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  • #16
    Re: Excel OLE Check for Empty Cell

    Originally posted by MikeC View Post
    Stan, Marcel,

    Thanks for this.
    It makes a Very nice addition to my help file for methods to use for Excel.
    Is this help file shareable, MikeC?
    Marcel

    I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
    ---- Confusius ----

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    • #17
      Re: Excel OLE Check for Empty Cell

      Marcel,
      Certain areas of the help file is in its infant stage and the Excel folder happens to be one of these...only 8 text files in it so far. The script from this thread and 2 others by Stan is included in the 8.

      If I thought for one second that any of the files would be of use to you I would not have hesitated to give them to you even if you never asked!! ...Most are very basic...but like most of my help files they give me ideas or a basis of where to start from. The titles are:
      Excel_sort.txt ===Stan Mathews
      Excel_Convert_Column_Formats.txt ===Stan Mathews
      Open_external_program.txt ===Stan Mathews
      Excel silent conversion to 4.txt ===Martin Cole
      excel_import--user-no_genie.txt ===Lance Gurd
      Excel_to_Dbf_Function.txt ===Bill Parker
      Excel--export to.txt ===Garry Flanigan
      Export_All_Excel_Function.txt ===Me
      Here they are anyways....maybe someone else will benefit from my messageboard gleaning (sincerely doubt you or Stan will!!).
      Mike
      __________________________________________
      It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
      It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
      Henry David Thoreau
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      • #18
        Re: Excel OLE Check for Empty Cell

        Mike,

        Maybe there are users who would benefit from seeing your entire help file? It would illustrate how you gleaned tidbits, etc from message board postings. It would show what you found useful as you went through the learning process. It might provide a basis which new users could work and avoid asking the same questions.

        I meant to email Richard today and ask if there was someone there who could create a video demonstrating how to zip up a database (or a table/set) and attach it to a thread. It is so time consuming to post a description of the process or find a thread in which it has been described.

        Whoops! That means I don't have a help file of my own from which I could cut and paste the description nor do I have a record of links to same.

        I wonder whatever happened to the Tips section?
        There can be only one.

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        • #19
          Re: Excel OLE Check for Empty Cell

          Hi Stan,

          Not only would I be a bit embarrassed regarding the mess my help file is currently in, but there are also some proprietary scripts/functions mixed in that I would have to separate out-----all part of being a pack rat I guess! I mean I know where most everything is but, like my garage, noone else could possibly find things very easy. I could (and will) straighten the mess out, but there are other considerations such as size.

          A big part of my help file are the samples that have been posted here on the messageboard. So far, without including some things outside of the folder where my help file is, its size currently is 1.89 GB....not something I could post here for sure. Once organized, maybe just the text files could be posted...unless the following idea ever gets off the ground.

          There was a post last fall/early winter that suggested that perhaps there could be a website that could house the various samples, scripts, etc. that many have created or have in their personal help files--I know I am not the only one with a decent sized one. At least I think it is fair sized??? No clue what everyone else does but would think everyone has some sort of folder with tidbits to help.

          I think your video idea for certain topics like you mentioned is a great idea for Alpha to have and then we could simply direct people to them....much easier than explaining for sure!
          Mike
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          It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
          It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
          Henry David Thoreau
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          • #20
            Re: Excel OLE Check for Empty Cell

            Originally posted by MikeC View Post
            Marcel,
            Certain areas of the help file is in its infant stage and the Excel folder happens to be one of these...only 8 text files in it so far. The script from this thread and 2 others by Stan is included in the 8.
            Any information will help.

            Originally posted by MikeC View Post
            If I thought for one second that any of the files would be of use to you I would not have hesitated to give them to you even if you never asked!!
            I know :)

            Originally posted by MikeC View Post
            ...Most are very basic...but like most of my help files they give me ideas or a basis of where to start from.
            Basic examples are the best. When it's getting complicated too quickly the examples won't help. Most user/programmers can pick the pieces they need and assemble them in the bigger part.
            Marcel

            I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
            ---- Confusius ----

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            • #21
              Re: Excel OLE Check for Empty Cell

              Originally posted by Stan Mathews View Post
              Maybe there are users who would benefit from seeing your entire help file? It would illustrate how you gleaned tidbits, etc from message board postings. It would show what you found useful as you went through the learning process. It might provide a basis which new users could work and avoid asking the same questions.
              Good idea

              Originally posted by Stan Mathews View Post
              I wonder whatever happened to the Tips section?
              I wonder whatever happened to the Newsletter? Does it still exist?
              Marcel

              I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
              ---- Confusius ----

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