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Pivot Chart - crtx within display file?

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Hello,

Currently, this is what is happening. There is a network folder which has two files - a xlsm file that has several pivots and pivot charts in it. There is also a crtx template file in the same location,which
stores the chart template style. Now when users refresh the charts in the xlsm files, it gets a weird format  and extra text in the chart.

Thats why when they press a button - then the charts in the existing xlsm file, get a stored template applied to them, to maintain the chart look as desired.

Problem  - right now the code you see is below:

set wks = activesheet
templateLoc = "network\kkk\myChartTemplate.crtx"

 wks.ChartObjects("myDisplayChart").Activate
        ActiveChart.ApplyChartTemplate (templateLoc)

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is there is any way that I could put the template or embed the template directly inside the xlsm file itself  (that has all the pivots and charts?)

-Instead of storing the crtx file separately  and then applying template from it into the xlsm file?

thank you
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Question by:Rayne
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by:gowflow
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could you post the whole code that is reading template and applying to see the whole process
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by:Rayne
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Hello Gowflow,

this is my whole code. the lines above are repeated 4 times to apply templates to four pivot charts - makes sense ?
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ok then can you post this file at least so I see what is going on and also post the sheet that have the pivot and the graph to see how it is interacting.
"network\kkk\myChartTemplate.crtx"

I need it so I can simulate as honestly all the questions you have asked so far I did not know the answer offhand but worked on the sample to get my way around.
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by:Rayne
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Thank you Gowflow,

got it. I have uploaded the test file. It would not let me upload a crtx template file. you can easily create one I guess, from the existing one there.

Rayne
samplechartFile.xlsm
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by:gowflow
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I don't understand. You accepted my comment as a solution and you posted the file afterward. Did you find the solution or still need help which I presume you do.

In case you still need help you need to tell me how create the crtx template from the file you posted as total newbie in this area.

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