel/debug.htm

    How To: Assign a Macro to a Button or Shape
    http://peltiertech.com/WordPress/how...tton-or-shape/

    User Form Creation
    http://www.contextures.com/xlUserForm01.html

    Build a UserForm for Excel
    http://www.fontstuff.com/ebooks/free/fsuserforms.pdf

    When To Use a UserForm & What to Use a UserForm For
    http://www.ozgrid.com/Excel/free-tra...ba2lesson2.htm

    UserForms in Excel VBA - UserForm Basics; Add Controls dynamically at run-time using the Add Method; UserForm Controls (A Snapshot)

    VBA add UserForm on the fly
    http://www.vbaexpress.com/kb/getarticle.php?kb_id=228

    Excel VBA how to Personalise the Ribbon
    http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=...bbon&FORM=VDRE

    Excel Tutorials / Video Tutorials - Functions
    http://www.contextures.com/xlFunctions02.html

    How to insert Buttons, radio buttons and check boxes in Excel
    http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=...xcel&FORM=VDRE

    INDEX MATCH - Excel Index Function and Excel Match Function
    http://www.contextures.com/xlFunctions03.html

    Multi or two way vlook up and index match tutorial
    http://www.get-digital-help.com/

    Excel Data Validation
    http://www.contextures.com/xlDataVal08.html#Larger
    http://www.contextures.com/excel-dat...ation-add.html

    Excel -- Data Validation -- Create Dependent Lists
    http://www.contextures.com/xlDataVal02.html

    http://www.get-digital-help.com/2010...lues-in-excel/

    Your Quick Reference to Microsoft Excel Solutions
    http://www.xl-central.com/index.html

    New! Excel Recorded Webinars
    http://www.datapigtechnologies.com/ExcelMain.htm

    MS Excel: VBA Functions - Listed by Category
    MS Excel: ALL Formulas/Functions - Listed by Category

    Fuzzy Matching - new version plus explanation
    http://www.mrexcel.com/forum/excel-q...planation.html

    Programming The VBA Editor - Created by Chip Pearson at Pearson Software Consulting LLC
    This page describes how to write code that modifies or reads other VBA code.
    http://www.cpearson.com/Excel/vbe.aspx

    VBA and Macros for Microsoft Excel, by Bill Jelen "Mr.Excel" and Tracy Syrstad

    Excel Hacks 100 Industrial-Strength Tips & Tools, by David & Traina Hawley

    VBA and Macros for Microsoft Excel 2007, by Bill Jelen "Mr.Excel" and Tracy Syrstad

    John Walkenbach's power programming with Excel books.

    Excel 2010 Power Programming with VBA, Mr. Spreadsheet's Bookshelf

    by Stephen/ Bovey, Rob/ Green, John Bullen (Paperback - Feb 11, 2005)
    Professional Excel Development

    by Rob Bovey, Stephen Bullen, John Green, and Robert Rosenberg (Paperback - Sep 26, 2001)
    Excel 2002 VBA: Programmers Reference

    Professional Excel Development by Rob Bovey, Dennis Wallentin, Stephen Bullen, & John Green

    DonkeyOte: My Recommended Reading, Volatility
    http://www.decisionmodels.com/calcsecretsi.htm

    A list of Reference Books
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    Sumproduct
    http://www.xldynamic.com/source/xld.SUMPRODUCT.html

    Need to understand error handling
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    Excel file error message
    How to diagnose Excel file corruption and repair workbooks

    If a file cannot be repaired, consider recovering an earlier version from your file history
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...8-file-history

    Arrays
    http://www.mrexcel.com/forum/excel-q...ay-basics.html
    http://www.cpearson.com/excel/VBAArrays.htm
    http://www.xtremevbtalk.com/showthread.php?t=296012
    http://www.vbtutor.net/vba/vba_chp21.htm
    http://excelmacromastery.com/Blog/in...-in-excel-vba/

    Array Dimensions in Visual Basic - Working with Dimensions (code and graphics)
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...(v=VS.80).aspx

    Visual Basic Array Tutorial written by Adam Wehmann
    http://patorjk.com/programming/tutorials/vbarrays.htm

