Excel & VBA

This combination is bringing back memories. Though I’ve never programmed in Visual Basic during my IT years, the terminology and underlying thinking are very similar. We were really fortunate to have DJ from Abercrombie & Fitch presenting in our class this week to demonstrate how he brings accounting + excel + VBA into the fashion industry. It’s interesting to note that he was wearing all Abercrombie from what I could tell, so I wonder if that’s their “uniform”? (Sign me up!!!)

I have to admit though, I am getting rusty a little bit but seeing the code editor window sort of brings me a warm fuzzy feeling. Ten minutes into the presentation I felt like I was surrounded by some old friends: OOP (Object Oriented Programming), functions, procedures, methods, loops, variables, constants, etc, just to name a few. It’s really exciting to see how you can build something custom that does exactly what you want that excel couldn’t offer. And of course it’s always fun to hear speakers ripping on Office 2007 or just Microsoft in general. LOL

So, this is to let you future MAccers get a preview of what’s to come should you decide to take Professor Oglevee’s FIN849. Not only will you become an excel wizard by the time you’re done with this class, but perhaps also a VBA guru.

Cheers,

Henry



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