PivotTable.PreserveFormatting Property (Excel)

True if formatting is preserved when the report is refreshed or recalculated by operations such as pivoting, sorting, or changing page field items.For query tables, this property is True if any formatting common to the first five rows of data are applied to new rows of data in the query table. Unused cells aren't formatted. The property is False if the last AutoFormat applied to the query table is applied to new rows of data. The default value is True .


expression. PreserveFormatting

expression A variable that represents a PivotTable object.


For database query tables, the default formatting setting is xlSimple .

The new AutoFormat style is applied to the query table when the table is refreshed. The AutoFormat is reset to None whenever PreserveFormatting is set to False . As a result, any AutoFormat that's set before PreserveFormatting is set to False and before the query table is refreshed doesn't take effect, and the resulting query table has no formatting applied to it.


This example preserves the formatting of the first PivotTable report on worksheet one.

Worksheets(1).PivotTables("Pivot1").PreserveFormatting = True

This example demonstrates how setting PreserveFormatting to False causes the AutoFormat to be set to xlRangeAutoFormatNone instead of the specified xlRangeAutoFormatColor1 format.

With Workbooks(1).Worksheets(1).QueryTables(1) 
 .Range.AutoFormat = xlRangeAutoFormatColor1 
 .PreserveFormatting = False 
End With

See also

PivotTable Object