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Change the path of the data source in my Excel pivot table with macro

Posted on 2016-10-03
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With a macro I need to change the path of the data source in my Excel pivot table

\Users\James\Downloads[exampleexcel.xls]

to:

\Users\currentuser\Downloads[exampleexcel.xls]

Please note that [exampleexcel.xls] is also dynamic.

Anybody can help me? Thank you very much.
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Question by:myyis
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by:Koen
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    MyPivotSource = "\Users\currentuser\Downloads\" & MyFilename
    ActiveSheet.PivotTables("PivotTable1").ChangePivotCache ActiveWorkbook. _
        PivotCaches.Create(SourceType:=xlDatabase, SourceData:=MyPivotsource, Version _
        :=xlPivotTableVersion15)

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by:myyis
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Hi Koen,
Thank you for your answer, I see that  my question is not clear enough.
It looks good but the  "currentuser"  is also dynamic.
"currentuser" should  be the current windows user logged in.
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Myfolder = Environ("Username")
MyPivotSource = "\Users\" & Myfolder & "\Downloads\" & MyFilename
ActiveSheet.PivotTables("PivotTable1").ChangePivotCache ActiveWorkbook. _
        PivotCaches.Create(SourceType:=xlDatabase, SourceData:=MyPivotsource, Version _
        :=xlPivotTableVersion15)

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by:myyis
ID: 41828079
With a manupulation I have solved
Thank you

Myfolder = Environ("Username")
MyPivotsrc = ActiveSheet.PivotTables("PivotTable1").SourceData

Dim str As String
Dim openPos As Integer
Dim closePos As Integer
Dim midBit As String


openPos = InStr(MyPivotsrc, "Users\")
closePos = InStr(MyPivotsrc, "\Downloads")
midBit = Mid(MyPivotsrc, openPos + 6, closePos - openPos - 6)
MyPivotsource = Replace(MyPivotsrc, midBit, Myfolder)
MyPivotsource = Replace(MyPivotsource, "'", "")
MyPivotsource = "C:" & MyPivotsource



ActiveSheet.PivotTables("PivotTable1").ChangePivotCache ActiveWorkbook. _
        PivotCaches.Create(SourceType:=xlDatabase, SourceData:= _
        MyPivotsource, _
        Version:=xlPivotTableVersion15)
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