Pivot Table Slicers - Limit selection RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a pivot table and would like to limit the slicer selection to one or two items. The slicer has one field with 100+ items.

    ie/ "Car Number" is the field

    Is there a VBA code for this in Excel 2016? 

    Thank you in advance.

    Saturday, November 11, 2017 12:55 AM

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    Monday, November 13, 2017 5:29 AM
  • Hi Cai Ty,

    A slicer is a SlicerCache object, and I did not find a property or event could limit the selection item amount directly.

    Since the sheet content will be changed once selecting the items in slicer, as a workaround, I would suggest you use WorkSheet_Change event to catch the selecting action. We could use a global array to record current selected items name and then check the SlicerCache.VisibleSlicerItems.Count.

    If the visible items count<=2, we need to reset the array. 

    If the visible items count>2, iterate through the visible items and check the item name if exist in the array. If the item name is not in the array, set the item's Selected Property false.

    Here is the example code, please try to adjust it for yourself.

    Dim arr(1 To 2) As String
    Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    Dim slc As SlicerCache
    Set slc = ActiveWorkbook.SlicerCaches("Slicer_Name")
    If slc.VisibleSlicerItems.Count > 2 Then
        For Each itm In slc.VisibleSlicerItems
        If (Not itm.Name = arr(1)) And (Not itm.Name = arr(2)) Then
        itm.Selected = False
        End If
        Next itm
    ElseIf slc.VisibleSlicerItems.Count <= 2 Then
    For i = 1 To 2
    On Error Resume Next
    arr(i) = ""
    arr(i) = slc.VisibleSlicerItems(i).Name
    Next i
    End If
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
    End Sub

    Best Regards,


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    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 8:32 AM