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How do I inject VBA into Excel?

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I need to use existing code that populates a combo box in Excel, but am not sure where or how to add the code.

Can anyone tell me?

Thanks.
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Martin Liss earned 200 total points
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Click the little 'Visual basic editor' button that you'll find to the right of the 'Securiy…' menu item.
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After that it's pretty much like VB6 if you're familiar with it.
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Sorry, I forgot to say Excel 2007. And what tab do I select?
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by:newbieweb
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Is it the View Code button?
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If so, please explain the various Microsoft Excel Object...
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If you are using a Forms toolbar combobox, the code goes in a regular module. Use the Insert...Module menu item in the VBA Editor to create a regular module sheet if you don't have one.

If you are using an Active-X combobox, the code goes in the code pane for the worksheet. Right-click the sheet tab and choose View Code to expose that code pane.
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For an ActiveX control, yes. Is it in the sheet or on a form?
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I intend to use the VBA in this link:

http://datapigtechnologies.com/blog/index.php/recordset-tricks-in-excel-1-filling-a-combobox-with-unique-values/

to fill the combo from another Excel file. Then I plan to edit it to also read the data from a database.

I am not sure where to put that data.
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by:newbieweb
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The link talks about using an Active X control.

> Is it in the sheet or on a form?

It's on the sheet, not a form.

Those tiff's do not look anythin like my Excel, which is 2007. Am I missing something?
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by:newbieweb
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BUT, I do not want this any more complicated than necessary. I just want to move the contents of a combo box to outside of the Excel, first to another Excel, then to a database. If you have an easier way, please be my guest.
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Thanks.
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