Non-macro refresh button

philiplynch

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Hi, does anyone know a way to create a non-macro refresh button on a page. I have a table (I think it's a pivot), that takes data from anther table, but you have to right-click it and press Refresh Data, but I want to make a button on the sheet to do that.
 

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BobUmlas

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When the active cell is in the pivot table, the pivot table toolbar shows and it has a refresh button on it. Just click that; no need to right-click anything.
 
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Oaktree

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The "pivot table" and "external data" toolbars (view --> toolbars) both have buttons for "refresh data".

Or, if you don't want the whole toolbar, go to view --> toolbars --> customize, and in the "data" section of the "commands" page, there is a button for "refresh data". Just drag that button onto one of your existing toolbars.
 
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philiplynch

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Ok, I dont think I was totally clear, but thanks for all your help anyway. Basically I have an excel spreadsheet that I will be giving to other people, and I want there to be a REFRESH button or to make it automatically refresh the data. It has to be super easy.
 
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Oaktree

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Any way you slice it, you're probably looking at having to do some form of training.

You'd either have to give basic training for how to refresh pivot tables, give basic training about enabling macros, or give basic training about how to load an add-in. There really isn't a non-macro way to automatically load the toolbars for someone...
 
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