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How to clear filters when opening, saving or closing workbook in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2022-10-13

Suppose you have multiple worksheets containing filtered data in your workbook. To clear all the filters, you need to check the filtered list in different worksheets and then clear them manually one by one. That’s annoying! In this article, we will show you several methods of clearing filters when opening, saving or closing a workbook in Excel.

Clear filters when opening workbook in Excel
Clear filters when saving workbook in Excel
Clear filters when closing/exiting workbook in Excel


Clear filters when opening workbook in Excel

This section is talking about clearing filters in all worksheets when opening a workbook. Please do as follows.

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

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, please double click ThisWorkbook in the left Project pane, and then copy and paste the below VBA code into the ThisWorkbook (Code) window. See screenshot:

VBA code: Clear all filters when opening workbook

Private Sub Workbook_Open()
'Updated by Extendoffice 20221012
    Dim ws As Worksheet
    For Each ws In Worksheets
        If ws.AutoFilterMode Then
            ws.ShowAllData
        End If
    Next ws
End Sub

3. Press the Alt + Q keys to exit the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

4. Click File > Save As. In the popping up Save As dialog box, specify a folder to save this workbook, name it as you need in the File name box, then select Excel Macro-Enabled Workbook option from the Save as type drop-down list, and finally click the Save button.

From now on, when open this Macro-Enabled Workbook, all filters in this workbook will be cleared automatically.


Clear filters when saving workbook in Excel

You can clear all filters from current workbook each time you saving it.

1. In the workbook you need to automatically clear all 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, please double click ThisWorkbook in the left Project pane, and then copy and paste the below VBA code into the ThisWorkbook (Code) window. See screenshot:

VBA code: Clear filters when saving workbook

Private Sub Workbook_BeforeSave(ByVal SaveAsUI As Boolean, Cancel As Boolean)
'Updated by Extendoffice 20221012
    Dim ws As Worksheet
    For Each ws In Worksheets
        If ws.AutoFilterMode Then
            ws.ShowAllData
        End If
    Next ws
End Sub

3. Press Alt + Q keys to exit the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

From now on, when saving the workbook, all filters will be cleared automatically.


Clear filters when closing/exiting workbook in Excel

The last section, we will show you how to clear all filters across worksheets when closing or exiting the workbook.

1. Open the workbook you need to automatically clear all filters from, then press the Alt + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, please double click ThisWorkbook in the left Project pane, and then copy and paste the below VBA code into the ThisWorkbook (Code) window. See screenshot:

VBA code: Clear all filters across worksheets when closing/exiting workbook

Private Sub Workbook_BeforeClose(Cancel As Boolean)
    Dim ws As Worksheet
    For Each ws In Worksheets
        If ws.AutoFilterMode Then
            ws.AutoFilterMode = False
        End If
    Next ws
End Sub

Note: If you just want to clear filters in current worksheet, please use the below VBA code.

VBA code: Clear filter in active sheet when closing workbook

Private Sub Workbook_BeforeClose(Cancel As Boolean)
'Updated by Extendoffice 20221012
    Dim ws As Worksheet
    Set ws = ActiveSheet
        If ws.AutoFilterMode Then
            ws.ShowAllData
        End If
End Sub

3. Press Alt + Q keys to exit the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

From now on, all filters will be cleared automatically after clicking the Close button in the workbook.


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Hoe kan ik wel de "filterknoppen" behouden?
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Hi Tuur,
The VBA codes in the post have been updated. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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I tried the Clear all filters across worksheets when closing/exiting workbook but it didn't work at all, is there anything we need to?
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Hi,
No other operations are required except the steps we shown. Which Excel version are you using?
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This solution doesn't "clear" the AutoFilters, it removes them completely.
To reset the filters and retain them for the next session, substitute ws.AutoFilter.ShowAllData for ws.AutoFilterMode = False
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Thank you for this comment! This is exactly what I needed for my spreadsheet. Much appreciated!
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