Changing chartobject name VBA

dualhcsniatpac

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Is there anyway that I can rename a chart object through VBA so it is easier to refer to them instead of "Chart1" and so on. Im guessing it is something you do when creating the chart.

Code:
ActiveSheet.ChartObjects("Chart 1")
 

dualhcsniatpac

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So when I am in the process of writing my chart in VBA, for example 1 sheet has 4 charts, they will all use ChartObjects(1)??? Or will it change??

Thank you for the help Mike!
 

ddadmin2009

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Hi, Use the below for your requirement.

Dim sChtName As String
' unique name for chart object
sChtName = format(now,"yymmdd_hhmmss")
activesheet.chartobjects(activesheet.chartobjects.count).name = sChtname

Now you can reference the chart object using

ActiveSheet.ChartObjects(sChtname)

instead of

ActiveSheet.ChartObjects("Chart 1")
 

Richard Schollar

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So when I am in the process of writing my chart in VBA, for example 1 sheet has 4 charts, they will all use ChartObjects(1)??? Or will it change??

Thank you for the help Mike!
Each will use a different chart object so you will have ChartObjects(1),ChartObjects(2),ChartObjects(3),ChartObjects(4) on your sheet.
 

RoryA

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When you are creating the chart in code, you can set the Name property of the chartobject using something like:
Code:
Dim cht as chart
set cht = charts.add
' various chart code
cht.Parent.Name = "your chartobject name here"
 

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