Exercise: Adding to a list - Recording Macros

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Category ==> Excel VBA Macros  (38 exercises)
Topic ==> Recording macros and buttons  (7 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Course ==> Excel VBA macros
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Open the file found in the folder shown above.

Record a macro called AddBuilding, which will take new details from the Add In Template sheet and adds them to the bottom of the current list, using the following steps:

  • Select the data on the Add In Template sheet in cells A2:G2.
  • Copy this data.
  • Select the Main List sheet & cell A1.
  • Go to the bottom of this current list, using the CTRL + £ shortcut.
  • Go down one more cell to find a blank cell.
  • Paste the data from the clipboard.
  • Go back to the Add In Template sheet and clear cells A2:E2.
  • Stop recording

You will need to switch between relative and absolute recording modes for this to work correctly.

Test your macro is working by adding the following building details to the Add In Template sheet:

Excel VBA Macros exercise - Recording macros and buttons (image 1)

There are lookups for the building type and decade details

If your macro is working correctly the bottom of your list should look like the below:

Excel VBA Macros exercise - Recording macros and buttons (image 2)

JR Central is part of the existing list

Once the macro is working add in an AutoShape button to the Add In Template sheet to run the macro in future.

Save your file as Tallest Buildings Updated and close it down.

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