New in Excel 2013, you can filter a regular data set, provided you convert the data to a table using Ctrl+T first.
- Convert a regular data set to a table using Ctrl+T
From the Table Tools Design tab, choose Insert Slicer. Select the fields for the slicers. Use the Slicer Tools Design tab to change the number of columns, colors, and so on.
- As you select from the slicers, the data set is filtered.