How to Create a Pivot Table in Excel using VBA [Macro Code]

Before I hand over this guide to you to start using VBA to create a pivot table, let me confess something.

I have learned using VBA just four years back and the first time when I wrote a macro code to create a pivot table, it was a failure.

Since then I have learned more from my bad coding rather than from the codes which actually work.

And today, I will show you a simple way to automate your pivot tables using this macro code.

When normally when you insert a pivot table in a worksheet it happens through a simple process but that entire process is so quick that you never notice what happened.

In VBA, that entire process is same just executes using a code. In this guide, I’ll show that each step and how to write a code for it.

Just look at the below example, where you can run this macro code with a button and it returns a new pivot table in a new worksheet in a flash.

Macro Codes To Create A Pivot Table

Eight Simple Steps to Write a Macro Code for Pivot Table

For your convenience, I have split the entire process into 8 simple steps and, after following these steps you will able to automate your all the pivot tables.

  1. Declare Variables
  2. Insert a New Worksheet
  3. Define Data Range
  4. Create Pivot Cache
  5. Insert a Blank Pivot Table
  6. Insert Row and Column Fields
  7. Insert Data Field
  8. Format Pivot Table

(1). Declare Variables

The first step is to declare the variables which we need to use in our code to define different things.

'Declare Variables
Dim PSheet As Worksheet
Dim DSheet As Worksheet
Dim PCache As PivotCache
Dim PTable As PivotTable
Dim PRange As Range
Dim LastRow As Long
Dim LastCol As Long

In the above code, we have declared:

  1. PSheet: To create a sheet for a new pivot table.
  2. DSheet: To use as a data sheet.
  3. PChache: To use as a name for pivot table cache.
  4. PTable: To use as a name for our pivot table.
  5. PRange: to define source data range.
  6. LastRow and LastCol: To get the last row and column of our data range.

(2). Insert a New Worksheet

Before creating a pivot table, Excel inserts a blank sheet and then create a new pivot table there.

insert a new worksheet to use vba to create pivot table in excel

And, below code will do the same for you.

It will insert a new worksheet with the name “Pivot Table” before the active worksheet and if there is worksheet with the same name already, it will delete it first.

After inserting a new worksheet, this code will set the value of PSheet variable to pivot table worksheet and DSheet to source data worksheet.

'Insert a New Blank Worksheet
On Error Resume Next
Application.DisplayAlerts = False
Worksheets("PivotTable").Delete
Sheets.Add Before:=ActiveSheet
ActiveSheet.Name = "PivotTable"
Application.DisplayAlerts = True
Set PSheet = Worksheets("PivotTable")
Set DSheet = Worksheets("Data")

If you want to change the name of the worksheet, you can replace it from the code.

(3). Define Data Range

Now, next thing is to define data range from the source worksheet.

Here you need to take care of one thing that you can't specify a fixed source range. You need a code which can identify the entire data from source sheet.

And, below is the code:

'Define Data Range
LastRow = DSheet.Cells(Rows.Count, 1).End(xlUp).Row
LastCol = DSheet.Cells(1, Columns.Count).End(xlToLeft).Column
Set PRange = DSheet.Cells(1, 1).Resize(LastRow, LastCol)

This code will start from the first cell of the data table and select up to the last row and then up to the last column.

And finally, define that selected range as a source.

(4). Create Pivot Cache

In Excel 2000 and above, before creating a pivot table you need to create a pivot cache to define the data source.

Normally when you create a pivot table, Excel automatically creates a pivot cache without asking you, but when you need to use VBA, you need to write a code for this.

And  below code is for this:

'Define Pivot Cache
Set PCache = ActiveWorkbook.PivotCaches.Create _
(SourceType:=xlDatabase, SourceData:=PRange). _
CreatePivotTable(TableDestination:=PSheet.Cells(2, 2), _
TableName:="SalesPivotTable")

This code works in two way, first define a pivot cache by using data source and second define the cell address in the newly inserted worksheet to insert the pivot table.

You can change the position the pivot table by editing this code.

(5). Insert a Blank Pivot Table

After pivot cache, next step is to insert a blank pivot table.

