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Author Topic: any excel pivot table experts out there?  (Read 4157 times)

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any excel pivot table experts out there?
« on: September 13, 2007, 04:03:21 PM »
I have a excel sheet that shows individual basketball players that gets updated daily to show win/loss record of that day, and the total win/loss record overall.  I'd like the table to automatically get sorted every day so that the person with the best winning percentage is on top.  How can I do this with pivot tables?  Whenever I try to make a pivot table, I can't get it do to this kind of automatic sorting.  I don't even know if this is possible with pivot tables or something else.  Thanks.  Here's a screenshot of the excel sheet.
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Re: any excel pivot table experts out there?
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2007, 04:25:13 PM »
Don't know the syntax correctly out of mind
but you can script Excel with VBA (Visual Basic for Application)

You can look for an script with an
"OnLoad"-action like:

With Worksheet
If Target <> "" Then
x1 = Selection.Row
y1 = Selection.Column
Columns("A:Z").Select
Selection.Sort Key1:=Range("A1"), Order1:=xlAscending, Header:=xlGuess, OrderCustom:=1, MatchCase:=False, Orientation:=xlTopToBottom
Cells(x1, y1).Select
End If
End With



Sorry, just an hint.

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Edit:
I have found some help and better code example with google:
http://pubs.logicale...PMArticle.asp?ID=302
http://www.anthony-v...om/vba/vbabasic2.htm

greeds
Stefan
« Last Edit: September 13, 2007, 04:50:20 PM by AbteriX »

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Re: any excel pivot table experts out there?
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2007, 04:37:26 PM »
ooo...I try to avoid VBA whenever possible.  It's always a big headache for me.

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Re: any excel pivot table experts out there?
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2007, 05:48:55 PM »
if you're building pivots manually, you can set the sort order and field in the layout options dialog (apologies if this isn't exactly correct - it's not something I use very often - but it'll get you started)

double click on the field header, then select advanced.

Set the sort order (descending?) and the field name (it will probably default to the 'active' column anyway).

you can force your pivot to refresh on open under the options dialog (or select TABLE OPTIONS from the pivot context menu) - last check box is refresh on open

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Re: any excel pivot table experts out there?
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2007, 06:20:29 PM »
Actually guys, I decided that this is something better suited for Access.  I'm going to try to create it in there.  Ugh...Access...so complex.

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Re: any excel pivot table experts out there?
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2010, 06:27:12 AM »
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« Last Edit: March 23, 2010, 06:28:50 AM by Curt »