Course Description

Microsoft Macros and VBA Level 2 continues from Level 1 exploring the advanced features of VBA programming.

Students will learn how to write programs that control Microsoft Excel. You will receive dozens of example macros that will provide you with practical, business-oriented tools that you can use right away to improve your productivity.

Course Details


Registrations within 24 hours of course start time must be made by phone (403-220-2866).

Course Content

Course Level Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Create user form controls, populate controls with data and validate data into ActiveX controls
  • Fill data in to a list box or combo box using loops
  • Create a multipage control in user form
  • Validate the user inputs using methods and functions
  • Parse control values back to a spreadsheet and parse range values to the user form controls
  • Use option buttons and check boxes in forms
  • Apply different types of decision structures in VB coding
  • Launch forms using procedures
  • Control pivot tables using ActiveX controls
  • Debug and analyze the various types of errors associated with code design

Topics of Instruction


  • Work with Forms and Controls
  • Understand Controls
  • Add Functionality to Forms
  • Work with Control Appearance
  • Set the Tab Order
  • Populate a Control
  • Add Code to Controls
  • Launch Forms from Procedures

Understanding Conditional Loops

  • Working with Do-While loops
  • Working with Do- Until Loops

Workbook, Worksheets and Databases

  • Using Worksheets, Workbook Objects in VBA: Example on how to save a copy of Worksheet
  • Consolidate Multiple Workbooks in to one using VBA [21 min]
  • Delete Blank Cells & Sort a List using VBA
  • Generating Multiple PDF Reports using VBA

Working with Pivots

Debugging and Error-handling

  • Errors
  • Debugging

Sharing Workbooks

  • Programming Automatic Events
  • Running Automatic Procedures
  • Automatically Starting the Workbook and basic dashboards.


You should be a relatively experienced Excel user able to comfortably perform the following tasks:

  • create workbooks, insert sheets, save files
  • navigate through a workbook
  • use the Excel Ribbon user interface
  • enter formulas
  • use Excel's worksheet functions
  • name cells and ranges
  • use basic Windows features
  • understand file management techniques

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