Just remember when you create a pivot table what happens, you always get a blank pivot first and then you define all the values, columns, and row.

insert a blank pivot to use vba to create pivot table in excel

This code will do the same:

'Insert Blank Pivot Table
Set PTable = PCache.CreatePivotTable _
(TableDestination:=PSheet.Cells(1, 1), TableName:="SalesPivotTable")

This code creates a blank pivot table and names it "SalesPivotTable". You can change this name from the code itself.

(6). Insert Row and Column Fields

After creating a blank pivot table, next thing is to insert row and column fields, just like you do normally.

For each row and column field, you need to write a code. Here we want to add years and month in row field and zones in the column field.

insert row column fields to use vba to create pivot table in excel

Here is the code:

'Insert Row Fields
With ActiveSheet.PivotTables("SalesPivotTable").PivotFields("Year")
.Orientation = xlRowField
.Position = 1
End With

With ActiveSheet.PivotTables("SalesPivotTable").PivotFields("Month")
.Orientation = xlRowField
.Position = 2
End With

'Insert Column Fields
With ActiveSheet.PivotTables("SalesPivotTable").PivotFields("Zone")
.Orientation = xlColumnField
.Position = 1
End With

In this code, you have mentioned year and month as two fields. Now, if you look at the code you'll find that there is also a position number is there.

​This position number defines the sequence of fields.

​Whenever you need to add more than one fields (Row or Column) make sure to specify their position.

And, you can change fields by editing their name from code.

(7). Insert Data Field

Now, the main thing is to define value field in your pivot table.

The code for defining values is a bit different from defining row and columns because here we need to define the formatting of number, position, and function.

'Insert Data Field
With ActiveSheet.PivotTables("SalesPivotTable").PivotFields("Amount")
.Orientation = xlDataField
.Position = 1
.Function = xlSum
.NumberFormat = "#,##0"
.Name = "Revenue "
End With

With above code, you can add amount as the value field. And this code will format values as a number with (,) separator.

We are using xlsum to sum values but you can also use xlcount and other functions as well.

(8). Format Pivot Table

In the end, you need to use a code to format your pivot table.

Normally in a pivot table there is also a default formatting and then you change that formatting. But with VBA you can define formatting style withing the code.

use vba to create pivot table in excel formatting

Code is:

'Format Pivot
TableActiveSheet.PivotTables("SalesPivotTable").ShowTableStyleRowStripes = TrueActiveSheet.PivotTables("SalesPivotTable").TableStyle2 = "PivotStyleMedium9"

Above code will apply row strips and "Pivot Style Medium 9" style but you can also use another style.

Finally, you're code is ready to use.

Full Macro Code to Create a Pivot Table

Sub InsertPivotTable()
'Macro By ExcelChamps

'Declare Variables
Dim PSheet As Worksheet
Dim DSheet As Worksheet
Dim PCache As PivotCache
Dim PTable As PivotTable
Dim PRange As Range
Dim LastRow As Long
Dim LastCol As Long

'Insert a New Blank Worksheet
On Error Resume Next
Application.DisplayAlerts = False
Worksheets("PivotTable").Delete
Sheets.Add Before:=ActiveSheet
ActiveSheet.Name = "PivotTable"
Application.DisplayAlerts = True
Set PSheet = Worksheets("PivotTable")
Set DSheet = Worksheets("Data")

'Define Data Range
LastRow = DSheet.Cells(Rows.Count, 1).End(xlUp).Row
LastCol = DSheet.Cells(1, Columns.Count).End(xlToLeft).Column
Set PRange = DSheet.Cells(1, 1).Resize(LastRow, LastCol)

'Define Pivot Cache
Set PCache = ActiveWorkbook.PivotCaches.Create _
(SourceType:=xlDatabase, SourceData:=PRange). _
CreatePivotTable(TableDestination:=PSheet.Cells(2, 2), _
TableName:="SalesPivotTable")

'Insert Blank Pivot Table
Set PTable = PCache.CreatePivotTable _
(TableDestination:=PSheet.Cells(1, 1), TableName:="SalesPivotTable")

