You may have just a few hundred cells in your Excel sheet that contain =SCOTT functions. Or you may have 400,000. Yes, we do have a user who has that many! As your use of the add-in grows, and your sheets become larger, you may experience longer recalculation times.
Here a 5 tips to decrease your recalculation time.
- When first building your sheet, in Excel Preferences, set calculation to manual. This will prevent the =SCOTT functions from recalculating as you add new formulas.
- Close other sheets. When you trigger a recalc using the add-in, Excel performs a recalc on ALL currently open spreadsheets. Closing sheets that you don’t need access to, will decrease the calc time.
- Eliminate unneeded cells. Take some time to review your sheet and see if there might be some =SCOTT cells that are no longer needed. Delete those where possible.
- Judiciously use =SCOTT.RANGE functions. This function requires a lot of CPU processing power due to the initial searching and sorting to determine which account codes fall into the range. If you just need to specify a few cells in a range, consider using =GL functions and the =SUM command to total those up.
- Be sure to have a stable, relatively fast Internet connection. Even though most of the recalc processing is done on our servers, sending the results back to your sheet does require some bandwidth.