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vba – Excel macro for pivot table creation runs fine on Windows, not on Mac

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment


I have a macro that runs great in Win but not a Mac.

Error on mac is:

“Run time error ‘5’; Invalid procedure call or argument”

Statement flagged on Mac (the 1st and 2nd physical lines below are actually on 1 line, as are 3rd and 4th, so no need for underscore):

SourceData:=Selection.CurrentRegion.Address, Version:=6). _
    CreatePivotTable TableDestination:="", TableName:="PivotTable1", 

Is there anything in that statement not supported on the Mac?

Windows environment:

  • OS: Win 7 Professional
  • Excel: MS Office 365 ProPlus, version 1708

Mac environment:

  • MacOS: version 10.13.3
  • Excel: 15.33

I can post the entire macro if necessary. Thought I’d start with just seeing if some obvious function/object isn’t supported on the MacOS version of Excel. Thanks.

How to&Answers:

This error can be caused by not having the proper references enabled/disabled in your project.

Go into the Visual Basic portion, click Tools (top left of the window) and then click References. Remove all MISSING: references and re-run.

Note: I’m still pretty new to VBA, this has been how I’ve fixed the exact same error along with what I’ve found from a quick search of the error