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Filtering by Date in an Excel 2007 Table

By Diane Koers

If your Excel 2007 table includes columns with dates or times, you can filter the table to display a subset of the data with the dates or times you specify. The rows that do not match the criteria you specify are hidden temporarily.

Excel 2007 tables automatically display filter arrows beside each of the column headings. To display the filter arrows so that you can filter data, format a range as a table by clicking the Table button on the Insert tab. Or, you can click the Filter button in the Sort & Filter group on the Data tab.

1Click the filter arrow for the date column by which you want to filter data.

The filter drop-down list appears.

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2Point to Date Filters in the drop-down list.

You see an extensive list of date filters.

3Select a date filter. To filter by a date range, select Between.

If you select a Common filter, you see the Custom AutoFilter dialog box. If you selected a dynamic filter, Excel immediately applies the filter.

4If the Custom AutoFilter dialog box appears, enter a date or time in the box on the right and click OK.

Optionally, click the Calendar button to select a date.