cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
Azrael1018
Frequent Visitor

PAD Select all cells in a worksheet and copy formatting only to another worksheet

Thank you in advance.

This may be somewhat complex.

I do this every month to 64 worksheets.  Hence my desire to automate.

I have used PAD to download the raw csv of the reports I wish to modify.

e.g. 

Balance sheet raw Screenshot 2022-01-14 162750.jpg

I have a second spreadsheet that I copy formatting from:

Balance sheet formats Screenshot 2022-01-14 162750.jpg

I need to copy the formatting from the second spreadsheet to the first spreadsheet.

When doing manually I Ctrl-A second spreadsheet, switch to first spreadsheet Ctrl-Home and Alt-HVR.

Then I save the first spreadsheet as a .xlsx file.

I will also need to add some blank rows and columns and copy specific cells from second to first but I think I see how to do that.

 

Potentially complicating matters is my second spreadsheet has multiple tabs for formatting the different types of reports.

Balance sheet tabs Screenshot 2022-01-14 162750.jpg

I think I know how to open both spreadsheets in PAD but I am confused how to copy the formatting from one to the other.

 

BTW (another problem), I tried to do it using Recorder. Nothing goes to my flow, as shown below in after "Recording"

Recorder Screenshot 2022-01-14 163937.jpg

I am sure I must be missing something, but I do not know what.

 

Just started with PAD this week.  Already got some relatively complex Web Automation flows done to download these files.  Now I need to process them.

 

Once again, thank you in advance.

David

7 REPLIES 7
MichaelAnnis
Super User
Super User

Hey David,

 

Excel VBA, would be a huge tool here, and much faster than anything PAD can do.  Unfortunately trying to click a cell in PAD takes a VERY long time.  It can do it, but it takes a good 10 seconds, so that's out.  Luckily, the VBA wouldn't even be that complex.

 

We are going to use PAD to get all the filenames, open the Macro workbook, and paste the filenames to A1.  Then, we will use one Macro to loop through all of the files: open the file, extract the type of report from B1 (assuming that is unique - I saw "Balance Sheet"), use a "Select Case" scenario from B1 to determine which tab we want, copy all cells from the tab , paste all formatting to the original file, and save the file where we want; it will do this for every single file.

 

Here is all you need for PAD:

1, get all the files you want to format into a single folder, such as C:\statements to format

2, Use the 'Get files' action to get all files to %Files%

3, Launch the Macro Workbook

4, Run the Macro

 

Done

 

If this is something you are interested in, I can help you build out the VBA Macro, but I want to make sure you are on board, before I spend the time on it.

 

Let me know,

 

Mike

 

----
If my post has answered your question, please thumbs up and mark this post as a solution.

I also offer paid consulting services. If you would like to discuss this option, please feel free to DM me and we can set up a time to join a Zoom call and fix any issues you are having.

Hey Mike,

PAD can be quite slow to click, at least in Web apps.  I converted nearly all of my UI thingamajigs to Mouse Clicks with position.  Thus, I can see what you mean in Excel.

 

I have worked very sparingly with Excel VBA.  Mainly a few simple items using Record Macro.

 

I would happily accept your help.  Can we Direct Message on this board?  Or can you DM me to my email.

 

I did see your reply in my email but did not reply from Gmail as I did not know if I could do so direct to you.

 

Looking forward,

 

David

Here's the Excel VBA if you want to get started before we chat.  

 

I have this set up so your formatting workbook would have another tab called "Files" that PAD would list the files in A1 to A [whatever] which will be defined by "LR" as Last row.  It will find that out on it's own, as long as they are all listed sequentially in column A starting at A1.

 

Your changes are going to be in "get the Case variable from A2 of the opened file"...I think yours is B2, so you will have to point that in the right place.

 

Next change, the "Select Case".  Give each Case for all possible strings found in B2, and each resulting tab name for "formattab".

 

That should be it.  Otherwise, it selects all on the format tab, paste formats on the current file, saves and closes the current file and loops to the next one.

 

Talk to you next week.  Best of luck!

