Excel VBA: Dynamically update a Charts X-Axis Min, Max, & Unit Values

Mr_Jack_Storm

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I would profoundly appreciate assistance from anyone regarding dynamically updating the X-Axis value of an Excel Bar-Chart via EITHER in-sheet formulae OR via VBA-code.

I've unsuccessfully tried the following:

---Created a named-range on the 3 in-sheet cells (Q2, R2, & S2) which will always contain the occassionally updated values for:

  • X-Axis-Minimum,
  • X-Axis-Maximum, and
  • X-Axis-Major-Units.

Then typed the following formula into each of the respective /Format.Axis/Axis.Options dialog-interface data-boxes for all of those 3 variables...:


=MAIN!XMIN

=MAIN!XMAX

=MAIN!XUNITS



...respectively, where "MAIN" is the name I've assigned to Sheet1.

However, the dialog-interface data-boxes do not retain the formulas, but simply revert back to whatever data was previously in there.

Alternatively, I've tried to solve this via VBA using the following algorithm variations tied to an ActiveX-Control button named "ReCalibrateButton".

Please help me determine which of the following algorithm iterations is most efficient and closest to accurate; as well as what's missing or wrong and preventing it from working successfully:

(Algorithm #1)
==============================================================
Code:
Option Explicit
 
Private Sub ReCalibrateButton_Click()
    Dim wsChart As Chart
    Dim wsInput As Worksheet
 
    Set wsChart = EAMPVPMSChart
    Set wsInput = ThisWorkbook.Sheets("MAIN")
 
    With wsChart
        With .Axes(xlCategory)
            .MinimumScale = wsInput.Range("Q2").Value
            .MaximumScale = wsInput.Range("R2").Value                                      
            .MajorUnit = wsInput.Range("S2").Value
        End With
    End With
End Sub



==============================================================
When run, this algorithm unfortunately yields the following error= "Compile Error: Variable not defined"
==============================================================
What have i missed or done wrong within this algorithm?
==============================================================

(Algorithm #2)
==============================================================
Code:
Option Explicit
 
Private Sub ReCalibrateButton_Click()
   Dim objCht As ChartObject
   For Each objCht In ActiveSheet.ChartObjects
      With objCht.Chart
         ' Value (X) Axis
         With .Axes(xlCategory)
            .MinimumScale = ActiveSheet.Range("Q2").Value
            .MaximumScale = ActiveSheet.Range("R2").Value
            .MajorUnit = ActiveSheet.Range("S2").Value
         End With
      End With
   Next objCht
End Sub



==============================================================
When run, this algorithm unfortunately yields the following error= "Run-time error '-2147467259 (80004005)' Method 'MinimumScale' of object 'Axis' failed"
==============================================================
What have i missed or done wrong within this algorithm?
==============================================================

(Algorithm #3)
==============================================================
Code:
Option Explicit
 
Private Sub ReCalibrateButton_Click()
    Dim wsChart As Chart
    Dim wsInput As Worksheet
 
    Set wsChart = ThisWorksheet.Charts("EAMPVPMSChart")
    Set wsInput = ThisWorkbook.Sheets("MAIN")
 
    With wsChart
        With .Axes(xlCategory)
            .MinimumScale = wsInput.Range("Q2").Value
            .MaximumScale = wsInput.Range("R2").Value                                      
            .MajorUnit = wsInput.Range("S2").Value
        End With
    End With
End Sub



==============================================================
When run, this algorithm unfortunately yields the following
error= "Compile Error: Variable not defined"
==============================================================
What have i missed or done wrong within this algorithm?
==============================================================

(Algorithm #4)
==============================================================
Code:
Option Explicit
 
Private Sub ReCalibrateButton_Click()
 
    Dim wksCharts As Worksheet
    Dim oChrtObj As ChartObject
   
    Set wksCharts = Worksheets("MAIN")
   
    With wksCharts.ChartObjects("EAMPVPMSChart").Chart
                oChrtObj.Chart.Axes(xlCategory).MinimumScale = ActiveSheet.Range("Q2").Value
                oChrtObj.Chart.Axes(xlCategory).MaximumScale = ActiveSheet.Range("R2").Value
                oChrtObj.Chart.Axes(xlCategory).MaximumScale = ActiveSheet.Range("S2").Value
    End With
End Sub



==============================================================
When run, this algorithm unfortunately yields the following
error= "Run-time error '91': Object variable or With block variable not set"
==============================================================
What have i missed or done wrong within this algorithm?
==============================================================

(Algorithm #5)
==============================================================
Code:
Option Explicit
 
Private Sub ReCalibrateButton_Click()
ActiveSheet.ChartObjects("EAMPVPMSChart").Activate
    With Application.ActiveChart.Axes(xlCategory, xlPrimary)
                .MinimumScale = wsInput.Range("Q2").Value
                .MaximumScale = wsInput.Range("R2").Value
                .MajorUnit = wsInput.Range("S2").Value
    End With
End Sub



==============================================================
When run, this algorithm unfortunately yields the following
error= "Compile Error: Variable not defined"
==============================================================
What have i missed or done wrong within this algorithm?
==============================================================
 

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