I’ve been using VBA to generate pivot tables in Excel for a few years now, and I’ve found it to be a very powerful tool. I can use VBA to quickly and easily create pivot tables that summarize large amounts of data. I can also use VBA to update pivot tables as my data changes.

In this blog post, I’ll show you how I use VBA to generate pivot tables. I’ll start by explaining what pivot tables are and why they are useful. Then, I’ll show you how to create a pivot table using VBA. Finally, I’ll show you how to update a pivot table using VBA.

What are pivot tables?

Pivot tables are a powerful tool for summarizing and analyzing data. They allow you to quickly and easily see patterns and trends in your data. Pivot tables are often used in Excel to summarize sales data, customer data, and other types of data.

Why are pivot tables useful?

Pivot tables are useful because they allow you to:

  • Summarize large amounts of data quickly and easily
  • See patterns and trends in your data
  • Drill down into your data to see more detail
  • Create custom reports

How to create a pivot table using VBA

Sub CreatePivotTable()

'Declare variables
Dim ws As Worksheet
Dim pt As PivotTable
Dim rng As Range

'Set variables
Set ws = ThisWorkbook.Sheets("Sheet1")
Set rng = ws.Range("A1:D10")

'Create a new pivot table
Set pt = ws.PivotTables.Add(SourceData:=rng, TableDestination:=ws.Range("A11"))

'Add fields to the pivot table

'Update the pivot table

End Sub

This code will create a pivot table on Sheet1 of the current workbook. The pivot table will have the Product field in the rows, the Region field in the columns, and the Sales field in the values. The code will also update the pivot table so that the latest data is displayed.

How to update a pivot table using VBA

If your source data changes you will want the new pivot table to update itself. The following macro will help you to do that.

Sub UpdatePivotTable()

'Declare variables
Dim pt As PivotTable

'Set variables
Set pt = ThisWorkbook.Sheets("Sheet1").PivotTables("PivotTable1")

'Update the pivot table

End Sub```