 

Below is the macro code:

 

Sub FormattingWorkbooks()
'
' FormattingWorkbooks Macro
' open each file (listed in Files tab by PAD), identify type of workbook, copy formatting from proper tab, save and close workbook
'

'
Sheets("Files").Select
'get last row to limit the loop run
Dim LR As Long
Range("A1").Select
Selection.End(xlDown).Select
LR = Selection.Row

'dim all variables before loop
Dim filepathandname As String 'the file path and name for the current file in the loop index
Dim formatID As String 'the text identified in the file name used to decide which formatting tab to use
Dim formattab As String 'the formatting tab from the macro workbook to be used to format the current file
Dim AWB As Workbook 'active workbook from filename
Dim i As Integer 'the index for the loop run
i = 1 'the loop will start on A1

'loop for each filename in column A of files (A1 to A & LR)
Do
Sheets("Files").Select
filepathandname = Range("A" & i).Value
Workbooks.Open filename:=filepathandname
'get active workbook name for later window switch after copying cells from macro workbook
Set AWB = ActiveWorkbook

'get the Case variable from A2 of the opened file

formatID = Range("A2").Value
formatID = Trim(formatID) ' removes beginnning or ending spaces off the text
'select which formatting tab we are going to use based on the Case variable
Select Case formatID
Case "UNREALIZED GAINS AND LOSSES"
formattab = "UG"
Case "SECURITY CROSS REFERENCE"
formattab = "SecXRef"
Case Else
MsgBox ("Error - Format not found")
End Select

'copy formatting from format tab
Windows("Copy formatting.xlsm").Activate
Sheets(formattab).Select
Cells.Select
Selection.Copy
Windows(AWB.Name).Activate
Cells.Select
Selection.PasteSpecial Paste:=xlPasteFormats, Operation:=xlNone, _
SkipBlanks:=False, Transpose:=False
Cells.EntireColumn.AutoFit
Application.CutCopyMode = False
ActiveWorkbook.Save
ActiveWindow.Close
Windows("Copy formatting.xlsm").Activate
i = i + 1 'increase i to get the next filename until we reach LR
Loop Until i > LR
End Sub

----
If my post has answered your question, please thumbs up and mark this post as a solution.

I also offer paid consulting services. If you would like to discuss this option, please feel free to DM me and we can set up a time to join a Zoom call and fix any issues you are having.
Benny_1857
Helper III
Helper III

Hello David,

I have the same experience with you. My friend had a lot of heatting analysis data every month and each zip contains a csv file which need to adjust the column. After adjustment, it has 170 columns and 20,000+ rows.

Here is some suggestion I have. Hope will be useful for you.

Here I find several problem you need to solve before you use PAD solve your excel automation.

1. CSV transfer to XLSX
Currently, it is a very easy work to use Excel Power Query. Normally, for PAD could work more easily, you could ask excel get the csv file from folder and PQ will automatically identify the file. 
PQ is a low code tools for data cleaning in excel. From the picture I saw you even do not need to change anything from your csv file. If you need to insert columns or rows that could be adjust in PQ. Just loading after complete PQ adjustment then adjust the font and fill after the loading in excel sheet.

This is an automatic model in excel for your next 63 csv file. Everytime, you just need to load the csv file from this model and save as a new file name.

Benny_1857_0-1642302470006.png

2 loading 64 file. This is why I suggest read the file from folder not file as file have different file name but we could put different csv file into same folder.

You need to have 3 folders. For instance, Folder A is csv Folder which you put 64 csv files in it. Folder C is xlsx folder which you put all completed transferred xlsx file. Folder B is a special one which is for your model to pick up csv file. So everytime, move one csv from A to B, use your PQ model file to read and load it. Then save as to C and clear the folder B at same time. After 64 times, all the csv files in A were moved to B one by one and cleared after transfered to xlsx and save as into C. Finally there only 64 xlsx in C.

(Also, you will need 2 support spreadsheet or excel to load the files name and path in folder A and changed the file name and path to folder C.

Benny_1857_1-1642303421871.png

Benny_1857_2-1642303496409.png

 

 

3. UI automation for Power Query automation. As in Excel, the refresh PQ is mannual, you could use UI automation to start it. Once the PQ completed according to the data size, you could use Image to recognize whether it completed or not to start next step.

