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Control when a chart updates in Excel 2007 using VBA

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I have an application in Excel 2007 using VBA that places its results in a fixed location that is referred to by a chart, which is the primary output.  As the one thousand values are being placed in the output table, the chart updates after each one, which truns a one second process into a few minutes.

Is there a way to programatically prevent the chart from updating then force it to update at the end?
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You can use the calculation property to switch to manual.  When you are done with your updating, switch back to auto and everything will update after a calculate call.  This is equivalent to changing the option on the Formulas -> Calculation Options menu if you want the non-VBA route.

Sub FasterExecution()
    
    'Switch to manual
    Application.Calculation = xlCalculationManual
    
    'Run your chart code.
    
    
    'Calculate and switch back to auto
    Application.Calculate
    Application.Calculation = xlAutomatic
    
End Sub

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Perfect thanks
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