ServerBased Property [Excel 2003 VBA Language Reference]

True if the data source for the specified PivotTable report is external and only the items matching the page field selection are retrieved. Read/write Boolean.

This property doesn't apply to OLAP data sources and is always False.

When this property is True, only records in the database that match the selected page field item are retrieved. From then on, whenever the user changes the page field selection, the newly selected page field item is passed to the query as a parameter, and the cache is refreshed.

This property cannot be set if any of the following conditions are true:

  • The field is grouped.
  • The data source isn't external.
  • The cache is shared by two or more PivotTable reports.
  • The field is a data type that cannot be server based (a memo field or an OLE object).


This example lists all the server-based page fields.

For Each fld in ActiveSheet.PivotTables(1).PageFields
    If fld.ServerBased = True Then
        r = r + 1
        Worksheets(2).Cells(r, 1).Value = fld.Name
    End If

Applies to | PivotField Object