4. Small tips, you could google how to remove the refresh link and set up column width

OK.  I think I finally got the PAD working correctly to generate my .csv files.

 

 

I click OK and it continues.  Next I get below.
 

 

I understand this.  It is trying to put it in my Documents folder and I already ran it once, thus producing the file before.
However, I would like it to be put into a specific folder. ???
I click Yes.
 
Then it looks like it goes to the bottom of the file list and gives:
 

 

I click Debug, VBA window opens and I see:
 

 

 
I changed a few things in code.  Hopefully doing it correctly. You had "formatID" defined but had "formattab" in code.  I changed code to formatID.
 

6th unnamed.png

 

 

The Balance sheet did format correctly.  However, it was the only sheet to work.
 
I have a "formatting Worksheet" for each of my nine properties.  I thought if I could get it to work for the first, it will work for the others.
 
Also, there is more things to add to macro.  I have 6 sheets per property.Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Income Statement vs Budget, Income Statement MTM , Statement of cash flows, and GLTB.
On the three Income Statement sheets, I need to insert 5 rows (7-11) and copy 5 rows (7-11) from the formatting sheets. (info on these added rows changes each month dependent on another workbook).
Complicating things further, the MTM I copy A7-A10 and then C7-M10 (drop off oldest month), then copy L7-L10 (old M7-M10) to M7 so newest month number can be put in.
 
To complicate even further, 4 of the properties the above works (7-11, etc), but 5 of the properties download differently. Instead of 7-11, I must insert, copy etc from 9-13.
 
Complex? Yes.  Incredible amount of time saving, though, once I can get it work.
 
Below is my VBA as it stands now:

Sub FormattingWorkbooks()
'
' FormattingWorkbooks Macro
' open each file (listed in Files tab by PAD), identify type of workbook, copy formatting from proper tab, save and close workbook
'

'
Sheets("Files").Select
'get last row to limit the loop run
Dim LR As Long
Range("A1").Select
Selection.End(xlDown).Select
LR = Selection.Row

'dim all variables before loop
Dim filepathandname As String 'the file path and name for the current file in the loop index
Dim formatID As String 'the text identified in the file name used to decide which formatting tab to use
Dim formattab As String 'the formatting tab from the macro workbook to be used to format the current file
Dim AWB As Workbook 'active workbook from filename
Dim i As Integer 'the index for the loop run
i = 1 'the loop will start on A1

'loop for each filename in column A of files (A1 to A & LR)
Do
Sheets("Files").Select
filepathandname = Range("A" & i).Value
Workbooks.Open Filename:=filepathandname
'get active workbook name for later window switch after copying cells from macro workbook
Set AWB = ActiveWorkbook

'get the Case variable from A2 of the opened file

formatID = Range("B2").Value
formatID = Trim(formatID) ' removes beginnning or ending spaces off the text
'select which formatting tab we are going to use based on the Case variable
Select Case formatID
Case "Balance Sheet"
formattab = "Balance Sheet"
Case "INCOME STATEMENT"
formattab = "Inc Stmnt"
Case "INCOME STATEMENT vs Budget"
formattab = "Inc Stmnt vs Budget"
Case "INCOME STATEMENT MTM"
formattab = "Inc Stmnt MTM"
Case "STATEMENT OF CASHFLOWS - IB"
formattab = "St Cash Flows"
Case "Account Number"
formattab = "GLTB"
Case Else
MsgBox ("Error - Format not found")
End Select

'copy formatting from format tab
Windows("Copy formatting.xlsm").Activate
Sheets(formattab).Select
Cells.Select
Selection.Copy
Windows(AWB.Name).Activate
Cells.Select
Selection.PasteSpecial Paste:=xlPasteFormats, Operation:=xlNone, _
SkipBlanks:=False, Transpose:=False
Cells.EntireColumn.AutoFit
Application.CutCopyMode = False
ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs , FileFormat:=51
ActiveWindow.Close
Windows("Copy formatting.xlsm").Activate
i = i + 1 'increase i to get the next filename until we reach LR
Loop Until i > LR
End Sub

 

 
Thank you,
 
David
 

Sorry, I cannot get pics to upload.

first above is a Microsoft excel Error box:

Error - Format not found

 

Second is reference Microsoft sheet already exits.

