Error:"Unable to Set Visible Property PivotItem class"

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When you run a recorded Visual Basic, Applications Edition, macro to set up a pivot table in which discontiguous items are hidden in the PivotTable Field dialog box, you may receive the following error message:
Unable to set the Visible property of the PivotItem class


Only contiguous items in a PivotTable Field can be hidden.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Excel for Windows version 5.0c.


To work around this problem, remove or disable (use an apostrophe to comment out) the line or lines that set the visible property of discontiguous items in the field to False; removing or disabling this line will allow your macro to run successfully.

For example, in the following code, you would comment out the fourth line down to disable the code that causes the error:
   With ActiveSheet.PivotTables("PivotTable1").PivotFields("field1")
        .PivotItems("1").Visible = False
        .PivotItems("2").Visible = False
       '.PivotItems("7").Visible = False
   End With


Article ID: 114822 - Last Review: October 11, 2006 - Revision: 1.3
  • Microsoft Excel 5.0 Standard Edition
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