Creating Excel using vba in Access

Posted on 2011-03-14
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi Experts,

I have a Clustred bar chart in a Excel file that i create using vba code in Access. Every thing is working fine, but some settings is very hard to control.

I want to do this to the bar chart:
ActiveChart.SetElement (msoElementPrimaryCategoryAxisWithoutLabels)


ActiveChart.SetElement (msoElementDataLabelOutSideEnd)

But as you all know, this will give a error in access :-(

So now to the big question, how do make these settings from Access using vba code?
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Found the solution by an accident :-)

This part is good enough:

It is this part that Access cannot understand:

I have found this webpage, that translate "msoElementPrimaryCategoryAxisWithoutLabels" into a number:

Writing "ActiveChart.SetElement(350)" works like a charm :-)

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>Found the solution my self
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Expert Comment

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>>> Found the solution by an accident :-)

I had finished typing and pressed refreshed to see if someone had answered and then saw your post :)

Do this

Declare this at the beginning of the code as the msoElementPrimaryCategoryAxisWithoutLabels and msoElementDataLabelOutSideEnd  are Excel Constatnts :)

Const msoElementPrimaryCategoryAxisWithoutLabels As Long = 350. 2445
Const msoElementDataLabelOutSideEnd As Long = 205

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Expert Comment

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This will teach me to type faster . LOL


Author Comment

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What about formatting the color of the LegendKeys?
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Sorry. had stepped out for a moment.

Do you mean this? I am just typing from memory.

Dim objSeries As Object

With ActiveChart
    For Each objSeries In .SeriesCollection
        '~~> Set necessary formatting here.
        objSeries.Border.colorIndex= 3 '<~~ color Red
End With

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