 

3rd missing after "file list and gives"

MS VBA 

Run-time error '9':

Subscript out of range

 

4th missing "open and I see"

'copy formatting from format tab
Windows("Altoona Worksheet Template.xlsx").Activate
Sheets(formatID).Select  
Cells.Select
Selection.Copy
Windows(AWB.Name).Activate

Ok, let’s set up a time later this week.  I sent you a PM and we can go through it on zoom. I was not able to read everything, but formatID was what you see and formattab was the resulting tab you get. 

select case [variable to iterate]
    Case [variable is]
    Result

End Select

----
If my post has answered your question, please thumbs up and mark this post as a solution.

I also offer paid consulting services. If you would like to discuss this option, please feel free to DM me and we can set up a time to join a Zoom call and fix any issues you are having.

Helpful resources

Announcements

February 2024 Community Newsletter

Welcome to our February Newsletter, where we highlight the latest news, product releases, upcoming events, and the amazing work of our outstanding Community members. If you're new to the Community, please make sure to follow the latest News & Announcements and check out the Community on LinkedIn as well! It's the best way to stay up-to-date in 2024 with all the news from across Microsoft Power Platform and beyond. Are you ready to "Leap" in to all we've got to share today?   COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS Check out the most active community members of the last month! These hardworking members post regularly, answer questions, kudos, and provide top solutions in their communities. We are so thankful for all your great work in January, and we can't wait to see who will be our most active members next month!   Power AppsPower AutomateCopilot StudioPower PagesWarrenBelzWarrenBelzPstork1saudali_25LaurensMPstork1stephenrobertLucas001AARON_ClbendincpaytonSurendran_RANBNived_NambiarMariamPaulachanNikhil2JmanriqueriosANBJupyter123rodger-stmmbr1606Agniusstevesmith27mandelaPhineastrice602AnnaMoyalanOOlashynBCLS776grantjenkinsExpiscornovusJcookSpongYeAARON_CManishSolankiapangelesPstork1ManishSolankiSanju1Fubar   There was a lot of activity in the Community in February! Did you miss anything? Here are just a few of the announcements and updates we shared: Super User Season 1 is HereFebruary 2024 User Group Update: Welcoming New GroupsCelebrating a New Season of Super UsersCheck out the February 2024 Dynamics NewsletterAnnouncing Copilot Cookbook GallerySuper User of the Month D. PoggemannTuesday Tips: Getting Started in the Community The best way to not miss them is to make sure you're subscribed to your community's News & Announcements. Subscribe today and don't miss anything next month! Power Apps News, Power Automate News, Copilot Studio News, Power Pages News Copilot Cookbook for Power Apps The all-new Copilot Cookbook is now available in the #PowerApps Community - offering a wide array of best practices on how to use Microsoft Copilot to develop and create in Power Apps.   The #CopilotCookbook is your new go-to resource when you need inspiration (or when you're stuck!) and aren't sure how to best partner with Copilot. So, whether you're looking for the best prompts or just want to know about responsible AI use, you can visit the Copilot Cookbook for regular, high-quality content that you can rely on. Our team will be reviewing posts using the new "Copilot " label to ensure we highlight and amplify the most relevant and recent content, so you're assured of high-quality content every time you visit. If you share a post that gets featured in the curated gallery, you'll get a PM in the Community to let you know!   The curated gallery is now ready for you to experience, so click the image below and check out the all-new Copilot Cookbook for Power Apps today. We can't wait to see what you "cook" up! 