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How to clear filters from all worksheets in active workbook in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2021-06-25

Supposing you have created multiple filters across different worksheets in an Excel workbook, and now you want to clear all these filters at once. Normally, you need to shift to the worksheet one by one to check the filter and then clear it manually. Is there any convenient method to clear filters from all worksheets in an active workbook? Please try the method in this article.

Clear filters from all worksheets in active workbook with VBA code


Clear filters from all worksheets in active workbook with VBA code

Please run the below VBA script to clear filters from all worksheets in active workbook.

1. In the workbook you need to clear filters from, please press the Alt + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, click Insert > Module. Then copy and paste the below VBA script into the Module window. See below screenshot:

VBA code: Clear filters from all worksheets in active workbook

Sub Clear_fiter()()
'Updated by Extendoffice 20210625
    Dim xAF As AutoFilter
    Dim xFs As Filters
    Dim xLos As ListObjects
    Dim xLo As ListObject
    Dim xRg As Range
    Dim xWs As Worksheet
    Dim xIntC, xF1, xF2, xCount As Integer
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    On Error Resume Next
    For Each xWs In Application.Worksheets
        xWs.ShowAllData
        Set xLos = xWs.ListObjects
        xCount = xLos.Count
        For xF1 = 1 To xCount
         Set xLo = xLos.Item(xF1)
         Set xRg = xLo.Range
         xIntC = xRg.Columns.Count
         For xF2 = 1 To xIntC
            xLo.Range.AutoFilter Field:=xF2
         Next
        Next
    Next
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True

End Sub

3. Press the F5 key to run the code. Then all filters across all worksheets in current workbook are cleared immediately.


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@Lorif - delete For Each xWs In Application.Worksheets and one of the Nexts
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Which line should I change to restrict the macro to ONLY the active sheet, rather than all of them?Much appreciated!
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hi, everytime I open the file the macro runs and the filters are cleared, how to avoid that "auto run" of the macro?
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Hi Juan Moreno,
I am sorry for my mistake.Replace the first line:
Sub Auto_Open()withSub Clear_filter()with solve the problem.
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this removes all filters, I wanted something that would clear the filters not remove them.
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Hi Saima,I got your point. The code has been updated in the post to only clear the filters instead of removing them. Please to have a try and sorry for the inconvenience.<div data-tag="code">Sub Auto_Open()
'Updated by Extendoffice 20201113
Dim xAF As AutoFilter
Dim xFs As Filters
Dim xLos As ListObjects
Dim xLo As ListObject
Dim xRg As Range
Dim xWs As Worksheet
Dim xIntC, xF1, xF2, xCount As Integer
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
On Error Resume Next
For Each xWs In Application.Worksheets
xWs.ShowAllData
Set xLos = xWs.ListObjects
xCount = xLos.Count
For xF1 = 1 To xCount
Set xLo = xLos.Item(xF1)
Set xRg = xLo.Range
xIntC = xRg.Columns.Count
For xF2 = 1 To xIntC
xLo.Range.AutoFilter Field:=xF2
Next
Next
Next
Application.ScreenUpdating = True

End Sub
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Thanks this help me alot ;=)
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You fucking scumbag this deleted all our filters! Our whole python script was destroyed as a result of it costing us hours! GO TO HELL YOU SCUMBAGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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You're getting free help and degrading others for your own stupid mistakes. People like you deserve a special place in hell
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Why didn't you test it fully before working on your latest file and don't you have backup... work on your IT habits before using harsh language.
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Hi,
Sorry for the mistake. The code has been updated in the post to only clear the filters instead of removing them. Please to have a try and sorry for the inconvenience.
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