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Old March 20th 05, 12:01 AM
Rachel Gonsior
 
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Default Pivot Table Problems

I created a workbook (in Excel 97) that has 8 identical sheets in it and
another sheet with a pivot table to summarize the data on the 8 sheets. I
added a button to run a macro to refresh the pivot table after the data was
entered on the 8 sheets. I sent the file to several people to be completed
monthly. The file needs to be saved with a new name each month to identify
the report period. The users have various versions of Excel. When I opened
the returned files, some were OK but for some, Excel reported that the pivot
table was invalid and had been discarded. I recreated the pivot tables in
Excel 2003 but still encounter the same problem. The problem doesn't seem
to be related to the Excel version, however, because I'm having the same
problem with files used only on machines with Excel 2003. I'm suspicious
that it might be related to the changing file names and/or paths. I've had
to recreate the pivot tables in these files repeatedly so I decided to try
to automate the process. I recorded a macro while creating the pivot table.
But I'm having 2 problems.



When I look at the recorded code, it has the file name in it, as follows:

CreatePivotTable TableDestination:="'[DAV 02-28-05.xls]Recap'!R3C1",
_

TableName:="PivotTable1", DefaultVersion:=xlPivotTableVersion10



Is there any way to change the code so it doesn't have to be manually edited
to change the file name every time it's run? The users also need to be able
to refresh the pivot table to see the summary data so I need to make the
macro work without editing.



The second problem is that if the existing pivot table IS valid, the macro
bombs because the pivot table already exists. Ideally my macro would just
refresh the table if it still exists or recreate the table if does not exist
but I haven't been able to figure out how to do that.



I would appreciate any help. And I would like to thank all of you who have
contributed so much of your time and knowledge to helping others use Excel.
I have learned so much from reading this newsgroup! Thank you!

Becky







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Old March 21st 05, 02:43 PM
Debra Dalgleish
 
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You can remove the workbook name from the TableDestination string, and
the macro should work correctly.

To test for a pivot table, you could use code similar to the following:
'=========================
On Error Resume Next
Set pt = wksPivot.PivotTables(1)
On Error GoTo 0

If pt Is Nothing Then
' code to build the pivot table
Else
pt.PivotCache.Refresh
End If
'====================

Rachel Gonsior wrote:
I created a workbook (in Excel 97) that has 8 identical sheets in it and
another sheet with a pivot table to summarize the data on the 8 sheets. I
added a button to run a macro to refresh the pivot table after the data was
entered on the 8 sheets. I sent the file to several people to be completed
monthly. The file needs to be saved with a new name each month to identify
the report period. The users have various versions of Excel. When I opened
the returned files, some were OK but for some, Excel reported that the pivot
table was invalid and had been discarded. I recreated the pivot tables in
Excel 2003 but still encounter the same problem. The problem doesn't seem
to be related to the Excel version, however, because I'm having the same
problem with files used only on machines with Excel 2003. I'm suspicious
that it might be related to the changing file names and/or paths. I've had
to recreate the pivot tables in these files repeatedly so I decided to try
to automate the process. I recorded a macro while creating the pivot table.
But I'm having 2 problems.



When I look at the recorded code, it has the file name in it, as follows:

CreatePivotTable TableDestination:="'[DAV 02-28-05.xls]Recap'!R3C1",
_

TableName:="PivotTable1", DefaultVersion:=xlPivotTableVersion10



Is there any way to change the code so it doesn't have to be manually edited
to change the file name every time it's run? The users also need to be able
to refresh the pivot table to see the summary data so I need to make the
macro work without editing.



The second problem is that if the existing pivot table IS valid, the macro
bombs because the pivot table already exists. Ideally my macro would just
refresh the table if it still exists or recreate the table if does not exist
but I haven't been able to figure out how to do that.



I would appreciate any help. And I would like to thank all of you who have
contributed so much of your time and knowledge to helping others use Excel.
I have learned so much from reading this newsgroup! Thank you!

Becky








--
Debra Dalgleish
Excel FAQ, Tips & Book List
http://www.contextures.com/tiptech.html

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Old March 21st 05, 07:17 PM
Rachel Gonsior
 
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Thank you, Debra. Your suggestions are just what I needed. I've got it
working now.



"Debra Dalgleish" wrote in message
...
You can remove the workbook name from the TableDestination string, and the
macro should work correctly.

