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    Question Lots of sheets

    Hi folks!

    I just created an account, because i need some help. I have lots of excel sheets. All are linked together. It is just a mess. So i am trying to visualize the flow of data through all sheets. I already made a table with all sheets and all dependencies. It looks like as follow:


    Sheet name Depends on
    Sheet1 Sheet2
    Sheet1 Sheet3
    Sheet2 Sheet3
    Sheet2 Sheet4
    Sheet2 Sheet5
    Sheet3 Sheet1
    Sheet3 Sheet5
    Sheet4 Sheet5
    Sheet5 Sheet6

    The real list is much larger. I am looking for some way to visualize the flow. Some kind of workflow or flowchart. I tried making my own in Paint. Please dont judge my bad painting skills please



    The real list is much larger (hundreds of records). Making such flow by hand isnt really an option. So i am looking for some kind of script (VBA?) to go from the list in Excel such kind of workflow. Can someone help me? Does anyone has a great solution to get more insight in the data flow through all sheets?

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    Default Re: Lots of sheets

    maybe try MS Visio, faster and easier
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    Default Re: Lots of sheets

    Are there other options?

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    Default Re: Lots of sheets

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    Curious .. is there something more than just visualizing the sheet flow ?

    What is the overall goal ? Perhaps, based on the ultimate goal, there is something else that can be provided for you.

    If you have Excel 2013 or higher : https://support.office.com/en-us/art...d-e958cc5fad42

    All Excel versions : https://support.office.com/en-us/art...ad=US&fromAR=1
    Last edited by Logit; May 26th, 2019 at 05:34 PM.

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    Currently i have way to many sheets to update periodically and all sheets depend on other sheets. I wanna clean things up. Less sheets. Less manual operations. It will decrease the lead time and decrease the chance of errors. The process is too big to redo from scratch (time is also an issue). I need to improve parts of the flow piece by piece. In order to make sure the complete process won't collapse if i improve some parts of the flow, i need to know the current flow. I already have a list of alle connections between the sheets. Since the list is too large, it is still not clear. Something visual would be much better to understand the current flow. So i am looking for something to visualize the current flow.

    I found Inquiry. It seems usefull if there is a quick end of the sheets. In the current state, sheets also depend on previous periods and thus Inquiry also tries to visual all of those links. Also you need just one final sheet to get all links. It seems great at first, but this really handy.

    I also found all external references, so i already have a list of all dependencies. I just need a way to visualize the dependencies.

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    Default Re: Lots of sheets

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    Hopefully the url resources will help ? If not, maybe someone else on the Forum has a solution ?

    Anyone ... step up please ?

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    Default Re: Lots of sheets

    Thanks for the help. It is not really what i am looking for.

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