Auto-populate slicer with hovering cursor

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Auto-populate slicer with hovering cursor

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Is it possible to auto-populate a slicer based on a hovering cursor over a Pivot Chart item?

I have attached a sample workbook.
el_Slicer_PivotChart.xlsx
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Re: Auto-populate slicer with hovering cursor

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The MouseMove event of a chart only fires after the user has clicked on the chart, not when the user simply moves the mouse over the chart without having clicked on it. That is probably not what you wanted...
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Hans,

The MouseMove event may be an option. I can select the "Expense by Account" chart' category using VBA with "ActiveChart.Axes(xlCategory).Select". How would I capture the appropriate account "Fruit" having clicked on it? If I hover over the object, a bubble displays "Fruit (Account) Category: Fruit".

Perhaps there is an alternative method.
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If you want to capture clicking on a chart element, you can use the MouseDown (or MouseUp) event. Would that be OK?
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Hans,

MouseDown or MouseUp event would be fine.
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Here is an example. Click on one of the data points in the upper chart to select the corresponding slicer element.
The workbook is now a .xlsm

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Hans,

Your suggestion works based on hard coding the Case # on Arg2.

Is it possible to change the code to use a "collection" based on Arg2's Name ie the data point clicked upon? I'm thinking down the road a bit as the Data table expands and not manually updating the code each time for new data points.
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It's complicated because the slicer items are not in the same order as the row labels of the pivot table...
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Try changing the EventChart_MouseUp event procedure in the class module to

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Private Sub EventChart_MouseUp(ByVal Button As Long, ByVal Shift As Long, ByVal x As Long, ByVal y As Long)
    Dim ElementID As Long
    Dim Arg1 As Long
    Dim Arg2 As Long
    Dim XVals()
    Dim SItm As SlicerItem
    XVals = EventChart.SeriesCollection(1).XValues
    Call EventChart.GetChartElement(x, y, ElementID, Arg1, Arg2)
    With ActiveWorkbook.SlicerCaches("Slicer_Account")
        .SlicerItems(XVals(Arg2)).Selected = True
        For Each SItm In .SlicerItems
            If SItm.Caption <> XVals(Arg2) Then
                SItm.Selected = False
            End If
        Next SItm
    End With
End Sub
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Hans,

Your suggestion worked perfectly. I have attached the file with the latest code modifications for those interested.

Many thanks!
el_Slicer_PivotChart.xlsm
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That was interesting. I originally thought it couldn't be done, but with a bit of online research and experimenting, it came together.
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