VBA code; Pivottable refreshes one step behind

Posted on 2012-09-21
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Last Modified: 2012-09-21
Hard to explain this one but I try. On sheet1 I get external acount data from external datasource. On sheet2 I have a pivottable getting data from sheet1. This work fine when I update the sheets manually. But I want it to run by using vba code. My code looks like below:



The problem is that the pivot refreshes with the previous dataset from sheet1. Almost like if I had run the pivot update before updateing data on sheet1. If I run the code a second time without changing parameter then the pivot gets the correct data.

Think this has to be a common problem so I hope someone understand my bad english and can help.
Question by:hallpett
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Expert Comment

ID: 38421103

may be..

'just to ensure the external data get updated before refeshing the pivot table
'pause for 3 seconds
Application.Wait Now + TimeSerial(0, 0, 3)

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Author Comment

ID: 38421178
The pause trick does'nt make any difference. I still have to click my "Get data" button twice for the pivot to refresh with the latest data. If I insert a breakpoint on line 5 in your code, and hit F5 when the code stops, then it works. Beats me!
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Rory Archibald earned 2000 total points
ID: 38421869
Check the properties of your data connection and make sure it is not set to refresh in the background and then your code will be fine.

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ID: 38422246
Thank you. Would not have found that solution on my own.

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