'Insert Row Fields
With ActiveSheet.PivotTables("SalesPivotTable").PivotFields("Year")
.Orientation = xlRowField
.Position = 1
End With
With ActiveSheet.PivotTables("SalesPivotTable").PivotFields("Month")
.Orientation = xlRowField
.Position = 2
End With

'Insert Column Fields
With ActiveSheet.PivotTables("SalesPivotTable").PivotFields("Zone")
.Orientation = xlColumnField
.Position = 1
End With

'Insert Data Field
With ActiveSheet.PivotTables("SalesPivotTable")
.PivotFields("Amount")
.Orientation = xlDataField​
.Function = xlSum
.NumberFormat = "#,##0"
.Name = "Revenue "
End With

'Format Pivot Table
ActiveSheet.PivotTables("SalesPivotTable").ShowTableStyleRowStripes = True
ActiveSheet.PivotTables("SalesPivotTable").TableStyle2 = "PivotStyleMedium9"

End Sub

Sample File

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Conclusion

By using this code we can automate your pivot tables.

Now tell me one thing.

Have you ever used a VBA code to create a pivot table?

Please share your views with me in the comment box, I'd love to share with you and make sure to share this tip with your friends.

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  • Tim says:

    Thank you so much for this. Saved me a huge amount of time.

  • Wernstrom says:

    This is amazingly useful! I have been able to use it for my own work and it’s great. However, I do want to be able to nominate certain columns to go in the “Value” box of the pivot table (I need to count some cells). Whenever I try to do a “Count”, it seems to override the “insert row fields” function, so all I get is a count of the whole dataset, rather than a specific row. Any thoughts on how to get around this?

    Many thanks, you da bomb

  • Kendra says:

    This article was so helpful! I was able to adapt the names to pull a table for my data without an issue. Now my only question is, how can I get it to pull a second pivot table from the same data on to the same worksheet?

    • Puneet says:

      Like, you want to create a new pivot table from the same source data and which need to have different fields? Correct me, if I’m wrong.

  • Abdul Haq says:

    How to apply filter in the field of pivot table.. Just as you added Row and Column data.

    Apart from the Code works awesome… Thanks Puneet 🙂

  • Soma says:

    Thanks for this post! Clear and works

  • Scott Gardner says:

    Hi Puneet, I cannot get this code to create the pivot table. There are no errors when I try to run the code and all of the table names and values are correct. I also put the data into table format and that doesn’t seem to be the issue. Any assistance is greatly appreciated!

  • Vik says:

    Thank you man! You are awesome!

  • Ravan says:

    Hi Punnet.Thanks for sharing this simple and useful code.
    I am facing issue that if I work with less column data code works but when I add more columns then code fails i.e.Pivot table sheet is created but table is not created. Please guide.

    • Puneet says:

      Make sure you are using an Excel table and using its name in source reference. Knock me back if you need further help.

  • Chrissi says:

    This was amazing. Thank you so much!

    • Puneet says:

      I’m so glad you liked it.

  • duncanwil says:

    Thanks for posting that Puneet and I got it to work very easily. I have been using Excel for 30 years but never needed to learn VBA. Now I am but I have a question:

    I can see the beauty of putting a macro button on the data sheet and I can see the simplicity of using VBA to find the data as the basis of the PT, however, as a test for myself, I manually created the same pivot table as you did, having first converted the data range to an Excel Table and with about four or five clicks I get my result.

    I don’t say you are wasting your time but what is the big advantage of doing this in VBA?

  • Ishanka says:

    Send me the Sample file pls.
    ishankacrashed93@outlook.com
    Ishanka

  • Scott Melton says:

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for posting this!!! You just saved me multiple days of tedious manual effort.

