Turn Off Pivot Table Autofit Column Width On Update Setting

VBA To Turn Off AutoFit Column Width For All Pivot Tables

What This VBA Code Does

If you live dangerously and have multiple Pivot Tables sporadically on a single sheet (I’ve dabbled a few times…), you may have noticed whenever you refresh your Pivots, the column widths can get screwed up. This is because by default Excel will autofit the column width specifically for the Active Pivot Table you refreshed (ignoring width requirements of all other Pivot Tables). This consequently can make data in your other Pivot Tables appear in the dreaded “###” format!

After constantly having to go through and re-adjust my column widths in a particular file of mine, the decision was made that I needed to turn off the Pivot Table setting called “Autofit column widths on update”. Now I didn’t want to go through and manually change this setting for all my pivot tables, so I quickly whipped up a VBA macro to do it for me!

VBA Code:

This VBA code will cycle through each Pivot Table on the currently ActiveSheet and uncheck the Autofit column widths on update setting.

Sub TurnAutoFitOff_PivotTables()
'PURPOSE: Turn off Autofit Column Width On Update Setting for every Pivot Table
'SOURCE: www.TheSpreadsheetGuru.com/the-code-vault

Dim pvt As PivotTable

For Each pvt In ActiveSheet.PivotTables
  pvt.HasAutoFormat = False
Next pvt

End Sub

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