PivotCache.ADOConnection property (Excel)

Returns an ADO Connection object if the PivotTable cache is connected to an OLE DB data source. The ADOConnection property exposes the Microsoft Excel connection to the data provider, allowing the user to write code within the context of the same session that Excel is using with ADO (relational source) or ADO MD (OLAP source). Read-only.



expression A variable that represents a PivotCache object.


The ADOConnection property is available only for sessions with an OLE DB data source. When there is no ADO session, the query will result in a run-time error.

The ADOConnection property can be used for any OLE DB-based cache with ADO. The ADO Connection object can be used with ADO MD for finding information about OLAP cubes on which the cache is based.


This example sets an ADO DB Connection object to the ADOConnection property of the PivotTable cache. The example assumes that a PivotTable report exists on the active worksheet.

Sub UseADOConnection() 
 Dim ptOne As PivotTable 
 Dim cmdOne As New ADODB.Command 
 Dim cfOne As CubeField 
 Set ptOne = Sheet1.PivotTables(1) 
 ptOne.PivotCache.MaintainConnection = True 
 Set cmdOne.ActiveConnection = ptOne.PivotCache.ADOConnection 
 ' Create a set. 
 cmdOne.CommandText = "Create Set [Warehouse].[My Set] as '{[Product].[All Products].Children}'" 
 cmdOne.CommandType = adCmdUnknown 
 ' Add a set to the CubeField. 
 Set cfOne = ptOne.CubeFields.AddSet("My Set", "My Set") 
End Sub

This example adds a calculated member, assuming that a PivotTable report exists on the active worksheet.

Sub AddMember() 
 Dim cmd As New ADODB.Command 
 If Not ActiveSheet.PivotTables(1).PivotCache.IsConnected Then 
 End If 
 Set cmd.ActiveConnection = ActiveSheet.PivotTables(1).PivotCache.ADOConnection 
 ' Add a calculated member. 
 cmd.CommandText = "CREATE MEMBER [Warehouse].[Product].[All Products].[Drink and Non-Consumable] AS '[Product].[All Products].[Drink] + [Product].[All Products].[Non-Consumable]'" 
 cmd.CommandType = adCmdUnknown 
End Sub

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