    The explanations are easy to understand and conceptualize. This post was a godsend

  • rich franz-under says:

    Hi Puneet,

    I am getting the same error as “Jonathan Grunwaldt • 10 months ago”. A compile error in the second to the last step where the xlDataField is an invalid qualifier. I am using excel 2013. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f5e324c5947ce1470b5d3c263b69f37ecffef973a98d89a566e81b237ac7d55e.png

  • Sachin Gupta says:

    Hi , thank you for the important lesson , i am new to VBA , i did try the code however it only inserts a new worksheets with name Pivot Table , nor creating the Cache neither capturing the data ,

    please help

    Sub InsertPivotTable()

    Dim PSheet As Worksheet
    Dim DSheet As Worksheet
    Dim PCache As PivotCache
    Dim PTable As PivotTable
    Dim PRange As Range
    Dim LastRow As Long
    Dim LastCol As Long

    ‘=========================================
    ‘ INSERT NEW WORKSHEET
    ‘=========================================
    On Error Resume Next
    Application.DisplayAlerts = False
    Worksheets(“PivotTable”).Delete
    Sheets.Add Before:=ActiveSheet
    ActiveSheet.Name = “PivotTable”
    Application.DisplayAlerts = True
    Set PSheet = Worksheets(“PivotTable”)
    Set DSheet = Worksheets(“Data”)

    ‘=========================================
    ‘ DEFINE DATE RANGE
    ‘=========================================

    LastRow = DSheet.Cells(Rows.Count, 1).End(xlUp).Row
    LastCol = DSheet.Cells(1, Columns.Count).End(xlToLeft).Column
    Set PRange = DSheet.Cells(1, 1).Resize(LastRow, LastCol)

    ‘=========================================
    ‘ Define Pivot Cache
    ‘=========================================

    Set PCache = ActiveWorkbook.PivotCaches.Create _
    (SourceType:=xlDatabase, SourceData:=PRange). _
    CreatePivotTable(TableDestination:=PSheet.Cells(2, 2), _
    TableName:=”PivotTable”)

    ‘=========================================
    ‘ Insert Blank Pivot Table
    ‘=========================================

    Set PTable = PCache.CreatePivotTable _
    (TableDestination:=PSheet.Cells(1, 1), TableName:=”PivotTable”)

    ‘=========================================
    ‘ Insert Row Fields
    ‘=========================================

    With ActiveSheet.PivotTables(“PivotTable”).PivotFields(“Last_Touch_User_Name”)
    .Orientation = xlRowField
    .Position = 1

    End With

    ‘=========================================
    ‘ Insert COLUMN Fields
    ‘=========================================

    With ActiveSheet.PivotTables(“PivotTable”).PivotFields(“Action_Code”)
    .Orientation = xlColumnField
    .Position = 1
    End With

    With ActiveSheet.PivotTables(“PivotTable”).PivotFields(“Result_Code”)
    .Orientation = xlColumnField
    .Position = 2
    End With

    ‘=========================================
    ‘ Insert Data Fields
    ‘=========================================

    With ActiveSheet.PivotTables(“PivotTable”).PivotFields(“Medical_Manager__”)
    .Orientation = xlDataField
    .Position = 1
    .Function = xlCount
    End With

    End Sub

    • Scott Gardner says:

      I am having the same issue. The new tab is created but none of the data is pulled in.

  • harish says:

    I need to add a filter to the vba code for pivots. how do i do that?

  • Venky Venkatesh says:

    Hi, I don’t understand Why i am getting error saying https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d917f5a00ea9429e9cdc1e80f3fa1f494f194cccef22120d6d48a082bab2e3f4.jpg

    • SirKen says:

      I have the same error as Venky just above. I do not see any help on correcting this. It is now 2018 and the error seems to still be there. BTW, I used file sent from your site, with its embedded code. Help please
      SirKen

  • Riaz Dadabhay says:

    I’ve been trying to create a Pivot Table using VB for the last while, and your code and explanation is by far the best that i’ve come across, it’s absolutely brilliant

    Thank you

    • Puneet Gogia says:

      I’m glad to hear this.

  • Ashley says:

    I used your code and am trying to change it to create a pivot table with my data. I want it to look like the nice table with Poly ID, Tile Num, Design Feat, etc. in the photo, but I keep getting this instead (see photo). I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong. Can you help please?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ec60a316a76431b678f3d60014e28be5e7d036db885405d0bd7930934dc142b2.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0bc1224a2e71cb7fd8911ee5b375dd98c199cef11e9e55ef5f9b6f8d23ff4cee.jpg

    • Puneet Gogia says:

      Can I have your file? puneet[@]gogia[.]me

  • Erick Nishimoto says:

    Thx from Brazil!

