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VBA - Filter Pivot Based on Cell Reference - Check For No Values

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Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I have the code below that auto filters a pivot table, "pvtTwo", based on a cell reference.  The cell references another pivot table, ("pvtOne").  So basically selecting a value to filter by in pivot table 1 auto filters for the same value in pivot table 2.
I'm noticing that when the value to filter by in pivot table 1 is not available in the data source of pivot table 2, it writes over the previously selected value in pivot table 2 that was showing.  Is there any way I can amend the code below to not re-label the value in Pivot 2?
Private Sub Worksheet_PivotTableUpdate(ByVal Target As PivotTable)
    On Error Resume Next
    Application.EnableEvents = False
    Me.PivotTables("pvtTwo").PivotFields ("State").CurrentPage = Range("AI7").Value
    Application.EnableEvents = True
End Sub

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Here's a sample.  Notice that when you select "Orange" from the pivot on the left, (One), then the other pivot correctly also filters to Orange, (with 120 units).  But if you select "Banana" from pivot One, it renames Orange in pivot Two to Banana, (because Banana does not exist in Two).  I want it to show an empty pivot if the value is not available, (or something like that).  But it should not interfere with the ability to filter in Pivot One.
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Perfect, thank you!!
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