Microsoft KB Archive/171076
Article ID: 171076
Article Last Modified on 11/23/2006
- Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q171076
In Microsoft Excel 97, if you run a Visual Basic for Applications macro that formats a chart, you may receive the following error message:
Note that the same macro works correctly in earlier versions of Microsoft Excel.
This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:
You are using a line of code similar to the following to move a series from the primary y axis to the secondary y axis:
ActiveChart.SeriesCollection(3).AxisGroup = 2
- Only one series in the chart is assigned to the primary y axis. For example, if a chart has three series, one of the series is assigned to the primary y axis. The other two series are assigned to the secondary y axis.
Note that it does not matter that the series you are moving is already assigned to the secondary y axis.
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To prevent this problem from occurring, modify the Visual Basic code so that it resembles the following:
' Disable macro error messages. On Error Resume Next ' Move the 3rd series to the secondary y axis. ActiveChart.SeriesCollection(3).AxisGroup = 2 ' Resume normal error handling. On Error GoTo 0
NOTE: The "On Error" lines prevent the error from occurring.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.
In earlier versions of Microsoft Excel, it is possible for all of the series in a chart to be assigned to the secondary y axis. In Microsoft Excel 97, this is not possible. If you attempt to move the last series that uses the primary y axis to the secondary y axis, you receive an error message and the macro halts.
Because of a problem in the code that determines whether a series may be moved to the secondary y axis, you receive an error message even if the series in question is already assigned to the secondary y axis.
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