  • Neha says:

    Hi I used this code and it was making pivots then I made some changes to other codes from then even after inserting this code multiple times it is not creating a pivot can you please help

    • Puneet Gogia says:

      what changes you have made?

      • Suresh says:

        I just changed the rowfield, colfield and datafield to match my col headers. ofcourse i change the sheet name to “Data” too. i creates a new sheet but just stops there dont create a blank pivot.

        • Puneet Gogia says:

          It would be great if you share your file with me.

          • Suresh says:

            Sub InsertPivotTable()

            ‘Declare Variables
            Dim PSheet As Worksheet
            Dim DSheet As Worksheet
            Dim Pcache As PivotCache
            Dim PTable As PivotTable
            Dim PRange As Range
            Dim LastRow As Long
            Dim LastCol As Long

            ‘Insert a New Blank Worksheet
            On Error Resume Next
            Application.DisplayAlerts = False
            Worksheets(“PivotTable”).Delete
            Set PSheet = ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets.Add
            PSheet.Name = “PivotTable”
            Set DSheet = Worksheets(“Page 1″)

            ‘Define Data Range
            LastRow = DSheet.Cells(Rows.Count, 1).End(xlUp).Row
            LastCol = DSheet.Cells(1, Columns.Count).End(xlToLeft).Column
            Set PRange = DSheet.Cells(1, 1).Resize(LastRow, LastCol)

            ‘Define Pivot Cache
            Set Pcache = ActiveWorkbook.PivotCaches.Create _
            (SourceType:=xlDatabase, SourceData:=PRange). _
            CreatePivotTable(tabledestination:=PSheet.Cells(2, 2), TableName:=”SalesPivotTable”)

            ‘Insert Blank Pivot Table
            Set PTable = Pcache.CreatePivotTable _
            (tabledestination:=PSheet.Cells(1, 1), TableName:=”SalesPivotTable”)

            ‘Insert Row Fields
            With ActiveSheet.PivotTables(“SalesPivotTable”).PivotFields(“Name”)
            .Orientation = xlRowField
            .Position = 1
            End With

            ‘Insert Column Fields
            With ActiveSheet.PivotTables(“SalesPivotTable”).PivotFields(“Priority”)
            .Orientation = xlColumnField
            .Position = 1
            End With

            ‘Insert Data Field
            With ActiveSheet.PivotTables(“SalesPivotTable”).PivotFields(“Number”)
            .Orientation = xlDataField
            .Position = 1
            .Function = xlCount
            .NumberFormat = “#,##0”
            .Name = “Revenue ”
            End With

            ‘Format Pivot Table
            ActiveSheet.PivotTables(“SalesPivotTable”).ShowTableStyleRowStripes = True
            ActiveSheet.PivotTables(“SalesPivotTable”).TableStyle2 = “PivotStyleMedium9”

            End Sub

  • John Lu says:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/10d5217241229bc5b2fc258f1ee6c8b6a356753998086f930daa740704950b2b.png
    Hi I need help with filtering out 0 values. Can you give me some directions to it? I did the grouping but now want to know if there is a way to filter out 0 values. Thanks,

    • Puneet Gogia says:

      Can I have a snapshot of your code?

      • John Lu says:

        Thanks, I used pf2.ClearAllFilters
        pf2.PivotFilters.Add2 Type:=xlValueIsGreaterThan, DataField:=pf2Values, Value1:=0 to filter out 0 values.

        • Puneet Gogia says:

          let me do this for you.

  • Maria Katrina Sedano says:

    hi sir, i tried to copy paste the code but the output is this, the data field is empty. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/91de66ca41bfb873e0567a19c3a80a319f8abfc78235348381588d56befe21da.png

    thanks for the help.

    btw, its a good post i have been looking for sampla code for creating a pivot.

  • Diksha Jamnani says:

    hey, the code really helped 🙂
    Do u have any code tht explains the xlPageField

  • G says:

    Thank you for explaining this very well! I was able to understand and use your sample code in my project. Have a great day, Puneet! 😀

    • Puneet Gogia says:

      I’m glad you like it.

