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Wildcard Filter in Excel Table (List)

A simple example: filter the rows where 'horse_name' is like 'G*d', ( * is the wildcard, 'G*d' matches 'God', 'Good', 'Gdfadsa d' ...)

  1. Click into any cell within your table area.
  2. Invoke 'DigDB->Complex Filter->Filter...'.

    Wildcard Filter in Excel Table (List)

  3. The table area will be automatically selected to include all the continuous data area around the current cell. The auto-selected range is the table to filter.

    Wildcard Filter in Excel Table (List)

  4. Set filter criteria - use 'Like' (using '=' will find you the exact match for 'G*d')

    Wildcard Filter in Excel Table (List)

  5. Click 'OK' to filter, get result. Matched is shown, unmatched will be hidden beneath the '+' sign. You can click the '+' to expand and show the unmatched rows. You can also click the small '2' to expand, and click '1' to retract.

    Wildcard Filter in Excel Table (List)

  6. Expanded to show the unmatched rows.

    Wildcard Filter in Excel Table (List)

  7. Extract filter result. Make sure the unmatched are retracted, click 'DigDB->Complex Filter->Extract Result->Copy to New Sheet', the matched (visible) rows will be copied to a new sheet.

    Wildcard Filter in Excel Table (List)

  8. Result in a new sheet. The sheet will be automatically created.

    Wildcard Filter in Excel Table (List)

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