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How to: Move a Pivot Table

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To move a PivotTable report, use the PivotTable.MoveTo method. You can place a pivot table in another location in the existing worksheet or move it to a new worksheet.


If a cell range where you wish to place your report is a regular range containing data, it will be overwritten without warning. But if the destination cell range contains a pivot table or table, the System.InvalidOperationException will be thrown since the pivot table cannot overlap another table or a PivotTable report.

Move a Pivot Table to Another Location in the Existing Worksheet

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Dim worksheet As Worksheet = workbook.Worksheets("Report1")
workbook.Worksheets.ActiveWorksheet = worksheet
worksheet.Columns("A").WidthInCharacters = 40

' Change the pivot table location.
' Refresh the pivot table.

Move a Pivot Table to a New Worksheet

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Dim worksheet As Worksheet = workbook.Worksheets("Report1")

' Create a new worksheet.
Dim targetWorksheet As Worksheet = workbook.Worksheets.Add()

' Access the pivot table by its name in the collection
' and move it to the new worksheet.
' Refresh the pivot table.

workbook.Worksheets.ActiveWorksheet = targetWorksheet