EnableItemSelection Property [Excel 2003 VBA Language Reference]

When set to False, disables the ability to use the field dropdown in the user interface. The default value is True. Read/write Boolean.


expression Required. An expression that returns a PivotField object.


A run-time error will occur if the OLAP PivotTable field is not the highest level for the hierarchy.


This example determines the setting for selecting items using the field dropdown and enables the feature, if necessary. The example assumes a PivotTable exists on the active worksheet.

Sub UseEnableItemSelection()

    Dim pvtTable As PivotTable
    Dim pvtField As PivotField

    Set pvtTable = ActiveSheet.PivotTables(1)
    Set pvtField = pvtTable.RowFields(1)

    ' Determine setting for property and enable if necessary.
    If pvtField.EnableItemSelection = False Then
        pvtField.EnableItemSelection = True
        MsgBox "Item selection enabled for fields."
        MsgBox "Item selection is already enabled for fields."
    End If

End Sub

Applies to | PivotField Object