Visual Basic is a computer programming language that allows for the creation of user-defined functions and the automation of specific computer processes and calculations. In VBA, users type commands into an editing module to create a macro. Macros allow users to automatically generate customized charts, reports and perform other data processing functions. Macros automate tasks and merge program functions that enable developers to build custom solutions using Visual Basic. In the finance industry, VBA for Excel is frequently used to create and maintain complex financial spreadsheet models.
The program can be used to keep lists of customers’ names or other data, create invoices and forms, develop charts, analyze scientific data, and for budgeting and forecasting. It can also control several features of a host application such as Excel, including manipulating user interface features, such as toolbars and menus and working with dialog boxes or customized user forms.