👨🍳       Power Platform Dev Weekly Celebrate 200th Episode Congratulations to Danish Naglekar, Anwesha Sharma, Matt Beard, Mark Carrington Carl Cookson and the team, as they celebrated the 200th episode of Power Platform Dev Weekly in February!   Click the image below to check out this landmark episode, featuring content from the likes of Nati Turtledove, Matthew Devaney, Inogic, Mohamed Ashiq Faleel, Mike Hartley, Nishant Rana, James Yumnam, Carl Cookson, Yannick Reekmans, Deepesh Somani, and many more.       "Get Started With" Power Platform Shorts Series This month we launched our new 'Get Started With' series on YouTube - a selection of sweet snapshots to keep you in the loop with all the latest Copilot trends that you can try out through advice at Microsoft Learn. Click the image below to check out the entire playlist so far, and don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for all the latest updates.     UPCOMING EVENTS Canadian Power Platform Summit - Vancouver - 16th March 2024 Check out the first ever Canadian Power Platform Summit, which takes place at Microsoft Vancouver office on Saturday 16th March 2024! Get ready to immerse yourself in the ultimate Power Platform experience at the #CPPS24. This event is tailored for makers, developers, students and tech enthusiasts eager to explore the depths of Power Platform technologies. With sessions ranging from beginner-friendly to advanced-intermediate, this event offers a diverse range of insights for attendees of all levels.   There's a great range of speakers, including the likes of Lisa Crosbie, Matthew Devaney, Ulrikke Akerbæk, Oleksandr Olashyn, Mark Smith, Jake Harvey, Manju Gurjar, Adam Tobias, Mats Necker, Natasza Kosakowska, Linn Zaw Win, Salim Adamon, Tomas Prokop, Maxim Nikonov, and many more.   Great work by Chris Piasecki, Éric Sauvé, Nick Doelman, Scott Durow, Victor Dantas and the team for putting this amazing event together. So, whether you're a seasoned pro or a rising star, click the image below to join the Microsoft Community in Canada to gain practical insights, discover real-world examples, and take away actionable skills to boost your expertise.   Business Applications Launch Event - Virtual - 10th April 2024 Registration is now open for the Microsoft Business Applications Launch event which kicks off at 9am PST on Wednesday 10th April 2024. Join Microsoft product leaders and engineers for an in-depth look at the latest news and AI capabilities in Power Platform and #Dynamics365, featuring the likes of Charles Lamanna, Sangya Singh, Julie Strauss, Donald Kossmann, Lori Lamkin, Georg Glantschnig, Mala Anand, Jeff Comstock, and Mike Morton.     Microsoft Fabric - Las Vegas - 26-28th March 2024 Exciting times ahead for the inaugural #MicrosoftFabric Community Conference on March 26-28 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas! The conference will cover all the latest in analytics, AI, databases, and governance across 150+ sessions, with guest speakers including Arun Ulag, Amir Netz, Jessica Hawk, Eric Boyd, Kim Manis, Adam Saxton, Patrick LeBlanc, Bob Ward, Wangui McKelvey, Wee Hyong T., Justyna Lucznik, Priya Sathy, Mehrnoosh Sameki, Rachel Shepard, Karthik Ravindran, Jason Himmelstein, and many more.   On-site there will be a special Community Lounge, interactive learning labs, plus you'll be able to 'Ask the Experts' all your questions to get help from data, analytics, and AI specialists, including community members and the Fabric Customer Advisory Team. Click the image below to find out more about the ultimate learning event for Microsoft Fabric!   If you'd like to learn how the latest advances in AI and how #MicrosoftCopilot can help you streamline your processes, click the image below to register today!       LATEST COMMUNITY BLOG ARTICLES Power Apps Community Blog Power Automate Community Blog Copilot Studio Community Blog Power Pages Community Blog Check out 'Using the Community' for more helpful tips and information: Power Apps, Power Automate, Copilot Studio, Power Pages

