Creating Custom AutoFilters for Numbers in Excel 2007 - dummies

Creating Custom AutoFilters for Numbers in Excel 2007

By Diane Koers

Use the Custom AutoFilter dialog box in Excel 2007 to locate records that either match all criteria or meet one or the other criteria. You can use this method when you want to filter data based on a range of values (for example, you can filter for values that are greater than or equal to 1,000 in a specified column).

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 using the Table button on the Insert tab. Or, you can click the Filter button in the Sort & Filter group on the Data tab.

To use the Custom AutoFilter for numeric entries, follow these steps:

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

A drop-down list of filter options appears.

Excel drop-down menu that helps to create custom filters.

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

A submenu of comparison filters appears.

3Select a number filter.

The Custom AutoFilter dialog box appears.

4In the first list box on the right, type the value you want to filter.

You also can choose any item displayed in the drop-down list.

5(Optional) To choose additional criteria, select And or Or; then specify the data for the second criteria.

Choosing “And” means that both criteria must be met; choosing “Or” means that either criteria can be met.

6Click OK.

The filtered records display in the worksheet.