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PivotGridControl.GetColumnIndex(Object[], PivotGridField) Method

Returns the index of the specified column.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraPivotGrid

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraPivotGrid.v24.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.PivotGrid


public int GetColumnIndex(
    object[] values,
    PivotGridField field


Name Type Description
values Object[]

An array of column field values that identify the column.

field PivotGridField

A PivotGridField object that is the Data Field whose values are displayed in the column.


Type Description

An integer value that specifies the column index. -1 if the specified column has not been not found.


Pivot Grid columns are indexed as shown below:


The field parameter allows you to specify the Data Field if the pivot grid displays data for several fields.

The following table demonstrates how to get indices for different columns.

C# Visual Basic Return Value
pivotGridControl.GetColumnIndex(new object[] {2018}, fieldQuantity) pivotGridControl.GetColumnIndex(New Object() {2018}, fieldQuantity) 0
pivotGridControl.GetColumnIndex(new object[] {2018}, fieldExtendedPrice) pivotGridControl.GetColumnIndex(New Object() {2018}, fieldExtendedPrice) 1
pivotGridControl.GetColumnIndex(new object[] {2019, 8, “UK”}, fieldQuantity) pivotGridControl.GetColumnIndex(New Object() {2019, 8, “UK”}, fieldQuantity) 2
pivotGridControl.GetColumnIndex(new object[] {2019, 8, “UK”}, fieldExtendedPrice) pivotGridControl.GetColumnIndex(New Object() {2019, 8, “UK”}, fieldExtendedPrice) 3
pivotGridControl.GetColumnIndex(new object[] {2019, 8, “USA”}, fieldQuantity); pivotGridControl.GetColumnIndex(New Object() {2019, 8, “USA”}, fieldQuantity) 4
pivotGridControl.GetColumnIndex(new object[] {2019, 8, “USA”}, fieldExtendedPrice) pivotGridControl.GetColumnIndex(New Object() {2019, 8, “USA”}, fieldExtendedPrice) 5
pivotGridControl.GetColumnIndex(new object[] {2019, 8}, fieldQuantity) pivotGridControl.GetColumnIndex(New Object() {2019, 8}, fieldQuantity) 6
pivotGridControl.GetColumnIndex(new object[] {2019, 8}, fieldExtendedPrice) pivotGridControl.GetColumnIndex(New Object() {2019, 8}, fieldExtendedPrice) 7
pivotGridControl.GetColumnIndex(new object[] {}, fieldQuantity); pivotGridControl.GetColumnIndex(New Object() {}, fieldQuantity) 8
pivotGridControl.GetColumnIndex(new object[] {}, fieldExtendedPrice); pivotGridControl.GetColumnIndex(New Object() {}, fieldExtendedPrice) 9

Note that the method requires the field values, which may be different from the displayed text. In the picture above, the DateTime field grouped by Month displays “August“ and has the value 8. The grand total columns has null values.


To display field values instead of automatically created and formatted strings, handle the FieldValueDisplayText event.

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