Microsoft Power Up program unveils new curriculum and more

  New engaging and cohesive Power Up curriculum The Microsoft Power Up Program – a self-paced upskilling program, launched in 2022 to help non-technical professionals gain marketable skills using the Microsoft Power Platform – takes learning to the next level with a cohesive video-based curriculum that spans only seven weeks. Recognizing the demand for multimedia content, we partnered with Microsoft MVPs Rory Neary and Charlie Phipps to create engaging videos that not only simplify complex concepts, but also make the learner experience more dynamic and immersive. Each course follows the same business through real-world scenarios with demos and hands-on exercises for learners to gain skills and build solutions using Power Apps, Power Automate and Power BI. This structured approach not only enhances comprehension but also equips learners with tangible skills that can be applied immediately in their professional endeavors. By focusing on key areas, the program has been shortened from 12 weeks to seven, saving valuable time without sacrificing quality. Special thanks go to Microsoft Power Platform advocates, April Dunnam and Renee Noble who shared their expertise and to Power Up Program champs who contributed with feedback and reviews over the last 1+ year to make this significant improvement.   Easy access to a comprehensive Development Environment In addition, the program now offers simplified and instant access to a comprehensive development environment for Power Up Program learners to explore and experiment with the Power Platform in a sandbox environment, fostering creativity and innovation.     Introducing App-In-A-Day (AIAD) workshops for Power Up learners As an added incentive, participants of the Microsoft Power Up Program can now sign up for partner-led “App in a Day” virtual workshops. These workshops, conducted by industry experts and Microsoft partners, provide invaluable insights and practical guidance to supplement the core curriculum. By attending these workshops, learners can gain deeper insights into application development and further enhance their skills in leveraging the Power Platform for business solutions. A big shout to our partners that are supporting the Power Up Program and delivering these AIAD workshops: Advaiya, Almato AG, Braintree, Kaispe, Koenig Solutions, PowerApps 911, Pragmatic Works, Smart Consulting.   These enhancements introduced to the Microsoft Power Up Program mark a significant milestone in the ongoing quest to empower individuals with the skills needed to thrive in today’s digital economy. By embracing video-based learning, streamlining the curriculum, and offering personalized experiences, the program continues to set new standards of excellence in virtual education. Sign up today to start your Power Up learning journey (https://aka.ms/PowerUp/)   by Dimpi Gandhi, Principal PM Lead, Power Up ProgramRepost from Microsoft Power Platform Product Blog

Announcing Power Apps Copilot Cookbook Gallery

We are excited to share that the all-new Copilot Cookbook Gallery for Power Apps is now available in the Power Apps Community, full of tips and tricks on how to best use Microsoft Copilot as you develop and create in Power Apps. The new Copilot Cookbook is your go-to resource when you need inspiration--or when you're stuck--and aren't sure how to best partner with Copilot while creating apps.   Whether you're looking for the best prompts or just want to know about responsible AI use, visit Copilot Cookbook for regular updates you can rely on--while also serving up some of your greatest tips and tricks for the Community. Our team will be reviewing posts using the new "Copilot" label to ensure we highlight and amplify the most relevant and recent content, so you're assured of high-quality content every time you visit. If you share a post that gets featured in the curated gallery, you'll get a PM in the Community to let you know!The curated gallery is ready for you to experience now, so visit the new Copilot Cookbook for Power Apps today: Copilot Cookbook - Power Platform Community. We can't wait to see what you "cook" up!    

