Copy pivottable, change connection properties in copied pivottable and first pivottable is also changed

Posted on 2010-03-23
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Last Modified: 2012-05-09

We want to build a workbook with different pivottabels. All pivottables are connected to the same oracle-database, but have all a small difference in their connection property SQL-Query

The easiest way in this case is to copy the pivottable and edit the Query. When we do that, however, the changes are also implemented in the source-pivottable.

How come and how can we work around for this ?

Question by:Steven Vermoere
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by:Rory Archibald
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How are you changing the query? Pivot tables don't have a CommandText property - that belongs to the PivotCache and if you change that it will affect all tables that use that cache.

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by:Steven Vermoere
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It is done by choosing Pivot Table Tools, Options, Change Data Source, Connection Properties. There is no VBA involved.
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Rory Archibald earned 1000 total points
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Same principle applies though - if you change the connection's properties then the original pivot table that was using it will also have its data changed (as they are using the same connection).

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