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Updating pivot field based on cell value

Last Modified: 2019-12-02
I am trying to update a pivot field based on a cell value and having a button run the macro. Here is what I have so far:

Sub Updatedate()

Application.ScreenUpdating = False

Dim pt As PivotTable
Dim field As PivotField
Dim NewCat As String

Set pt = Worksheets("Daily Call Stats").PivotTables("PivotTable1")
Set field = pt.PivotFields("Start Date")
NewCat = Worksheets("Daily Call Stats").Range("B1").Value

With pt
field.CurrentPage = NewCat
End With

Application.ScreenUpdating = True
MsgBox ("The call volume report has been updated")

End Sub

I am getting an error message on this line:

field.CurrentPage = NewCat

This worked in the past when it was triggered by a change in the cell. However, anytime I touched the cell the sheet would freeze. So, I am trying to move it to change at the click of a button. Once I made the change over it stopped working.
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