Highlighting, redefined

The company where this sysadmin works has a carefully crafted process for any application changes -- and some people want to make sure they're very specific about the details.

"Our users are required to fill out and submit a Program Request for any requests to modify or create new programs with any of the applications we use, including Excel VBA," says fish.

"I recently received a Program Request to modify an existing macro. The user wanted the macro to process an existing Excel spreadsheet, but only process part numbers that were not highlighted in yellow.

"The Program Request was quite lengthy, but one line really took the cake: Programmatically create an Excel document which re-nets the customers forecast for only the white highlighted (un-highlighted) parts."

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