    Shortcut Keys in Excel 2000 through 2007

    Pivot Intro
    http://peltiertech.com/Excel/Pivots/pivotstart.htm
    Office 2010 Class #36: Excel PivotTables Pivot Tables 15 examples (Data Analysis) - YouTube
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMGILHiLqr0
    Getting Started with Pivot Tables
    http://www.contextures.com/xlPivot01.html#Start
    Overview of PivotTable and PivotChart reports
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/ex...010342752.aspx
    Build a Pivot Table in Excel VBA
    http://www.brainbell.com/tutorials/E...Excel_VBA.html

    Excel 2013 PowerPivot Basics #01: Introduction To PowerPivot for Excel 2013 - YouTube

    Conditional Formatting
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-001/e...102809768.aspx

    Count cells based on Conditional Formatting color?
    http://www.cpearson.com/Excel/CFColors.htm
    http://www.excelfox.com/forum/showth...atting-or-not)
    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...ell-in-excel-2
    https://dakhoaauahcm.vn/hac-lao.html

    Email from XL - VBA
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    Outlook VBA
    https://www.rondebruin.nl/win/section1.htm
    http://www.outlookcode.com/article.aspx?id=40
    Exporting Email Body Text to excel (using outlook 2010) VBA
    Exporting text from body of outlook email to excel
    Quickly export Outlook e-mail items to Excel - TechRepublic

    Mail a message to each person in a range
    http://www.rondebruin.nl/win/s1/outlook/bmail5.htm

    Excel VBA Dictionary – A Complete Guide
    https://excelmacromastery.com/vba-dictionary/

    Excel Function Dictionary by Peter Noneley
    http://www.xlfdic.com/
    http://www.hoffits.com/

    Function Translations
    http://www.piuha.fi/excel-function-name-translation/

    Dynamic Named Ranges
    http://www.contextures.com/xlNames01.html

    Vba to create waterfall charts
    http://peltiertech.com/excel-waterfa...bridge-charts/

    How to create Excel Dashboards
    http://www.contextures.com/excel-dashboards.html
    http://chandoo.org/wp/excel-dashboards/
    http://chandoo.org/wp/management-dashboards-excel/
    http://www.exceldashboardwidgets.com/
    http://www.andypope.info/charts/gauge.htm
    https://exceldashboardschool.com/
    https://www.youtube.com/user/OnLinePCLearning/featured

    To create my Dashboard I use this small ebook: Create a Dashboard using PivotTable - Roger F. Silva
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    Excel Dashboard / Scorecard Ebook
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    Free dashboard training materials
    https://www.google.com.hk/search?q=I...hrome&ie=UTF-8
    https://www.youtube.com/user/OnLinePCLearning/featured

    Excel Dashboard School
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    Mike Alexander from Data Pig Technologies
    http://www.amazon.com/Excel-2007-Das...5564958&sr=1-1

    Templates
    http://www.cpearson.com/Excel/Topic.aspx
    http://www.contextures.com/excel-tem...lf-scores.html
    http://www.ozgrid.com/search/templates.htm
    http://www.onlinepclearning.com/
    https://www.youtube.com/user/OnLinePCLearning/featured

    Round Robin Tournament Generator
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    Financial Model Template
    https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...finance&page=1

    Microsoft Excel Cascading Listboxes Tutorial
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAMvLJRwZdI

    Date & Time stamping:
    http://www.mcgimpsey.com/excel/timestamp.html

    Get Formula / Formats thru custom functions:
    http://dmcritchie.mvps.org/excel/formula.htm#GetFormat

    A nice informative MS article "Improving Performance in Excel 2007"
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa730921.aspx

    Progress Meters
    http://www.andypope.info/vba/pmeter.htm
    http://www.xcelfiles.com/ProgressBar.html

    How to convert text to numbers in Excel
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/291047

    How to parse data from the web - Brett Fret has a video in YouTube
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6H7tBL97orE

    Excel VBA MAC shortcuts
    http://www.mrexcel.com/forum/excel-q...uts-excel.html

    http://www.internet4classrooms.com/e...yboard_mac.htm
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ma...102927337.aspx

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ex...010073848.aspx

    Excel VLOOKUP Multiple Sheets • My Online Training Hub

    Wise Owl Tutorials
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...3akx_gFMnpxTN5
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHO5...3akx_gFMnpxTN5

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc837974.aspx
    Merging Data from Multiple Workbooks into a Summary Workbook in Excel
    Merge data from all workbooks in a folder
    Merging a Range from Selected Workbooks
    Merging a Range from Multiple Workbooks by Column
    Merging a Range from Multiple Workbooks in a Folder with a Filter

