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SourceConnectionFile Property [Excel 2003 VBA Language Reference]

Office 2003

Returns or sets a String indicating the Microsoft Office Data Connection file or similar file that was used to create the PivotTable. Read/write.


expression Required. An expression that returns one of the objects in the Applies To list.


This example determines if a connection exists for the PivotTable cache and, if there is a connection, displays the file name. If no connection exists, the code handles the run-time error and notifies the user. This example assumes a PivotTable exists on the active worksheet.

Sub CheckSourceConnection()

    Dim pvtCache As PivotCache

    Set pvtCache = Application.ActiveWorkbook.PivotCaches.Item(1)

    On Error GoTo No_Connection

    MsgBox "The source connection is: " & pvtCache.SourceConnectionFile
    Exit Sub

    MsgBox "PivotCache source can not be determined."

End Sub