# Formula related procedures in class PivotItem (Excel VBA)

This page presents procedures from class PivotItem related to the theme Formula: Formula and StandardFormula

## Formula

Returns or sets a String value that represents the object's formula in A1-style notation and in the language of the macro.

This property is not available for OLAP data sources. If the cell contains a constant, this property returns the constant. If the cell is empty, this property returns an empty string. If the cell contains a formula, the Formula property returns the formula as a string in the same format that would be displayed in the formula bar (including the equal sign). If you set the value or formula of a cell to a date, Microsoft Excel checks to see whether that cell is already formatted with one of the date or time number formats. If not, Microsoft Excel changes the number format to the default short date number format. If the range is a one- or two-dimensional range, you can set the formula to a Visual Basic array of the same dimensions. Similarly, you can put the formula into a Visual Basic array. Setting the formula for a multiple-cell range fills all cells in the range with the formula.

```
ActiveCell.PivotItem.Formula =
```

## StandardFormula

Returns or sets a String specifying formulas with standard English (United States) formatting.

The StandardFormula property primarily affects item names with date or number formatting. It provides a way to specify or query a formula for a given calculated item. The StandardFormula property is "international-friendly" whereas the Formula property is not.

```
ActiveCell.PivotItem.StandardFormula = "Decimals + 10"
```