How to filter dates between two specific dates in Excel?
Sometime you may only want to filter data or records between two specific dates in Excel. For example, you want to show the sales records between 9/1/2012 and 11/30/2012 together in Excel with hiding other records. This article focuses on ways to help you and filter dates between two specific dates in Excel easily.
Supposing you have following report, and now you want to filter the items between 9/1/2012 and 11/30/2012 so that you can quickly summarize some information. See screenshots:
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Microsoft Excel's Filter command supports to filter all dates between two dates with following steps:
Step 1: Select the date column, Column C in the case. And click Data > Filter, see screenshot:
Step 2: Click the arrow button besides the title of Column C. And move mouse over the Date Filters, and select the Between item in the right list, see the following screenshot:
Step 3: In the Popping up Custom AutoFilter dialog box, specify the two dates that you will filter by. See the following steps:
Step 4: Click OK. Now it filters the Date column between the two specific dates, and hides other records as the following screenshot shows:
The following short VBA code also can help you to filter the dates between two specific dates, please do as this:
Step 1: Input the two specific dates in the blank cells. In this case, I enter start date 9/1/2012 in cell E1, and enter end date 11/30/2012 in cell E2.
Step 2: Then hold down the ALT + F11 keys, and it opens the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.
Step 3: Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.
Public Sub MyFilter() Dim lngStart As Long, lngEnd As Long lngStart = Range("E1").Value 'assume this is the start date lngEnd = Range("E2").Value 'assume this is the end date Range("C1:C13").AutoFilter field:=1, _ Criteria1:=">=" & lngStart, _ Operator:=xlAnd, _ Criteria2:="<=" & lngEnd End Sub
- In the above code, lngStart = Range("E1"), E1 is the start date in your worksheet, and lngEnd = Range("E2"), E2 is the end date that you have specified.
- Range("C1:C13"), the range C1:C13 is the date column that you want to filter.
- All above codes are variables, you can change them as your need.
Step 4: Then press F5 key to run this code, and the records between 9/1/2012 and 11/30/2012 have been filtered.
If you installed Kutools for Excel, its Select Specific Cells tool can help you select the specific records between two dates first, and then you can copy and paste them into other range.
Step 1: Select the range that you will filter by two dates.
Step 2: Click the Kutools > Select Tools > Select Specific Cells…
Step 3: In the Select Specific Cells dialog box, specify the settings as the following screenshot shows:
Step 4: Click OK or Apply, the entire rows which match the criterion have been selected.
And then you can copy and paste the selected rows in a blank range. Then all records with date between 9/1/2012 and 11/30/2012 are copied and pasted in a blank range.
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