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    New Lounger
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    Filter and Numbers (Excel 2000)

    How can you filter an Excel list for anything in the column that begins or even contains the number 3? ( number 3 is my random choice ) I have tried an AutoFilter - Custom with the Begins With statement and a Wilcard statement and can not get either to work with numbers (both of these statements work with text fine). I have also tried to create an Advanced filter with critera that again only seems to work with text fields. Any suggestions?

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    Re: Filter and Numbers (Excel 2000)

    Say the data are in column A, with the column header (field name) in A1 and data starting in A2. Insert a column; add a dummy column header in row one, and enter this formula in row 2:
    and fill down as far as necessary. You can use the custom AutoFilter on this column.

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