Tuesday Tips: Getting Started in the Community

TUESDAY TIPS is back!   This weekly series of posts is our way of sharing helpful things we've learned or shared that have helped members of the Community. Whether you're just getting started or you're a seasoned pro, Tuesday Tips will help you know where to go, what to look for, and navigate your way through the ever-growing--and ever-changing--world of the Power Platform Community! The original run of Tuesday Tips was a highlight of last year, and these all-new Tips will hopefully prove to be just as informative as helpful. We will cover some basics about the Community, a few "insider tips" to make your experience even better, and sharing best practices gleaned from our most active community members and Super Users. Make sure to watch the News & Announcements each week for the latest and greatest Tuesday Tips!   THIS WEEK: I'm Brand New! What Do I Do? The number of new community members we have each week is pretty amazing, and we are so glad to welcome all of you to the Community! You may be wondering. "What do I do? Where do I get started? Will anyone be willing to help me? What I have a question? Help!"   Let's start with this: Welcome to the low-code revolution, and more importantly, welcome to the Power Platform Community! This is a great place to start. Whether you're busy with Power Apps, getting familiar with Power Automate, engaging Copilot Studio, or building in Power Pages, there are a few key places you should check out as you begin your journey: FORUMS: The forums are THE place to ask questions, look at questions asked by other Community members—and see answers and solutions from our Super Users and other helpful people in the Community. Power Apps ForumsPower Automate ForumsCopilot Studio ForumsPower Pages Forums   NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS: Our News & Announcements section highlights the newest and greatest updates in the Community, news from the product team, and so much more. It’s updated a few times each week and will also help you find ways to connect with what’s going on in the ever-growing world of Power Platform. Power Apps News & AnnouncementsPower Automate News & AnnouncementsCopilot Studio News & AnnouncementsPower Pages News & Announcements   GALLERIES: The Galleries section of the Community features tons of tips and tricks, features and benefits, and more—through videos created by our Super Users, product teams, and other helpful members of the Community. Power Apps GalleriesPower Automate Galleries Copilot Studio GalleriesPower Pages Galleries BLOGS: The community blogs section is full of handy step-by-step tips from members of the Community—and some of them include detailed answers to some of the questions most frequently asked questions, as well as how they solved a problem they faced. Power Apps Community BlogPower Automate Community BlogCopilot Studio Community BlogPower Pages Community Blog POWER UP PROGRAM: If you’d like to really take a huge step forward in your journey, we recommend checking out the Power Up Program, a Microsoft-sponsored initiative that trains new Power Platform users and has been a huge success since it launched a little over a year ago. There’s a waiting list, so definitely apply soon if you’re interested! Find out more here: Microsoft Power Up Program for career switchers.   There's so much more you'll discover in your Power Platform experience, and this Community is here for YOU! We are glad you've discovered us and can't wait to see where you grow! If you're new to the Community and just getting started, make sure to give this post a kudo and introduce yourself so we can welcome you!

Super User of the Month | Drew Poggemann

As part of a new monthly feature in the Community, we are excited to share that Drew Poggemann is our featured Super User for the month of February 2024. If you've been in the Community for a while, we're sure Drew's name is familiar to you, as he is one of our most active contributors--he's been a Super User for five consecutive seasons!   Since authoring his first reply 5 years ago to his 514th solution authored, Drew has helped countless Community members with his insights and expertise. In addition to being a Super User, Drew is also a User Group leader and a Microsoft MVP. His contributions to our Super User sessions and to the new SUIT program are always welcome--as well as his sense of humor and fun-loving way of sharing what he knows with others.   When Drew is not solving problems and authoring solutions, he's busy overseeing the Solution Architecture team at HBS, specializing in application architecture and business solution strategy--something he's been doing for over 30 years. We are grateful for Drew and the amazing way he has used his talent and skills to help so many others in the Community. If you are part of the SUIT program, you got to hear some great tips from Drew at the first SUIT session--and we know he still has much more to share!You can find him in the Community and on LinkedIn. Thank you for all you do, Drew!

Super Users 2024 Season One is Here!

   We are excited to announce the first season of our 2024 Super Users is here! Our kickoff to the new year welcomes many returning Super Users and several new faces, and it's always exciting to see the impact these incredible individuals will have on the Community in 2024! We are so grateful for the daily difference they make in the Community already and know they will keep staying engaged and excited for all that will happen this year.   How to Spot a Super User in the Community:Have you ever written a post or asked for help in the Community and had it answered by a user with the Super User icon next to their name? It means you have found the actual, real-life superheroes of the Power Platform Community! Super Users are our heroes because of the way they consistently make a difference in the Community. Our amazing Super Users help keep the Community a safe place by flagging spam and letting the Community Managers know about issues. They also make the Community a great place to find answers, because they are often the first to offer solutions and get clarity on questions. Finally, Super Users share valuable insights on ways to keep the Community growing, engaging, and looking ahead!We are honored to reveal the new badges for this season of Super Users! Congratulations to all the new and returning Super Users!     To better answer the question "What is a Super User?" please check out this article: Power Apps: What is A Super User? - Power Platform CommunityPower Automate: What is A Super User? - Power Platform Community Copilot Studio: What is A Super User? - Power Platform Community Power Pages: What is A Super User? - Power Platform Community

Top Solution Authors
Top Kudoed Authors
Users online (5,102)