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Range.ShowDetail property

Table of contents
  1. Syntax
  2. Remarks
  3. Example

True if the outline is expanded for the specified range (so that the detail of the column or row is visible). The specified range must be a single summary column or row in an outline. Read/write Variant.

For the PivotItem object (or the Range object if the range is in a PivotTable report), this property is set to True if the item is showing detail.



expression A variable that represents a Range object.


This property isn't available for OLAP data sources.

If the specified range isn't in a PivotTable report, the following statements are true:

  • The range must be in a single summary row or column.
  • This property returns False if any of the children of the row or column are hidden.
  • Setting this property to True is equivalent to unhiding all the children of the summary row or column.
  • Setting this property to False is equivalent to hiding all the children of the summary row or column.

If the specified range is in a PivotTable report, it's possible to set this property for more than one cell at a time if the range is contiguous. This property can be returned only if the range is a single cell.


This example shows detail for the summary row of an outline on Sheet1. Before running this example, create a simple outline that contains a single summary row, and then collapse the outline so that only the summary row is showing. Select one of the cells in the summary row, and then run the example.

Set myRange = ActiveCell.CurrentRegion 
lastRow = myRange.Rows.Count 
myRange.Rows(lastRow).ShowDetail = True

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