Utilizing Excel and VBA to Create Dynamic Views of a Spreadsheet

It was just ten years ago when most electronic devices were designed with a single-purpose in mind. If you wanted to take a picture of reasonable quality, you purchased a camera. If you wanted directions to a destination, you purchased a GPS unit. If you wanted to listen to a MP3 file, you purchased a MP3 player. If you wanted to play a video game, you purchased a gaming console. It was during this era when you were forced to decide between taking your kids or your technology on vacation, because there clearly wasn’t enough space in your car (or an entire airplane) for both.

Today, devices are designed to be multi-purpose. Televisions can now connect to the internet and interface with other home technology to play audio and video. Gaming systems can now double as Blu-ray players and integrate with social media. Phones now allow you to simultaneously take pictures, get directions, listen to music, play video games, and call your mother, all while feeding your pet squirrel monkey.

The concepts demonstrated by this technological evolution did not leave Microsoft Excel behind – that is, with native Excel tools and some VBA assistance, a single spreadsheet can now be set up in a multi-purpose fashion to present information in a variety of ways.

Why Should I Consider a Dynamic View Solution?

  • Reduction of File Size and of File Components

It’s likely science could prove the existence of a positive correlation between large Excel files and aging. This is due the number of years it takes for a large Excel file to open on a computer, not to mention the additional time it takes to navigate multiple tabs to find required information. A dynamic view solution allows you to reduce the file size and the number of tabs within an Excel file, effectively adding years to your life.

  • Application Flexibility and Efficiency

Native Excel tools like PivotTables, Slicers, and Filters have been optimized for efficiency within Excel. Instead of creating static reports that contain manually inputted formulas and links to manually inputted cells, a dynamic view solution that utilizes native Excel tools can provide you with more flexibility to more efficiently slice and dice information as you see fit. It appears culinary school may be in your future after all.

  • User Experience and Productivity

Instead of paying your analysts to manually manipulate how and what information is presented on spreadsheets, a dynamic view solution will automate much of that process. This means your analysts can actually spend time on analysis. This construct seems fitting.

Contact Us for A Free Consultation

In an age where technology permits and Excel specialists exist, it’s entirely possible for your team and your Excel files to be operating more efficiently and productively. Not only can we create functionality allowing you to more easily control how and what information is displayed within your Excel file, we can ensure your analysts will have more time to do analysis and that you can spend more time with your pet squirrel monkey. To better understand how we can help, schedule a free consultation with our team by calling 1-800-682-0882 or visit our website at ExcelHelp.com to submit an inquiry online.