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create macro to create pivot table and change format

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hello,
i have attached 2 worksheets.
testA and testB
first is it possible with a pivot table to change data in testA to look like testB?
second- can a macro be created to do it?
thank you
testA.xlsx
testB.xlsx
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Question by:davetough
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Patrick Matthews earned 500 total points
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Yes, you can.  It is basically a PT with name and ID as row fields, date as column field, and sum of hours as data field.

The following macro seems to be working for me:

Sub MakePT()

    ActiveSheet.ListObjects.Add(xlSrcRange, Range("a1").CurrentRegion, , xlYes).Name = _
        "MyTable"
    ActiveWorkbook.PivotCaches.Create(SourceType:=xlDatabase, SourceData:="MyTable") _
        .CreatePivotTable TableDestination:="", TableName:=""
    With ActiveSheet.PivotTables(1)
        With .PivotFields("name")
            .Orientation = xlRowField
            .Position = 1
        End With
        With .PivotFields("ID#")
            .Orientation = xlRowField
            .Position = 2
        End With
        With .PivotFields("date")
            .Orientation = xlColumnField
            .Position = 1
        End With
        .AddDataField .PivotFields("TotalHours"), "Sum of TotalHours", xlSum
        .RowAxisLayout xlTabularRow
        .PivotFields("name").Subtotals = Array(False, False, False, False, False, False, _
            False, False, False, False, False, False)
    End With
    
End Sub

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I made the source range into a Table; for more on that please see:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Office_Suites/MS_Office/Excel/A_3172-How-to-Automatically-Update-Your-PivotTables-and-PivotCharts.html
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by:davetough
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thanks works great
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