HOW TO… Excel: Create a hierarchical series of drop down boxes

As a result of prodding around the excel subreddit I found a query from user innocuous_gorilla about creating drop downs that are dependent upon each other. Due to working at NHS England where we have a massive array of organisation types and hierarchies, I quickly learnt how to do this! For example, in NHS England … Continue reading HOW TO… Excel: Create a hierarchical series of drop down boxes

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HOW TO… VBA: Compare VBA Combo Box Values with Their Lists

Preamble So, a recent issue I’ve had using VBA to create UserForms to handle data input is data validation. Throughout my UserForm I’ve included a variety of Combo Boxes that contain lists of information the user can select. In most instances I would like the user to have inputted exactly one of the options within … Continue reading HOW TO… VBA: Compare VBA Combo Box Values with Their Lists

HOW TO… Excel: Create a Dynamic Data Range for a Chart

Continuing the theme of automatically updating charts, we’re going to look at how to make a chart deal with a dynamically changing data range. This is useful for situations where you have multiple measures that each have a different number of independent variables (the variables plotted on our x-axis, which was the month of the … Continue reading HOW TO… Excel: Create a Dynamic Data Range for a Chart

HOW TO… Excel: A Truly Non-Volatile Solution for Dynamic Data Tables

This is a follow-up to the last tutorial. Thanks to reddit user /u/small_trunks for noticing my blunder! Unfortunately, 'SUMIFS' couldn't be used on its own to create the dynamic data tables. But don't fret! I have another solution up my sleeve that doesn't rely on volatile functions like 'INDIRECT' and 'OFFSET'! It relies entirely on … Continue reading HOW TO… Excel: A Truly Non-Volatile Solution for Dynamic Data Tables

HOW TO… Excel: Using SUMIFS to Create a Dynamic Data Table

This is a continuation of the previous tutorial. Due to the volatility of the INDIRECT function, it may be necessary to avoid using it when trying to create large dashboards which will be handling and outputting large amounts of data. So, we’ll need an alternative in these cases. One of the ways this can be … Continue reading HOW TO… Excel: Using SUMIFS to Create a Dynamic Data Table

HOW TO… Excel: Create a Dynamic Data Table Using INDIRECT and Combo Boxes

Creating a full and cohesive user experience in an Excel based dashboard can be really difficult if you don't know where to start. Often, the easiest way to approach the situation will be to utilise Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts, which come with useful tools like slicers to dynamically filter the data with a touch … Continue reading HOW TO… Excel: Create a Dynamic Data Table Using INDIRECT and Combo Boxes