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How to autofilter rows based on cell value in Excel?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2020-04-26

Normally, the Filter function in Excel can help us to filter any data as we need, but, sometimes, I would like to auto filter cells based on a manual cell input which means when I enter a criteria in a cell, the data can be filtered automatically at once. Are there any good ideas to deal with this job in Excel?

Auto filter rows based on cell value you entered with VBA code

Filter data by multiple criteria or other specific condition, such as by text length, by case sensitive


Auto filter rows based on cell value you entered with VBA code

Supposing, I have the following range of data, now, when I enter the criteria in cell E1 and E2, I want the data will be filtered automatically as below screenshot shown:

doc auto filter 1

1. Go the worksheet that you want to auto filter the date based on cell value you entered.

2. Right click the sheet tab, and select View Code from the context menu, in the popped out Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, please copy and paste the following code into the blank Module window, see screenshot:

VBA code: auto filter data according to entered cell value:

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
'Updateby Extendoffice 20160606
   If Target.Address = Range("E2").Address Then
       Range("A1:C20").CurrentRegion.AdvancedFilter Action:=xlFilterInPlace, CriteriaRange:=Range("E1:E2")
   End If
End Sub

doc auto filter 2

Note: In the above code, A1:C20 is your data range that you want to filter, E2 is the target value that you want to filter based on, and E1:E2 is your criteria cell will be filtered based on. You can change them to your need.

3. Now, when you entering the criteria in cell E1 and E2 and press Enter key, your data will be filtered by the cell values automatically.


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hi

thank you - this code was a life saver

but if I wish to filter when the value on E2 contains the search text.
so if i search for Grade1
it should filter
Grade1
ExampleGrade1
Grade1ETC


many thanks in advance
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I scanned through the comments and didn't see a specific answer. I am looking to filter a Table that changes based on a DB query, The table range will change every time the query is refreshed, How can we account for this in the code? The function becomes pointless if I have to direct users edit the VBA code every time they refresh the table.
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Good day,

I have made sheet1 with the table in the example. In sheet2 all the data are referenced to the table in sheet1.

In sheet2 I can choose the grades exactly as in the example. That works OK.

However when I change a Grade of a student in sheet1 the list is not updated in sheet2. So the filter does not work automatic.

How can this be done?
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Hello, is there a way to quickly modify the VBA code to filter on values bigger than in selected cell?
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Hi there,

Thank you for the great content, however I am having some issues and was wondering whether you had any ideas why.

I have adjusted my ranges so my code reads:

Sub AutoFilter()
If Target.Address = Range("E13:F14").Address Then
Worksheets('Data Archive').Range("A1:C20").CurrentRegion.AdvancedFilter Action:=xlFilterInPlace, CriteriaRange:=Range("F10:F1048576")
End If
End Sub


However, when I run the macro a "Compile Error: Syntex Error" message appears.

Thank you in advance

Stan
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Hello, Stan,
Do you set the data range and criteria range correctly in the code?Or you can take your data range as a screenshot here.
Thank you!
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