  • Divyesh says:

    Doesnt Work for rows > 65000. I dont know whats the issue..!!??

  • Joseph Sauerland says:

    Copy pasted right into the file YOU provided, and 15+ errors. Are you sure you know what you’re doing?

    • Puneet Gogia says:

      Hahaha, thanks for the comment. Can you please share your errors with me? It’s working fine on my side.

      • Damian Mazurek says:

        Hi, a used this code but nothing happened. It dont create any pivot table in my excel. What could cause that? 🙂 any solutions ?

        • Puneet Gogia says:

          You need to edit code as per your data as I have mentioned in the post.

  • Kate says:

    Hi!
    I have one problem 🙂 I am recording my macro(doing pivot) as I don’t know Vba. So the problem is that after I run macro the pivot comes out without lines, only total number(one line).
    Do you have any ideas what it can be ?

    • Puneet Gogia says:

      Can’t say this way. You need to share your file with me.

  • Vongsi Loryongpao says:

    27-08-2017, Good read and useful post … Thanks for sharing …

    • Puneet Gogia says:

      Thanks for your words.

  • Carmina says:

    Hello, thanks for sharing it! I have downloaded your example and it works just fine, but when I try to use it with one of my tables I get the following error: “Run time error ’13’: Type Mismatch’. when running this piece of code:
    ‘Define Pivot Cache
    Set PCache = ActiveWorkbook.PivotCaches.Create _
    (SourceType:=xlDatabase, SourceData:=PRange). _
    CreatePivotTable(TableDestination:=PSheet.Cells(2, 2), _
    TableName:=”SalesPivotTable”)

    I’ve already searched for clues all over the internet, but nothing seems to explain whats going on here 🙁

    • Puneet Gogia says:

      Please share your file with me ==> puneet@gogia.me. If possible. Other wise share a snapshot for of your raw data.

      • Jatinder Kumar says:

        hi puneet already shared the file with u on ur mail id

        • Puneet Gogia says:

          Sorry, Jatinder didn’t get. Please share again.

          • Zackery Brady says:

            I get the same error on that part of the code. One of the variable types must be incorrect… I am unable to figure out where the mismatch is…

          • Puneet Gogia says:

            @zackery_brady:disqus please share a snapshot of your macro code which your are using.

      • achyuth sai says:

        Hi even i get the same error what to do with it?
        Sub Vip()

        ‘ Vip Macro


        Dim PSheet As Worksheet
        Dim DSheet As Worksheet
        Dim PCache As PivotCache
        Dim PTable As Pivottable
        Dim PRange As Range
        Dim LastRow As Long
        Dim LastCol As Long

        Windows(“open.xlsx”).Activate
        Sheets(“INC”).Select
        Sheets.Add before:=ActiveSheet
        ActiveSheet.Name = “Last Modified Summary”
        Set PSheet = Worksheets(“Last Modified Summary”)
        Set DSheet = Worksheets(“INC”)

        LastRow = DSheet.Cells(Rows.Count, 1).End(xlUp).Row
        LastCol = DSheet.Cells(1, Columns.Count).End(xlToLeft).Column
        Set PRange = DSheet.Cells(1, 1).Resize(LastRow, LastCol)

        Set PCache = ActiveWorkbook.PivotCaches.Create _
        (SourceType:=xlDatabase, SourceData:=PRange).
        CreatePivotTable(TableDestination:=PSheet.Cells(2, 2), _
        TableName:=”Last M Summary”)

        Set PTable = PCache.CreatePivotTable _
        (TableDestination:=PSheet.Cells(6, 1) _
        , TableName:=”Last M Summary”)

        ActiveSheet.PivotTables(“Last M Summary”).AddDataField ActiveSheet.PivotTables( _
        “Last M Summary”).PivotFields(“Incident ID”), “Sum of Incident ID”, xlSum
        With ActiveSheet.PivotTables(“Last M Summary”).PivotFields(“Sum of Incident ID”)
        .Caption = “Count of Incident ID”
        .Function = xlCount
        End With

        With ActiveSheet.PivotTables(“Last M Summary”).PivotFields(“Owned By Team”)
        .Orientation = xlRowField
        .Position = 1
        End With

        With ActiveSheet.PivotTables(“Last M Summary”).PivotFields(“Last Modified Bucket”)
        .Orientation = xlColumnField
        .Position = 1
        End With
        End Sub

    • piyush singla says:

      Amazing blog !! i learned a lot.. I am facing this same error on the same line of the code.. Do we know what the solution ?

