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FILTER Function

The FILTER function is a lookup and reference function. It is used to filter a range of data and to return the results that match the criteria you specify. The FILTER function only extracts the necessary data and the results update when the original data change.

Please note that this is an array formula. To learn more, please read the Insert array formulas article.

The FILTER function syntax is:



array is the range of cells to filter,

include is the filtering criteria supplied as a Boolean array (TRUE/FALSE) the same height (columns) and width (rows) as the array,

[if_empty] is the value to return when the filter returns no results. This argument is optional.

To apply the FILTER function,

  1. select the cell where you wish to display the result,
  2. click the Insert function icon situated at the top toolbar,
    or right-click within a selected cell and select the Insert Function option from the menu,
    or click the icon situated at the formula bar,
  3. select the Lookup and Reference function group from the list,
  4. click the FILTER function,
  5. enter the required arguments separating them by comma,
  6. press the Enter button.

The result will be displayed in the selected cell.

FILTER Function

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