To test for a pivot table, you could use code similar to the following:
'=========================
On Error Resume Next
Set pt = wksPivot.PivotTables(1)
On Error GoTo 0

If pt Is Nothing Then
' code to build the pivot table
Else
pt.PivotCache.Refresh
End If
'====================

Rachel Gonsior wrote:
I created a workbook (in Excel 97) that has 8 identical sheets in it and
another sheet with a pivot table to summarize the data on the 8 sheets.
I added a button to run a macro to refresh the pivot table after the data
was entered on the 8 sheets. I sent the file to several people to be
completed monthly. The file needs to be saved with a new name each month
to identify the report period. The users have various versions of Excel.
When I opened the returned files, some were OK but for some, Excel
reported that the pivot table was invalid and had been discarded. I
recreated the pivot tables in Excel 2003 but still encounter the same
problem. The problem doesn't seem to be related to the Excel version,
however, because I'm having the same problem with files used only on
machines with Excel 2003. I'm suspicious that it might be related to the
changing file names and/or paths. I've had to recreate the pivot tables
in these files repeatedly so I decided to try to automate the process. I
recorded a macro while creating the pivot table. But I'm having 2
problems.



When I look at the recorded code, it has the file name in it, as
follows:

CreatePivotTable TableDestination:="'[DAV
02-28-05.xls]Recap'!R3C1", _

TableName:="PivotTable1", DefaultVersion:=xlPivotTableVersion10



Is there any way to change the code so it doesn't have to be manually
edited to change the file name every time it's run? The users also need
to be able to refresh the pivot table to see the summary data so I need
to make the macro work without editing.



The second problem is that if the existing pivot table IS valid, the
macro bombs because the pivot table already exists. Ideally my macro
would just refresh the table if it still exists or recreate the table if
does not exist but I haven't been able to figure out how to do that.



I would appreciate any help. And I would like to thank all of you who
have contributed so much of your time and knowledge to helping others use
Excel. I have learned so much from reading this newsgroup! Thank you!

Becky








--
Debra Dalgleish
Excel FAQ, Tips & Book List
http://www.contextures.com/tiptech.html



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Old March 21st 05, 08:24 PM
Debra Dalgleish
 
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You're welcome. Thanks for letting me know that it helped.

Rachel Gonsior wrote:
Thank you, Debra. Your suggestions are just what I needed. I've got it
working now.



"Debra Dalgleish" wrote in message
...

You can remove the workbook name from the TableDestination string, and the
macro should work correctly.

To test for a pivot table, you could use code similar to the following:
'=========================
On Error Resume Next
Set pt = wksPivot.PivotTables(1)
On Error GoTo 0

If pt Is Nothing Then
' code to build the pivot table
Else
pt.PivotCache.Refresh
End If
'====================

Rachel Gonsior wrote:

I created a workbook (in Excel 97) that has 8 identical sheets in it and
another sheet with a pivot table to summarize the data on the 8 sheets.
I added a button to run a macro to refresh the pivot table after the data
was entered on the 8 sheets. I sent the file to several people to be
completed monthly. The file needs to be saved with a new name each month
to identify the report period. The users have various versions of Excel.
When I opened the returned files, some were OK but for some, Excel
reported that the pivot table was invalid and had been discarded. I
recreated the pivot tables in Excel 2003 but still encounter the same
problem. The problem doesn't seem to be related to the Excel version,
however, because I'm having the same problem with files used only on
machines with Excel 2003. I'm suspicious that it might be related to the
changing file names and/or paths. I've had to recreate the pivot tables
in these files repeatedly so I decided to try to automate the process. I
recorded a macro while creating the pivot table. But I'm having 2
problems.



When I look at the recorded code, it has the file name in it, as
follows:

CreatePivotTable TableDestination:="'[DAV
02-28-05.xls]Recap'!R3C1", _

TableName:="PivotTable1", DefaultVersion:=xlPivotTableVersion10



Is there any way to change the code so it doesn't have to be manually
edited to change the file name every time it's run? The users also need
to be able to refresh the pivot table to see the summary data so I need
to make the macro work without editing.



The second problem is that if the existing pivot table IS valid, the
macro bombs because the pivot table already exists. Ideally my macro
would just refresh the table if it still exists or recreate the table if
does not exist but I haven't been able to figure out how to do that.



I would appreciate any help. And I would like to thank all of you who
have contributed so much of your time and knowledge to helping others use
Excel. I have learned so much from reading this newsgroup! Thank you!

Becky








--
Debra Dalgleish
Excel FAQ, Tips & Book List
http://www.contextures.com/tiptech.html






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Debra Dalgleish
Excel FAQ, Tips & Book List
http://www.contextures.com/tiptech.html



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