Does SSD Hard Disk Or A Faster Chip Improve Excel Performance

Apr 26, 2013

If I want to improve my excel performance like ability to open multiple excel and sheets to perform calculation, should I change to a SSD or a faster intel chip? My current PC sometimes give me a black screen for my excel sheet or is unable to save certain sheets when I open too many sheets.

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Is it risky for someone to edit an excel document while it is still in the flashdisk or external hard disk? I was told that this habit can lead to loss of data or the data can be affected if someone does this. I was told that I have to copy/cut paste the document onto my desktop, edit/ work on it then move it back to the storage device. Is all that work necessary, or can I simply work on the document while it is still in the flashdisk or external hard disk..

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Jan 17, 2013

I have thousands of rows of data sorted chronologically in a flat list. What I'm looking to do is have a pivot table or formula which picks out the highest value for a given person. Sound simple?

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- column B: name
- column C: exercise weight
- column D: exercise rep's
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I have used Chip's StringConcat code [url]

When I first entered the function code as a formula on the worksheet, the result was instant and correct.

However, if I change the contents of one of the cells in the stringconcat range, the result does not change.

I need to edit (eg F2 then enter) either the cell with the text or the cell with the formula for the result to update.
If I highlight the column where the formula is used and Find / Replace to change "=" for "=", they all update at once (tip I learn't here)

Has anyone experienced this or have any ideas why it may happen?

I am using Excel 2000 (work)
I have 6 cols of info (I to N),
These 6 columns contain formulae that basically copies plain text from the same row in Cols A to F. (Since not all the left hand side cells are full, the formula copies down the value above if the cell isblank, or copies the cell value if there istext)
Formula is in Cell G2 and reads
=stringconcat("; ",TRUE,I2:N2)
Code is stored in the Module1
I have 1 header row (Row 1)
I have 16 rows of text (Rows 2 to 17)
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I pulled a set of financial statements from a database into Excel. All of the values are hard coded but I would like to make them dynamic, while maintaining the original content. For example, If cell C3 is a revenue figure for 2012 ($1,000) I would like to link it to cell C5, which will be a currency conversion rate (2.0). So I would like cell C3 to read =1000*C5, which would equal 2000, and for cell D3 to equal 2013 sales*D5, etc. I would also like this to go across a specified range so that I can also change operating expenses, taxes, etc over a number of columns (dates) that I define, all linking to the conversion rate for the given year. Having another tab where you link and anchor is an option but I would prefer something in VBA where I can qickly include this functionality with new workbooks that I download.

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On Error Resume Next
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Apr 11, 2008

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Mar 2, 2010

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Apr 7, 2009

Attached is a spreadsheet that does exactly what I need it to do but I know that the code can be written better. Perhaps some experts can clue me in to how I could improve.

There is a button on the sheet Mandatory Training that looks at the sheet CS CM and finds certain numbers, when it does it makes them red and copies them to the Mandatory Training sheet. If other lines are added to CS CM that have the same numbers and the button is clicked again, only the new entries are made red and copied to Mandatory Training.

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how to improve the following error handling strategy and code samples so as to maximise its usefulness for the purposes described.

During function calculations in VBA, such as is done by numerical integrators, numerical run-time errors may occur, such as:
Err.Number = 5 Invalid procedure call eg. LOG(-5)
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Err.Number = 11 Division by zero

My present strategy to address these errors:

Say the variable x is used in the function calculations, and some particular value of x causes one of the above errors to occur. After the above errors are trapped, the x value is increased slightly from its initial value, and the failed calculation line is retried (Resume). On the next error trap, the x value is decreased slightly from its initial value, and the calculation tried again. This way, the initial x value is cyclically changed by adding increasing magnitude increments of alternating signs, searching for the nearest x value which will allow the function calculation to be done without error. Thus it causes the x value to swing around the initial x value in a pendulum-like manner, but with a widening swing per pass.

So far, I have the following code:


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The code is as follows:

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Dim LastColumn As Long
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For Each c In Sheet3.Range("dataforgraph")
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c.Offset(0, 3) = Sheet3.Range("avg1") - Sheet3.Range("stadev1")
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For example key 20 has a min fee chargeable of 100, however a fee is chargable based on performance as follows:

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