create line charts with non-contiguous ranges using VBA

Dear Experts:

I tried to create a line chart with two data series (two lines) using VBA:

Sub CreateLineChart_non_contiguous_range()
ActiveSheet.Shapes.AddChart.Select
    ActiveChart.ChartType = xlLine
    ActiveChart.SetSourceData Source:=Range( _
        "Tabelle1!$A$5:$E$5;Tabelle1!$A$7:$E$7")
End Sub

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The code should produce this chart, but it throws an 1004 error message on 'SetSourceData'

line chart
How is the macro to be re-written on the setSourceData line for it to work.

Help is much appreciated. Thank you very much in advance.

I have attached my sample file for your convenience.


Regards, Andreas
Create-line-chart-non-contiguous-ranges.
Andreas HermleTeam leaderAsked:
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Rory ArchibaldCommented:
A small change required:

Sub CreateLineChart_non_contiguous_range()
    ActiveSheet.Shapes.AddChart.Select
    ActiveChart.ChartType = xlLine
    ActiveChart.SetSourceData Source:=Sheets("Tabelle1").Range("A5:E5,A7:E7")
End Sub

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Andreas HermleTeam leaderAuthor Commented:
Rory, great this did the trick. Thank you very much for your swift and professional help.

Regards, andreas
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Jon_PeltierExcel DeveloperCommented:
Probably the semicolon in the SetSourceData statement was the problem. VBA uses commas regardless of the regionalization of Excel.
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Andreas HermleTeam leaderAuthor Commented:
Hi jon,  

indeed you are right. Thank you very much for bringing this to my attention. I really appreciate this.
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