Who hasn’t heard of Lego?

Lego is a set of plastic pieces that cleverly fit together to make models of things. The pieces themselves are simple, but when put together in a certain creative way you can build a model that looks like … most things.

What you can do with Lego can be dead simple, or really massively massive.

As I said, the pieces themselves are small and simple. And they are solid and can’t be taken apart; who would need to?

Excel and Building Blocks

When working on an Excel solution, we don’t need to create the building blocks – we can simply use ones that have been already created by other clever people.

The ExcelOMG Cookbook is a library of these building blocks. All you need to be able to do is to copy and paste some text (code) and know what you can tweak to your requirements and how. The important point (and illustrated by the Lego example) is that the pieces already work. Another point is, it will not be necessary or easy for the average Lego user to build the pieces from scratch. Similarly for the code blocks in the cookbook. It’s all done and ready for you.

As the saying goes, ‘just add water’.

Try it yourself with this simple hands-on. TBA (get data onto a sheet from some place else tutorial)

Hiran de Silva

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