How to show or hide categories on an Excel Pie chart using VBA


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May 8, 2018
I've spent hours researching this question with no results and the Excel object model posted in MSDN has not been any help. I have an Excel spreadsheet with a prebuilt pie chart that is opened by Access and manipulated via VBA. The data to be displayed is populated and the resulting chart is used in an Access report. I did not build the original spreadsheet but I've modified it for my own use. A user pointed out that one of the categories was missing. Right-clicking on the chart and clicking on "select data" brings up the "Select Data Source" dialog box. The categories are listed on the right-hand side. Several were unchecked. I've manually selected them all and now the chart is correct.

The question is: I might want to unselect and (more importantly) re-select one of these categories using VBA code. Can this be done and if so, how? Just point me in the right direction and I'll figure out the rest.

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