Compare two Excel sheets or datasets with Excel VBA Tool
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Compare two Excel sheets or datasets with Excel VBA Tool

Compare two datasets or sheets, find out newly Added rows, Deleted rows, and CELL level Variances with just a few clicks
4.3 (12 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
82 students enrolled
Last updated 10/2019
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 4 articles
  • 3 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Find out critical variances at each CELL level in Excel worksheets, which is not possible with Formulas and Functions.
  • Compare simple to complex datasets or worksheets with few clicks and get accurate variances in the form of matching data, new data added and data removed.
  • Make adjustment in the compare data workbook to suit one's requirements.
  • Create Effective, Reusable and Dynamic Excel Model effectively by harnessing Compare Data workbook's ability
  • Modify Excel VBA code behind the compare data workbook to get accurate analysis and variances
  • Basic Knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Basic to Intermediate Knowledge of Excel Formulas and Functions
  • Basic to Intermediate Knowledge of Excel VBA

Have you ever had a need to Compare two datasets or worksheets?

As an entrepreneur, accountant, HR personnel, stock broker, etc. comparing two datasets becomes a regular task in your career.

Whether it is to compare employee datasets, salary or payroll, stocks, sales commission and so much more; you will definitely find yourself coming across tabular worksheets from time to time.

It can get pretty tasking and most discouraging is the fact that traditional methods which you often used in Microsoft Excel such as functions, formula and power query; are not always reliable or can provide you answers.

If you are in the category mentioned above, worry no more. The perfect solution is here — Smart VBA Excel Workbook. With it, you can now find new data, deleted data, variances.

What if I say you could find out CELL level Variances with just a few clicks using the Compare data workbook? Sounds amazing?

That is what Compare Data Excel VBA workbook is designed to do; it compares two similarly structured datasets or worksheets by Row and then by Each CELL.

  • You will typically have datasets or worksheet in periodic format, i.e. Last months dataset and Current Months dataset, and you would like to find out variances first at Row level and then at CELL level.

  • Compare data workbook finds out added data in a current month, removed data in a current month (from last month) and for datasets/rows/records which are existing in both places (Last month and current month), it highlights variances at each cell level.

This is something awesome, and it is difficult to achieve this with traditional Excel formulas and function or even with Modern excel tools like Power Query Joins. The only way out is smart VBA coding in Excel.

In this course, I will walk you through on how to use this fantastic compare data workbook and teach you:

  • How to set up the workbook for best results.

  • How to change important VBA Code settings to suit your need.

  • How to change the formatting of added data, removed data and variance data.

  • How to set up this workbook in an ideal way so that you can create truly dynamic and reusable reports for any complex data analysis.

In the end, we will go through two practical examples:

  • We will analyse the Mutual fund portfolio to find out critical variances between the two dates (position).

  • We will go through a comprehensive Payroll analysis exercise where I will create fantastic Payroll variance dashboard to find out variances for various pay types (Basic, HRA, Overtime, deduction etc.) in complex payroll data.

  • With these examples, you will also learn how to set up this workbook to maximise your productivity.

Enrol Now and Let your data analysis and data comparison problems go away!

Who this course is for:
  • Accountants, Auditors, Analysts who want to accurately compare data with few clicks
  • Data Analysts, Data Science Professionals who want to find out data variances quickly
  • Busy HR Professional, Sales Professional, Small Business Owners, Entrepreneurs
Course content
Expand all 26 lectures 02:07:50
+ Introduction to Compare Data Workbook
4 lectures 12:59

In this lecture, I will introduce to you to amazing Excel VBA Compare data workbook, how it is very efficient in finding matches and variances in two worksheets with few clicks. Why this workbook is best tool (in Excel) compared to other tools which are not as accessible to everyone.

Preview 03:58

Download amazing compare data workbook (Excel VBA, to saved in either .xlsm or .xlsb format on your hard disk), also some example data which you should use to follow along with me in the course, especially Dashboard exercise in later sections of the the course.

Download Amazing Compare Data Excel VBA Workbook and other example files

What are the ideal datasets for comparing? These are the key requirements before you start thinking of comparing data in any software application.

Preview 03:07

Out of all the options available to you to compare any kind of datasets or worksheets, Excel is the most accessible and unnavigable tool. What are the common ways you always use to compare two datasets in Excel?

Preview 05:51
Data Comparison Basics
3 questions
+ Comprehensive Introduction to Compare Data Excel VBA Workbook
5 lectures 35:53

lets have a brief overview of the compare data workbook.

Preview 08:50

These are the most important things you should keep in mind before you try to compare data with Compare Data Workbook, this is quite CRITICAL

Preview 02:59

This is IMPORTANT, the First Column in your Old data and New Data (two original datasets you are trying to compare using this compare data workbook) MUST have the first column with UNIQUE values. If this is not the case, then you will have incorrect data variance and analysis with Compare Data Workbook. Please watch the video lecture to find out more...

IMPORTANT - First Column as KEY Column with UNIQUE Values

In this lecture, we will take deep dive into the compare data workbook. I will explain you each and every component of this compare data workbook.

Deep Dive into Compare Data Workbook's environment

How to change the header rows of your Old data and New data. This is typically required when you want to use the compare data workbook for comparing and analyzing some other types of data or the structure of your dataset changed (mainly the columns in your datasets have been added or deleted). In this video lecture, I will share with you some tips that you MUST keep in mind while changing the header row. Also I have uploaded new version of Compare Data Workbook with a button which can remove your existing data header (ONLY in Old data sheet tab)

How to Change Header Rows for your data
+ Modify VBA Codes to suit your needs
4 lectures 18:05

How to use macro enabled workbook, how to enable developer tab in Excel, introduction to VBA Code modules.

Basics of Using macro enabled Excel files and Code Modules
Changing the Main two sheets name, variance tags in VBA Code

Making sure that you make changes in all modules where VBA codes are interconnected.

Changing various elements across VBA Code modules

Lets see how to change number of rows which are deleted or cleared when you press Red Clear Sheet data button.

Clear Sheet data button VBA Code - How to change it
+ Data Cleaning, Format and Structure your datasets with Power Query
3 lectures 13:35
How to Install Power Query in any Excel/Office Version (+my Power query story)
Convert Row data into Structured, clean and formatted data with Power Query 1
Convert Row data into Structured, clean and formatted data with Power Query 2
+ Practical and Real world application of Compare data Workbook
7 lectures 42:59

Lets see how to use Compare Data Workbook to analyse a mutual funds portfolio between two different dates (time periods)

Preview 07:01

Overview of our exercise, How to effectively use and structure you data with Compare data Workbook.

Preview 05:15
Comprehensive Payroll Analysis - Creating Powerful Dashboard 2
Comprehensive Payroll Analysis - Creating Powerful Dashboard 3
Comprehensive Payroll Analysis - Creating Powerful Dashboard 4
Comprehensive Payroll Analysis - Creating Powerful Dashboard 5
Excel VLOOKUP Function - A Step by Step Visual Guide
+ Conclusion, Thank you and Some Important Facts about Compare Data Workbook
3 lectures 04:17
IMPORTANT Facts and Limitation of Compare Data Workbook
Conclusion and Thank You
Bonus Lecture (My Other Highest Rated Courses on Special Discount)