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Excel may repeatedly update any query tables when you change any cell or refresh a query table
Article ID: 287103 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q287103
If you change any cell or refresh a query table in a Microsoft Office Excel workbook, Excel may repeatedly refresh any query tables in the workbook without stopping.
This behavior can occur if you have a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro that refreshes query tables when a Change event occurs. Refreshing the query table triggers another Change event, which causes the macro to start again. The following sample macro causes this behavior to occur.
This sample macro refreshes the query table that intersects cell A2 on Sheet1 when a change is made to the worksheet.
To stop the repeated refreshing of the query table, press the ESC key.
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To work around this issue, change your macro code so that the QueryTable does not trigger a change event by disabling events before refreshing the QueryTable.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.