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I filtered data in column A (it is labeled ID #) of a data set. On my next worksheet, column A is also the ID #, but it is a different data set. I want to filter the ID #'s the same for the two sheets, but how do I do that being that I am working with two different sets of data?

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Excelchat Expert
15/02/2018 - 07:12

Hello

Excelchat Expert
15/02/2018 - 07:12

Welcome to Excel chat.

Excelchat Expert
15/02/2018 - 07:16

Ok. I can see the data in two sheets.

User
15/02/2018 - 07:17

Ok, so I just filtered the data within column one. Do you follow?

User
15/02/2018 - 07:17

column one of sheet one

Excelchat Expert
15/02/2018 - 07:17

Ok. I can see that. You have filtered them on some criteria.

User
15/02/2018 - 07:18

Yes, the criteria is all year numbers that are equal to two.

Excelchat Expert
15/02/2018 - 07:18

i.e. where Year# = 2

Excelchat Expert
15/02/2018 - 07:18

Ok.

User
15/02/2018 - 07:18

So my filtered results are 1, 3, 6, 8,13

Excelchat Expert
15/02/2018 - 07:18

Yes.

User
15/02/2018 - 07:19

How do I apply those results and filter column A within sheet two so it only shows those 5 numbers?

Excelchat Expert
15/02/2018 - 07:20

Would you like to have a formula in column C of sheet 2?

Excelchat Expert
15/02/2018 - 07:20

That can solve your problem.

Excelchat Expert
15/02/2018 - 07:20

Then you can apply the filter on column C.

User
15/02/2018 - 07:20

What would the formula be?

Excelchat Expert
15/02/2018 - 07:20

Let me put that formula for you in column C of sheet 2.

User
15/02/2018 - 07:22

Ok

Excelchat Expert
15/02/2018 - 07:23

Now you can filter your column C.

Excelchat Expert
15/02/2018 - 07:23

If you are satisfied with the solution, I can explain the formula to you and then you can modify it for your use.

User
15/02/2018 - 07:24

How do I filter that?

Excelchat Expert
15/02/2018 - 07:25

Please see the sheet 2 now

Excelchat Expert
15/02/2018 - 07:25

You have to apply text filter.

User
15/02/2018 - 07:26

Text filter --> contains --> true? is that what you do

Excelchat Expert
15/02/2018 - 07:26

Also, you don't have to use "True" or "False", these can be any other text or number of your choice. And then you can filter on that.

User
15/02/2018 - 07:26

Can you explain the formula to me please?

Excelchat Expert
15/02/2018 - 07:26

I used Text Filters > Equals > True

Excelchat Expert
15/02/2018 - 07:26

Sure.

Excelchat Expert
15/02/2018 - 07:27

So I have used a VLOOKUP formula to find the matching value in sheet 1

Excelchat Expert
15/02/2018 - 07:28

VLOOKUP has 3 main parameters, 1st is the value we want to search. In this case it was value in column A.

Excelchat Expert
15/02/2018 - 07:28

2nd is where we want to search, the table where data is, in this case it was Sheet1!A:B

Excelchat Expert
15/02/2018 - 07:28

It's important that 1st column of data contains the value that we want to search.

Excelchat Expert
15/02/2018 - 07:29

in this case ID.

Excelchat Expert
15/02/2018 - 07:29

Now, I have used a value 2 as 3rd parameter,

Excelchat Expert
15/02/2018 - 07:29

because I want to check if my value is matched then it must return corresponding value in column B, which has a index of 2 in my data set.

Excelchat Expert
15/02/2018 - 07:30

Then I used, FALSE, which is optional parameter, and it means that I want exact search.

Excelchat Expert
15/02/2018 - 07:31

Now if I applied VLOOKUP formula to all the cells in column C, all will be matched with corresponding values from B.

Excelchat Expert
15/02/2018 - 07:32

Hence I used an IF function wrapping the VLOOKUP result.

Excelchat Expert
15/02/2018 - 07:33

Now if any VLOOKUP formula gives result of 2, it will put "TRUE", else it will put "FALSE" in the column C.

User
15/02/2018 - 07:33

ok

Excelchat Expert
15/02/2018 - 07:34

To make it simpler, you can just use VLOOKUP, and it will give the values of B from your sheet1, and then you can filter on column C.

User
15/02/2018 - 07:34

ok thank you for the help

Excelchat Expert
15/02/2018 - 07:34

And you won't need IF function.

Excelchat Expert
15/02/2018 - 07:34

I am glad that I could help you.

Excelchat Expert
15/02/2018 - 07:34

Hope to see you again soon. Please end this session.

Excelchat Expert
15/02/2018 - 07:34

Bye!

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