Excel: Use Search While Filtering

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Problem: I need to select all the oil companies from the filter.

Strategy: New in Excel 2010, there is a search box in the Filter dropdown.

Open the filter dropdown and type oil in the search box. Excel shows a list of the companies with Oil in the name. By default, (Select All Search Results) is chosen.

  1. Results of a search while filtering in Excel 2010.

    If you do a second search, you can either choose to replace the current filter with the new results, or to add the new search results to the existing filter.

  2. Add a second search.

    The result is all customers with either "œoil" or "œCanada".

  3. Oil or Canada appears as the result.