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    Filtering a pivot table based on the value of a cell

    Hi everyone,

    I found an excellent macro this morning that allows the user to filter a pivot table based on the value found in a specific cell. This cell essentially acts as a search bar, allowing the user to type in what they are looking for rather than select it from a drop-down list.

    The macro works perfectly for my purposes except in one regard: I can no longer perform a "show all" filter. If I leave the "search bar" cell blank, the pivot table shows nothing. I'm sure that there is an easy fix for this but I'm still learning the basics of how to write and use macros. How can I change the code so that when I leave the cell blank, the pivot table shows all? The search bar cell is D2.

    Thanks for your time!
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    Re: Filtering a pivot table based on the value of a cell

    Hi fibonetti.

    I've changed/fixed the code. See if this does it for you. See if you can find what two lines of code were added. I also made a Validation dropdown for the country choice. Click on the blank for all.
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    Re: Filtering a pivot table based on the value of a cell

    I knew it would be an easy fix :]

    Thanks for the help!

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    Re: Filtering a pivot table based on the value of a cell

    I'm not sure it was that easy. I have concerns about most of the code being behind a ThisWorkbook event.

    It is fun to read other peoples code from time to time but I have no idea what was going on here. I wondered why you didn't simply have a Filter for the region like normal pivot table filters. It would be the same thing except not need code to work it.

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    Re: Filtering a pivot table based on the value of a cell

    Hi, I am new on this forum.
    Looking for something similar, because I need to refresh a number of graphs whereby I need to filter on a weeknbr. I am looking for the possibility to enter a cell nbr in the macro, sothat it will automatically refresh all the graphs to the weeknbr. entered in that particular cell.

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    Re: Filtering a pivot table based on the value of a cell

    Hi I have used this code in order to refresh both of my pivot table from a drop down cell in C2 and it works perfectly. t

    Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
    If Target.Address <> "$C$2" Then Exit Sub
    Dim Sh As Worksheet, Pt As PivotTable
    For Each Sh In Worksheets
    For Each Pt In Sh.PivotTables
    With Pt.PivotFields("NASP_END")
    .ClearAllFilters
    .CurrentPage = Range("$C$2").Value


    End With
    Next Pt
    Next Sh

    End Sub

    The only issue is that I need to filter my pivots with other information set in C3 and C4 using the same process but I can't seem to make it work for multiple selections and filters ...

    Can someone please help me on that ?

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    Re: Filtering a pivot table based on the value of a cell

    @MarvinP. Thank you for your efforts ... just what I was looking for ... but with one problem I note ... If I remove the Validation on the Filter Cell and then input a value into cell that is not part of the target column and then ENTER the pivot does not go to 'empty' but still lists values. It would be good if the filter cell value is not found to render the pivot table empty. Is this possible?

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