I have a substantial program for data collection and archiving. It is built on Excel VBA and it works quite well. For a number of reasons I would like to get away from Excel and convert it to another program that would stand alone. I would like to have something that is similar to VBA so that I could learn it fairly quickly. I am not an IT pro but I taught myself VBA in the last 6 months and I have no idea what I should be looking at. I have some inkling that C or PHP may be what I need. Would anyone care to suggest what I should be looking at?