How to delete a pivot table in vba

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How to delete a pivot table in vba
Learn how to delete a pivot table using Visual Basic for Applications. (background with binary data image by Pedro Nogueira from

A pivot table is used to summarise data and is commonly used in spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel. Visual Basic for Applications is a computer programming language developed by Microsoft and used to automate routine tasks in Microsoft Office applications. You may need to write VBA code to delete pivot tables if you have a workbook with a lot of worksheets and you need to manually delete them. In a few steps you may write VBA code to delete a pivot table.

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  1. 1

    Start Microsoft Office Excel and type "Columns" in "A1", "Data" in "B1", "Field" in "A2", "12" in "B2", "Field2" in "A3", and "13" in "B3".

    Click "A1", press "Ctrl" and "A," click the "Insert" menu and select "PivotTable." Click "OK."

  2. 2

    Check the boxes next to "Columns" and "Data."

    Select the "Developer" tab, then click "Visual Basic." Click the "Insert" menu and select "Module."

  3. 3

    Copy and paste the code below into your new module to delete the pivot table you have just created.

    Private Sub deletePivotTable()

    Dim Ptbl As PivotTable
    Dim wrkSheet As Worksheet
         For Each wrkSheet In ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets
         For Each Ptbl In wrkSheet.PivotTables
            Selection.Delete Shift:=xlToLeft
            Exit Sub
        Next Ptbl
    Next wrkSheet

    End Sub

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