    Filtering Horizontally, or both
    https://www.mrexcel.com/forum/excel-...izontally.html
    https://www.mrexcel.com/forum/excel-...ng-macros.html
    http://blog.livedoor.jp/andrewe/archives/50283818.html
    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...d-horizontally
    https://chandoo.org/forum/threads/fi...tically.14283/

    You could do a Google search with “You Tube” and use the foollowing names, and/or, links:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABXP...S5k4zsvnu2mkJC
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHO5...3akx_gFMnpxTN5
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kd6Z...VH5Dq42RG9tlRP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIhK...suD6oNDaOk3vbR
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z08z...Z_6brD5Gk1sVy_
    https://www.youtube.com/user/ExcelVbaIsFun/playlists
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_d8...lhXL_9m7EAgcMq
    https://www.youtube.com/user/ExcelVB...ort=dd&view=50
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...o2SEPBLLPGOyBz
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_1e...7lleNVtNeAhBVC
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDYk...007E847B3E6658

    Some other Threads where VBA learning was discussed:
    Basics of Excel VBA and Code writting
    Excel VBA
    http://www.excelforum.com/excel-form...ml#post4250487
    http://www.excelforum.com/excel-gene...s-for-vba.html
    https://members.excelcampus.com/a/1523/fdzAdugs

    Sending mail from Excel with CDO
    http://www.rondebruin.nl/win/s1/cdo.htm

    And, as your skills increase, try answering threads on sites like:
    http://www.mrexcel.com
    http://www.excelforum.com
    http://www.ozgrid.com
    http://www.vbaexpress.com
    http://www.excelfox.com

    If you are willing to spend money for the training, then something here should work for you...
    http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&key...l_5givffg47i_b

    Advanced Excel Training - Online Excel Course
    http://www.udemy.com/advanced-excel/

    Learn VBA Fast, Vol. I: Excel function design course, with practice exercises (The VBA Function Design Course Book 1)
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00M6E8MBW

    Excel VBA Programmer Interview - Excel Test for interview
    http://www.vbaexpress.com/forum/show...mer-Interview&

    Excel tests
    http://www.excel-skills.com/demos2010/skills_test.php
    http://www.skills-assessment.net/hom...dex.aspx?e=135
    https://www.wiziq.com/tests/ms-excel

    Here is another Function translator that is extremely popular:
    http://en.excel-translator.de/functions/text/
    It will also translate Formulas as well
    http://en.excel-translator.de/translator/

    Here a couple of good blogs on the R1C1 Style Notation
    https://smurfonspreadsheets.wordpres...r1c1-notation/
    http://powerspreadsheets.com/r1c1-formular1c1-vba/

    Top ten ways to clean your data
    https://support.office.com/en-us/art...f-9cfc08a0a4e3

    Analytical reasoning test of Excel aptitude
    http://www.exceltip.com/wp-content/u...-Questions.pdf

    RegEX question - Alpha only upper case only.
    Regex Tutorial—From Regex 101 to Advanced Regex
    Regular Expression Tutorial - Learn How to Use Regular Expressions
    https://www.princeton.edu/~mlovett/r...xpressions.pdf

    The VBA Guide To ListObject Excel Tables
    https://www.thespreadsheetguru.com/b...t-excel-tables

    Hiding Macros
    https://www.mrexcel.com/forum/excel-...ng-macros.html

    Excel keyboard shortcuts
    http://www.asap-utilities.com/excel-tips-shortcuts.php
    A nearly complete Microsoft list, from thisoldman:
    https://support.office.com/en-us/art...9-9b7213f0040f
    This has some that aren't listed on the MS page:
    http://www.asap-utilities.com/excel-tips-shortcuts.php
    And this one:
    https://exceljet.net/keyboard-shortcuts
    Microsoft changed some shortcuts between 2003 and 2007 versions and they continue to change them.
    Menu shortcuts, get changed too.
    If you have a newer version of Excel, type Alt+d and a message will pop up: "Continue typing the menu key sequence ..."
    My favorite little known key sequences are the context menu shortcuts.
    If you're on Windows with a keyboard that has a menu key, copy a range of cells, then select a destination.
    Press the menu key (between Rt-Alt and Rt-Ctrl) then press V to paste values only, or R to paste formats only, or T to transpose+paste.

    Distance between Zip Codes - Excel on a PC
    https://desmondoshiwambo.wordpress.c...stance-in-vba/
    Have a great day,
    hiker95

    Windows 10, Excel 2007, on a PC.

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