PropertyParentField Property [Excel 2003 VBA Language Reference]

Returns a PivotField object representing the field to which the properties in this field pertain.


expression Required. An expression that returns a PivotField object.


Valid only for fields that are member property fields.

If the IsMemberProperty property is False, using the PropertyParentField property will return a run-time error.


This example determines if there are member properties in the fourth field and, if there are, which fields the properties pertain to. Depending on the findings, Excel notifies the user. This example assumes that a PivotTable exists on the active worksheet and that it is based on an Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) data source.

Sub CheckParentField()

    Dim pvtTable As PivotTable
    Dim pvtField As PivotField

    Set pvtTable = ActiveSheet.PivotTables(1)
    Set pvtField = pvtTable.PivotFields(4)

    ' Check for member properties and notify user.
    If pvtField.IsMemberProperty = False Then
        MsgBox "No member properties present."
        MsgBox "The parent field of the members is: " & _
    End If

End Sub

Applies to | PivotField Object