Chart plotting crashes macro when used on different computers


New Member
Jul 20, 2010

I have written a program that works on my desktop computer, running a macro through all the worksheets and creating a chart on each one containg two series, on from columns A and B and the second from columns A and C, then moving onto the next spreadsheet. However, when I try to run it on my laptop it runs through the first spreadsheet fine but then crashes when it tries to plot the graph in the second one, and I can't work out why. Both computers have Excel 2007, and I have uninstalled and reinstalled the version on the laptop to check, but it still keeps coming up with this problem. I don't know if it's helpful, but I tried to plot the second graph 'manually' and it came up with the error 'Some chart types cannot be combined with different chart types. Select a different chart type'. I've included my code below.

Thanks for any help!

 Dim rngXData As Range
    Dim rngYData As Range
    Dim rngYData2 As Range
    Dim NumRows As Long
    Set rngXData = Range("A5", Cells(Rows.Count, 1).End(xlUp))
    Set rngYData = rngXData.Offset(0, 1)
    Set rngYData2 = rngXData.Offset(0, 2)
    With ActiveSheet.Shapes.AddChart.Chart
        Do While .SeriesCollection.Count > 0
            ' remove any series added automatically
        With .SeriesCollection.NewSeries
            .Values = rngYData
            .XValues = rngXData
            .Name = "='" & ActiveSheet.Name & "'!" & rngYData.Offset(-1, 0).Cells(1, 1).Address
        End With
        With .SeriesCollection.NewSeries
            .Values = rngYData2
            .XValues = rngXData
            .Name = "='" & ActiveSheet.Name & "'!" & rngYData.Offset(-2, 0).Cells(2, 2).Address
        End With
        .ChartType = xlXYScatterSmoothNoMarkers
    End With

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New Member
Jul 20, 2010
Hi, just to let anyone who reads this thread know that the problem occurred due to the fact I was naming my spreadsheets as the name of the .txt file I was importing. Although there was no problem doing this on my desktop computer, the '.' in the name of the .txt file was causing the macro to crash when calling up an embedded chart in teh spreadsheet for some reason. Both the versions of excel were 2007 running visual basics 6.5, but the laptop used version 1020 whilst the desktop used 1053, which is the only difference I could see between the two. Hope this helps anyone else who has a similar problem!

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