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How to not ignore blank rows when filtering in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-07-20

If there are some blank rows in the range which you want to filter, the data cannot be filtered correctly if you directly apply the Filter function into the headers of the range as below screenshot shown. This article will tell you how to include blank rows when filtering in Excel.
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Not ignore blank rows while filtering


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To correctly filter the range with blank rows, you just need to do as this:

Drag mouse to select the whole range you want to filter, and then click Data > Filter to enable the Filter function. Now the blank rows and all data have been included.
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Thank you very much for your perfect description.
You have solved my problem with the automatic filter :)
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I followed the directions but it didn't work. Only rows above the first blank were included in the filter options.
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