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I 've been recording a macro for pivot table and chart, but my code only runs to creating the pivot table(without inputting data). I'm wondering if it's the code problem or I need to add additional add-ins? Here below is my code, could you please help?

   ActiveWorkbook.PivotCaches.Add(SourceType:=xlDatabase, SourceData:= _
       "Sheet1!R4C1:R15C3").CreatePivotTable TableDestination:="[Book3]Sheet2!R12C5" _
       , TableName:="PivotTable", DefaultVersion:=xlPivotTableVersion10
   With ActiveSheet.PivotTables("PivotTable").PivotFields("Category")
       .Orientation = xlRowField
       .Position = 1
   End With
   ActiveSheet.PivotTables("PivotTable").AddDataField ActiveSheet.PivotTables( _
       "PivotTable").PivotFields("sum of Y"), "Sum of sum of Y", xlSum
   ActiveChart.SetSourceData Source:=Sheets("Sheet2").Range("E12")
   ActiveChart.Location Where:=xlLocationAsNewSheet
End Sub

Thanks a lot

Recording macros is always a good starting point, but as you've discovered, not always the end of the process - however, I'm not 100% clear what it was you wanted the macro to do - my GUESS would be that it would need to update the data range and refresh the data - which can be done with an existing chart, without the need to create it first - can you clarify what you wanted the macro to do?
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