Macros what does updating do
One of the more powerful, but seldom used functions of Excel is the ability to very easily create automated tasks and custom logic within macros.Macros provide an ideal way to save time on predictable, repetitive tasks as well as standardize document formats – many times without having to write a single line of code.To view the code that makes our macro run, from the Macros dialog click the Edit button.The window that opens displays the source code that was recorded from our actions when creating the macro.First apply general number formatting across all the cells by doing a Select All (either Ctrl A or click the cell between the row and column headers) and select the “Comma Style” icon under the Home menu.Next, apply some visual formatting to both the row and column headers: And finally, apply some style to the totals.When you “record” a macro, Excel is actually translating everything you do into its respective VBA instructions.
Now, we want to get the summary data for the entire sheet, so we apply a few more calculations: Respectively: Now that the calculations are done, we will apply the style and formatting.To put our data format macro to use, open the Excel Template file which was created above.When you do this, assuming you have standard security settings enabled, you will see a warning across the top of the workbook which says that macros are disabled.In order to use our newly recorded macro, we have to save our Excel Workbook in a macro enabled file format.However, before we do that, we first need to clear all the existing data so that it is not embedded in our template (the idea being every time we use this template, we will import the most up-to-date data). With the data now cleared (but the macros still included in the Excel file), we want to save the file as a macro enabled template (XLTM) file.
If you are curious what macros are or how to actually create them, no problem – we will walk you through the entire process.