In this last post of the series, I am going to mix Excel, PowerShell and VBA. If you weren’t using PowerShell to manage Excel files before, you might have used VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) to do so. Excel is a powerful tool and even this area can be improved a little bit with PowerShell.…Read More How to setup VBA macro with PowerShell?
Spreadsheets’ main purpose is data: storing, manipulating and analyzing them. We can add some colours or charts to make the data more friendly, but sometimes we may want to add something else – like a logo or picture and all that can be achieved with PowerShell. Preparation Firstly, let’s prepare our environment to make sure…Read More How to add pictures to Excel with PowerShell?
Microsoft Excel helps to format any single cell in many ways. From setting background colours, through adding border styles to presenting date in different formats. In this post we will play with styles and formatting a little bit. Preparation Let’s prepare our environment now to make sure the file does not exist. As an illustration,…Read More How to set Excel style with PowerShell?
ImportExcel is a powerful tool to manage MS Excel, however, the user is not limited to data stored in worksheets. We can import from and export to SQL Excel data using a combination of ImportExcel and dbatools modules. You can read how to start with dbatools in this blog series. Preparation Let’s prepare our environment…Read More How to import/export data between SQL Server and Excel using PowerShell?
Last month we have been hiding things in Excel, so this week we are going to make sure they are protected as well. Excel offers multiple levels of password protection and its options: locking file with a password, i.e. without key phrase opening file is not possible protecting workbook’s structure lastly, protecting individual worksheets from…Read More How to protect Excel using PowerShell?
So far we have been working on data or worksheets, but today we will look closer at some workbook-level properties and metadata. Workbook properties Open any Excel file and go to File > Info. You should see something like that on the right side: When you look at the bottom there is a link to…Read More How to change Excel metadata using PowerShell?
Do you have a long list of the Excel sheets in one file? How do you find what you need quickly? Moving around spreadsheets and making coloured tabs might help you. Moving worksheets around When we want to place the worksheet in a different place it is simple as drag&drop or using the context menu.…Read More How to move Excel worksheets using PowerShell?
The Microsoft Excel spreadsheet is very flexible, users can put whatever they want and it will accept it – even if it does not make much sense. Data Validation in Excel Luckily there is a feature called Data Validation (under Data > Data Tools). The feature helps to control the values in the spreadsheet, so…Read More How to validate Excel using PowerShell?
MS Excel offers many different functionalities and one of them is making things to disappear like hiding worksheets or columns and rows, even cells. This week’s post is for your eyes only 😉 Preparation Let’s prepare our environment now to make sure the file does not exist. As an example, we will use a workbook…Read More How to hide Excel using PowerShell?
Last week I have mentioned the new functions waiting to be included into the module. This week I would like to write about another set of functions: Add-ExcelHyperlink Get-ExcelHyperlink Remove-ExcelHyperlink Those are fresh too and were inspired by a query I have got from Garry Bargsley (blog|twitter) who needed adding hyperlinks to the existing cells…Read More How to make Excel hyperlinks using PowerShell?