      • Puneet Gogia says:

        Share your snap shot.

        • Alex says:

          Did you ever find a solution for this? I am having the same error

  • Miklos Kallo says:

    A couple of notes:

    1) Inadvertently 2 rows were joined in the code:
    ActiveSheet.Name = “PivotTable”Application.DisplayAlerts = True

    2) Instead of these:
    Sheets.Add Before:=ActiveSheet
    ActiveSheet.Name = “PivotTable”
    Set PSheet = Worksheets(“PivotTable”)

    I would simply and more elegantly use:
    Set PSheet = ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets.Add
    PSheet.Name = “PivotTable”

    3) I would replace:
    LastRow = DSheet.Cells(Rows.Count, 1).End(xlUp).Row
    LastCol = DSheet.Cells(1, Columns.Count).End(xlToLeft).Column
    Set PRange = DSheet.Cells(1, 1).Resize(LastRow, LastCol)

    with a simpler approach:
    Set PRange = DSheet.Cells(1, 1).CurrentRegion

    4) You create PTable as a Pivot table object but only use it once, here:
    Dim PTable As PivotTable

    The reason for this is probably that (possibly in newer versions of Excel?) it doesn’t even get assigned a real value, it stays Nothing.
    You actually can comment this line out and the code will still run:
    Set PTable = PCache.CreatePivotTable _
    (TableDestination:=PSheet.Cells(1, 1), TableName:=”SalesPivotTable”)

    I suppose you are aware of this, since you use ActiveSheet.PivotTables(“SalesPivotTable”) wherever you would normally use PTable.

    Actually PCache, too, stays Nothing so this approach doesn’t really need those variables.

    I find this approach more suitable.

    Dim objTable As PivotTable, objField As PivotField

    Set objTable = PSheet.PivotTableWizard(SourceType:=xlDatabase, _
    SourceData:=PRange, _
    TableDestination:=PSheet.Cells(2, 2))
    ‘if you don’t want grand totals, you can add: , RowGrand:=False, ColumnGrand:=False)

    Set objField = objTable.PivotFields(“Year”)
    With objField
    .Orientation = xlRowField
    .Position = 1
    ‘if you don’t want subtotals, you can add: .Subtotals(1) = False
    ‘ you can change the name too .Caption = “Whatever”
    End With

    Set objField = objTable.PivotFields(“Month”)
    With objField
    .Orientation = xlRowField
    .Position = 2
    End With

    Set objField = objTable.PivotFields(“Zone”)
    With objField
    .Orientation = xlColumnField
    .Position = 1
    End With

    Set objField = objTable.PivotFields(“Amount”)
    With objField
    .Orientation = xlDataField
    .Function = xlSum
    .NumberFormat = “#,##0”
    .Name = “Revenue ”
    End With

  • vikas joshi says:

    How will open a exl file from particular location with a only keyword of that file, and save it to other location using vba?

  • Em says:

    Hi there! Just used your code and it worked perfectly! Thank you so much for sharing and then breaking it down so that I can actually learn from it!

    • Puneet Gogia says:

      I’m so glad you liked it.

  • FuriousDK says:

    Hi, I used this data to create my pivot tables. This worked perfectly until I had a large number of rows. I have 220,000 rows.
    I can create the pivot manually but not using the macro. If I reduce this same data down to 45,000 rows it does work perfectly. Any ideas?

    • Puneet Gogia says:

      Hello FuriousDK,

      I’ve used this code for 131897 rows without any problem. I’m wondering why you got that issue. Please share your data if possible.

