I do this so that additional rows of data can be added without having to update the range that the pivot table is looking at.(It is much better to create dynamic pivot table ranges though.) In the first example, my pivot table is pulling from the populated range and all my fields default to the sum function.Excel makes it just as easy to change which fields from the original data source are displayed in the table as it does originally adding them when a table is first created.In addition, you can instantly restructure the pivot table by dragging its existing fields to new positions on the table.I thought it would be helpful to show some of the mechanics of programming with pivot tables.One important part of this is referencing the various ranges within a pivot table by their special VBA range names (which are actually properties of the Pivot Table object).Here is some VBA code that can help you automate working with a slicer in Excel.Slicers, as you would know, are the latest introduction to Excel.
However, one draw-back can be that you can only refresh the Pivot Tables automatically by setting it refresh on open via the Pivot Table Options.
Source Field is the name of the column header of the field for which the slicer is being created.
Name, Caption, Top, Left, Width and Height are used to specify the other parts of the hierarchy.
Imagine a pivot table that shows the sales of a number of product categories in various regions.
We will first construct a slicer based on the “Region” field and then gradually move into carrying out other operations in it using VBA.