Protect sheet and disable manual edits to pivot table but allow Slicers

ardykav

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  1. 365
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  1. Windows
Not sure if this is possible but what i want to do is as follows:
Unprotect sheet, refresh data on pivot table on sheet, filter out 3 items and then protect sheet.
However after the sheet is protected I want it to be editeable by a Slicer but the user cannot manually override any data in the pivot table.

VBA Code:
Sub Protectandset()

    Dim DialogMsg As Integer
    Dim wb As Workbook
    Dim ms As Worksheet
    Dim st As Worksheet
 
       
     
    
    Set wb = ActiveWorkbook
    Set st = wb.Sheets("Source")
    Set ms = wb.Sheets("Summary")
    'emptyvalue = ""
    ms.Unprotect ("password123")
     Range("B4").Select
    ActiveSheet.PivotTables("PivotTable1").PivotCache.Refresh
    ActiveSheet.PivotTables("PivotTable1").PivotFields("Production Order Number"). _
        ClearAllFilters
    With ActiveSheet.PivotTables("PivotTable1").PivotFields( _
        "Production Order Number")
        .PivotItems("").Visible = False
        .PivotItems("(blank)").Visible = False
        .PivotItems("Break").Visible = False
        
    End With
  '  st.Unprotect ("password123")
 
    ms.Protect ("password123")
  '  End If
End Sub
 

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ardykav

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I did my own workaround where I made the Pivot table tab very hidden and then made a mirror tab with formulas of it and locked that down and moved the slicer over.
 

liamlarmour

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I did my own workaround where I made the Pivot table tab very hidden and then made a mirror tab with formulas of it and locked that down and moved the slicer over.
Hi, just wondering if you've had any further luck with this one? I've a similar issue but because the pivot won't filter in new items on the row fields, the slicer won't update to show them or filter out 'blank'.
 

ardykav

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Office Version
  1. 365
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Yes I did mate, I used this code, might be a bit of unncessary in it but does the job. The allowusing pivot tables true bit if the important part
VBA Code:
Sub Allowupdate()
Dim ms As Worksheet
 Dim xpt As PivotTable
Set ms = Sheets("Sheet1")
ms.Unprotect ("12345")
ActiveWorkbook.RefreshAll
With ActiveSheet
        .Protect UserInterFaceOnly:=True
        For Each xpt In .PivotTables
            xpt.RefreshTable
        Next xpt
    End With
ms.Protect ("12345"), AllowUsingPivotTables:=True

End Sub
 

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