Excel VBA activecell.offset(x,Y).value does not poplulate normal mode.

I have some Excel VBA code where I run an MS Query into a worksheet. Cell A1 is selected after the query, and I want to populate some variables with values of cells in reference to cell A1.
If I step through the code in debug mode, the variables populate fine. But if I run the macro full speed (F5), these variables are empty.
Note: I have tried adding a WAIT command but that does not seem to work. I have also tried the DOEVENTS function but that does not work.
Here is this part of the code.
                    With ActiveSheet.ListObjects.Add(SourceType:=0, Source:= _
                        "ODBC;DSN=Prophet21;UID=bdobo;Trusted_Connection=Yes;APP=Microsoft Office 2003;WSID=anb002415" _
                        , Destination:=ActiveCell).QueryTable
                        .CommandText = Array("exec [MYDBASENAME].[dbo].STOREDPROCEDURENAME" & SP & " " & intInvoice & "")
                        .RowNumbers = False
                        .FillAdjacentFormulas = False
                        .PreserveFormatting = True
                        .RefreshOnFileOpen = False
                        .BackgroundQuery = True
                        .RefreshStyle = xlInsertDeleteCells
                        .SavePassword = False
                        .SaveData = True
                        .AdjustColumnWidth = True
                        .RefreshPeriod = 0
                        .PreserveColumnInfo = True
                        '.Refresh BackgroundQuery:=False
                        'MsgBox .CommandText
                    End With
                Select Case SP
   Case "1"
   'if SP = 1
                      Application.Wait (Now + TimeValue("0:00:01"))
                      Application.Wait (Now + TimeValue("0:00:01"))
                intOrderNo = ActiveCell.Offset(1, 4).Value
                intInvoiceDate = ActiveCell.Offset(1, 1).Value
                intReceiptdate = ActiveCell.Offset(1, 1).Value
                invInvoiceamt = ActiveCell.Offset(1, 39).Value
                strOrganization = ActiveCell.Offset(1, 70).Value

Does anyone have a better way to do this or a solution for this one?
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This looks like the query is still executing when the code continues. There are various threads covering ways to resolve to be sure that the query completes first - here is one that looks promising:

briandoboAuthor Commented:
I do not believe that the query is still executing. The reason being that I did have the variable population code in a different area of the macro and it did the same thing. I just moved it right after the query in hopes to resolve the issue.
I will look at your supplied link.
NorieAnalyst Assistant Commented:
Have you tried replacing ActiveCell with an explicit range reference, eg Range("A1")?
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briandoboAuthor Commented:
OH, Yes I am sorry, I have tried the explicit range reference and these variables still do not populate.

One thing to note is that I "think" that this used to work on an older computer. This is a very old macro and I used to use it. I think this might be because I have a newer, faster computer. I wonder if it has something to do with the faster processing power. But only suspecting this.

I can't believe that I cannot seem to Google much about anyone else having a similar problem like this.
Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
The thread that regmigrant pointed to may well have the solution you need, especially the post with the DoEvents loop. I just thought I'd point out however that according to MS Wait,
suspends all Microsoft Excel activity and may prevent you from performing other operations on your computer while Wait is in effect. However, background processes such as printing and recalculation continue.
I don't know if your query is considered a background process, but if it isn't then it explains why using wait didn't help.
briandoboAuthor Commented:
Actually what the solution that worked was for me to un-comment the   '.Refresh BackgroundQuery:=False
and comment the  .Refresh

I thought that I put the .Refresh in just to get the query to run. But I must have been mistaken. But it is working now.

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Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
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