PivotField.SourceName property (Excel)

Returns a String value that represents the specified object's name as it appears in the original source data for the specified PivotTable report.



expression A variable that represents a PivotField object.


The value of this property might be different from the current item name if the user renamed the item after creating the PivotTable report.

The following table shows example values of the SourceName property and related properties, given an OLAP data source with the unique name "[Europe].[France].[Paris]" and a non-OLAP data source with the item name "Paris".

Property Value (OLAP data source) Value (non-OLAP data source)
Caption Paris Paris
Name [Europe].[France].[Paris]  (read-only) Paris
SourceName [Europe].[France].[Paris]  (read-only) Same as the SQL property value (read-only)
Value [Europe].[France].[Paris]  (read-only) Paris

When specifying an index into the PivotItems collection, you can use the syntax shown in the following table.

Syntax (OLAP data source) Syntax (non-OLAP data source)
expression.PivotItems("[Europe].[France].[Paris]") expression.PivotItems("Paris")

When using the Item property to reference a specific member of a collection, you can use the text index names, as shown in the following table.

Name (OLAP data source) Name (non-OLAP data source)
[Europe].[France].[Paris] Paris

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