Excel/Excel submit, group and update
QUESTION: Hi Edward,
I'm lost. I have a report to do for all stores. There are 15 stores, grouped by 3 regions. The report is for lamps of different types, bought on different days.
I need to create a sheet for my region reps to enter the lamps as they were bought, then press a "submit" button, which will in-turn group the lamps by store, then by type and spit out how much of each type of lamp (total) was bought by each store in a month.
NB: They should only be submitting this info once each month.
ANSWER: It would be possible to write a macro to do this, but you may find it quicker to do copy and paste to get the data into one sheet (if it isn't already there) and then use a pivot table to get the summary data you want - happy to expand on any of this if it helps, and should you need it my direct email is email@example.com (question found in question pool, indicating the original expert rejected the question for some reason)
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Can I create a submit, where my users on have the form they should enter data in, while I have the table the data is submitted to? If yes tell me how?
ANSWER: Yes, it will be possible - though it depends what you mean by submit - if it's save the data somewhere, then a macro can do this - for example, to a text file opened for append. If it is email, then it can be done - possibly the best source for example is Ron De Bruin's site - http://www.rondebruin.nl/win/s1/cdo.htm
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QUESTION: What I meant by "submit" was that the user clicks a submit button that then runs a macro and save the data to a table in a separate workbook, maybe on a shared server or something?
I really don't need a site, I need actual macros, with comments as to what it is doing, so I know where to change to make my stuff work.
My suggestion of Ron's site was to give you actual macros, fully explained - it's hard to write a macro without knowing what it needs to do - but certainly saving it to a known location would work - the macro would have to open that file and write the data - if you could send me a sample file that the reps would be using I can write and comment a macro for you that hopefully will do what you want.
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