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    Dynamically sort a pivot table

    Sorry, this is going to get wordy.

    I am trying to figure out if there is some VBA code to sort Pivot tables based on the selection of a drop down. I basically want to sort the pivot table largest to smallest on the column that corresponds to that month. I.e. a user selects May from the drop down I would like to sort the PT on “Sum of YTD Billings May (USD)” [it will always be “Sum of YTD Billings “&left(month,3)&” (USD)”.

    I would like it to simulate right clicking on $AQ$6 and selecting [sort>sort largest to smallest].

    The absolute reference will not move so Jan-Dec will always be AM6-AX6 if that makes this easier.
    I can conceptually figure out how to get myself to the cell:
    I can just hlookup $AM$3-$AX$6 for “sum of YTD billings “&left(dropdown,3)”&” (USD) then offset 3,0.
    Or start at the anchor of $AM$3 and offset 3,(a lookup value for the month Jan=1, Feb=2, etc…).

    The attached workbook is the general idea. It’s all dummy data but the column names and sheet names are the same. I have working formulas everywhere else, I was just hoping to get able to get the PT’s to sort for me for some dynamic changes made easy

    Any help would be amazing

    VBA to sort PT by columns.xlsx

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    Re: Dynamically sort a pivot table

    Hi smls,

    Here is your workbook.

    smls - VBA to sort PT by columns.xlsm

    I have taken the liberty of making one change to your Pivot Table. Instead of having the words "Sum of YTD Billings Jan (USD)" etc. for each column, they now read "January", February" etc. which matches your months list. It also looks far more pleasing.

    Attached to the Agency 1 sheet is an event macro which calls the PivotSort macro shown below when you make a change to Cell G3.

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    I hope this helps, please let me know!

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    David


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    Re: Dynamically sort a pivot table

    David,

    Thank you so much for the response. I haven't gotten a chance to try it out yet in the real workbook, been so swamped with new requests that I was only able to get a look at it in the dummy file. I hate when people don't reply or mark a thread as solved so I wanted to let you know that I will let you know if it works as soon as I can get it into the workbook and try it out.

    Thanks again,
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    Re: Dynamically sort a pivot table

    You're welcome Lewis - please let me know when you get your head above!

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    Re: Dynamically sort a pivot table

    David,

    So I have had some time to mess around with it. First off it is exactly what I was looking for and it works great in the dummy book so thank you so much for that.
    I was able to drop the module in, my bad, getting an error in the module at for out of range
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    I looked through it and can't see the error. I made sure the PT name was PivotTable1, I made sure the month drop down was in the right cell. The sheet names match.
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    Re: Dynamically sort a pivot table

    Got it, totally my bad, brain was slow, had a dyslexic moment and transposed some letters but read it correctly for like 20 min. After I retyped everything it worked.

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    You're welcome. Pleased you're pleased. Thanks for the encouraging comment on the Rep.

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    Re: Dynamically sort a pivot table

    Quote Originally Posted by David A Coop View Post
    You're welcome. Pleased you're pleased. Thanks for the encouraging comment on the Rep.

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    David, not sure if you will get this message, but I am looking to use your VBA above for the same thing, but I have a field in the Columns Section of my pivot table relating to Month/Year. How can you sort by a column dynamically (so you can select the date from a drop down box), and it sorts it based on the month/year which is listed as a column?

    Hope you get this message, but see you are an active poster. Thanks

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    Re: Dynamically sort a pivot table

    Hi SusanE,

    I don't think I can help without seeing a mock up of your excel workbook. I can't visualise what you are trying to achieve from what you have described.

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    Re: Dynamically sort a pivot table

    Hi all,
    I'm trying to copy this code into my workbook but, I'd like to keep the selection cell on the sheet with the pivot table. Is that possible?
    Thanks!

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    Re: Dynamically sort a pivot table

    Quote Originally Posted by cecarter74 View Post
    Hi all,
    I'm trying to copy this code into my workbook but, I'd like to keep the selection cell on the sheet with the pivot table. Is that possible?
    Thanks!
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