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Hello Mr. Ogilvy -

I am using Excel 2010 and creating a pivot table using VBA.  Within the pivot table, I have the following code:

       ActiveWorkbook.PivotCaches.Create(SourceType:=xlDatabase, SourceData:= _
         Rpt_Data_Range_Name, Version:=xlPivotTableVersion14).CreatePivotTable _
         TableDestination:=PTable_Placement, TableName:=PTable_Name, _
       With ActiveSheet.PivotTables(PTable_Name).PivotFields(Mgr_Label)
         .Orientation = xlRowField
         .Position = 1
       End With
       ActiveSheet.PivotTables(PTable_Name).AddDataField ActiveSheet.PivotTables(PTable_Name).PivotFields(EE_Label), _
         "Count of " & EE_Label, xlCount
       With ActiveSheet.PivotTables(PTable_Name).PivotFields("Count of " & EE_Label)
         .Caption = "EE Count"
       End With
       ActiveSheet.PivotTables(PTable_Name).AddDataField ActiveSheet.PivotTables(PTable_Name).PivotFields(BY_Label), _
         "Sum of " & BY_Label, xlSum
       With ActiveSheet.PivotTables(PTable_Name).PivotFields("Sum of " & BY_Label)
         .Caption = BY_Label & " Compl Rate"
         .Function = xlAverage
         .NumberFormat = "0%"
       End With
       ActiveSheet.PivotTables(PTable_Name).AddDataField ActiveSheet.PivotTables(PTable_Name).PivotFields(MY_Label), _
         "Sum of " & MY_Label, xlSum
       With ActiveSheet.PivotTables(PTable_Name).PivotFields("Sum of " & MY_Label)
         .Caption = MY_Label & " Compl Rate"
         .Function = xlAverage
         .NumberFormat = "0%"
       End With
       ActiveSheet.PivotTables(PTable_Name).AddDataField ActiveSheet.PivotTables(PTable_Name).PivotFields(MYU_Label), _
         "Sum of " & MYU_Label, xlSum
       With ActiveSheet.PivotTables(PTable_Name).PivotFields("Sum of " & MYU_Label)
         .Caption = MYU_Label & " Compl Rate"
         .Function = xlAverage
         .NumberFormat = "0%"
       End With
       ActiveSheet.PivotTables(PTable_Name).AddDataField ActiveSheet.PivotTables(PTable_Name).PivotFields(EY_Label), _
         "Sum of " & EY_Label, xlSum
       With ActiveSheet.PivotTables(PTable_Name).PivotFields("Sum of " & EY_Label)
         .Caption = EY_Label & " Compl Rate"
         .Function = xlAverage
         .NumberFormat = "0%"
       End With
       With ActiveSheet.PivotTables(PTable_Name).PivotFields(Div_Label)
         .Orientation = xlPageField
         .Position = 1
       End With
       With ActiveSheet.PivotTables(PTable_Name).PivotFields(Loc_Label)
         .Orientation = xlPageField
         .Position = 1
       End With

I would like the end result to be a pivot table containing 6 columns, but each one having a filter:  Manager, Employee Count, Avg of BY (value = 0 or 1 depending on completion of a task), Avg of MY, Avg of MYU, Avg of EY, with a couple of page filters for Division and Location.

I assume that the use of "adddatafield" is preventing the BY column from having a filter available.  How can I overcome this?

I have a sample data workbook available if it would help.


You can send the workbook to

Make sure it has some sample data in it that can be used to create the pivottable - in otherwords, if I run the macro it should create the same pivottable you are looking at and then I can see what problem you are describing.  

Tom Ogilvy  
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