  • Jonathan Grunwaldt says:

    Hi — I am trying to duplicate this however I am getting an error on the second to last step, where we actually create the pivot table. The error reads Compile Error: Expected: Line number or label or statement or end of statement

  • K says:

    Great post, so I have a question if i want to create a pivot from external excel book how can i link it? Like create pivot from there

    • Puneet Gogia says:

      You have to change data source to external.

      • Shri says:

        Hi Puneet,

        Creating pivot table for external data source, can you please provide sample code .?

  • carcanken says:

    I like the code you have but one question I need help with. for the column I use dates 01/2016 through 12/2019 but would like them to show up as the name value in the fields list. how can I group these and still show each column

    • Puneet Gogia says:

      Please elaborate.

  • Abhinav says:

    Excellent Blogpost! Do you also have any such blog for Pivot Chart?

  • Samir Kumar Naik says:

    Hi, Thanks a lot for the code. It is working fine. However I would like to create one more pivot in the same sheet. What should i do. I tried to declare and repeated the whole code, however receiving error msg. Could you please advise. Below is the code which am trying.

    Dim PSSheet As Worksheet
    Dim DSheet1 As Worksheet
    Dim PSCache As PivotCache
    Dim PTable1 As PivotTable
    Dim PSRange As Range
    Dim LastRowS1 As Long
    Dim LastColS1 As Long

    ‘Delete Preivous Pivot Table Worksheet & Insert a New Blank Worksheet With Same Name

    Set PSSheet = Worksheets(“PivotTable”)
    Set DSheet1 = Worksheets(“PA Classifications”)

    ‘Define Data Range
    LastRowS1 = DSheet1.Cells(Rows.Count, 1).End(xlUp).Row
    LastColS1 = DSheet1.Cells(1, Columns.Count).End(xlToLeft).Column
    Set PSRange = DSheet1.Cells(1, 1).Resize(LastRowS1, LastColS1)

    ‘Define Pivot Cache
    Set PSCache = ActiveWorkbook.PivotCaches.Create _
    (SourceType:=xlDatabase, SourceData:=PSRange). _
    CreatePivotTable(TableDestination:=PSSheet.Cells(2, 2), _
    TableName:=”Hello”)

    ‘Insert Blank Pivot Table
    Set PTable1 = PCache1.CreatePivotTable _
    (TableDestination:=PSheet1.Cells(12, 20), TableName:=”SamirPivotTable2″)

    • Puneet Gogia says:

      Hello Samir,

      I’m sorry for my super late reply.

      yes, you can use the same data to create a second pivot table but first you have to specify the cell in the same worksheet on which you want to insert that second pivot.

      I’ll appreciate if you share your file. Info@excelchamps.com.

      Regards
      Puneet

  • Jessica says:

    Hello Puneet, I got a pivot table but it is populated with zeroes (see second picture). How can I get values from it–it is supposed to look like the first picture. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3c367864ffd28260f1430bcfaa181bff14709d91e23e47bbdeaac389d8e7e9f6.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1b544e4c5ba16cd59b563f17e4ffd58fd899f287d4feeade248fc9cb36321272.png

    • Puneet Gogia says:

      I’ll appreciate if you share your file or code.

      • Ryuzaki says:

        I think it’s a bit late, but all you have to do is change .Function = xlSum to .Function = xlCount

        Best of luck

  • Jessica says:

    Hello, now I do see a table but as you can see from the first picture, there is no data for some reason? It is supposed to look like the second picture (with numbers under false and true and grand total). https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3c367864ffd28260f1430bcfaa181bff14709d91e23e47bbdeaac389d8e7e9f6.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d4c27640c0e2946293f282a4808787395bf08f4d56c119ab44f9b95a57320262.png

  • Jessica says:

    Hi I’m not sure what is happening. I used your code but subbed in my own names for the different fields. When I run the script, a new sheet is created but nothing happens. Can you please help me?

  • jose luis says:

    hello, I m starting with your code, I ll adapt but i have a question.
    Why do i need to delete first the wsheet before creating the new pivot table, and not deleting the old one and using the sheet??
    thanks

    • Puneet Gogia says:

      It’s all up to you, Jose.

      If you down want to delete that sheet, you can just delete the pivot table from the sheet.

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