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Refresh a Pivot Table from an access database

I have a weird problem. My access database we will call db1.accdb exports data into an excel spreadsheet.  Once the data is exported I need to be able to refresh the pivot in the spreadsheet from the access database (I'm trying to automate a process and asking people to refresh the pivot is too much :)

db1.accdb exports info into spreadsheet1.xls
spreadsheet2.xl is linked to spreadsheet1.xls to get the raw data from there
spreadsheet2.xls contains pivot1

I need to create some code in vba that when I click the Export Button in db1 will also refresh pivot1 in spreadsheet2

so bottom line creating a button in access that refreshes an external pivot table in spreadsheet2.xls

thanks in advance, hopefully I didnt make it too confusing
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damixa
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Rob HensonFinance AnalystCommented:
Why not just link the Pivot in the Excel sheet directly to the access source data?

Or a query in Excel that pulls the data from Access.

Then you have a button in Excel that refreshes query and pivot.

Thanks
Rob H
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