Excel filters: How to use number, text and date filters to extract only the data you need

Excel spreadsheet databases work because users can filter the data inside these workbooks. Filters are conditions you specify in databases and spreadsheets to extract only the precise, requested information.

For example, in a Human Resources spreadsheet database, the IT director may want to hire a candidate with a degree in Computer Science plus experience using HTML, Java, and C++ languages. The IT director uses filters based on logical operators to extract all the candidates with these credentials: equal to () degrees in “Computer Science” plus computer languages equal to () “HTML, Java, and C++.” She may add more conditions, such as candidates equal to () “CS Software Developer,” but not equal to () “CS Hardware Engineer,” to minimize the list. This selective process can go on and on until the number of candidates is pared down to a reasonable

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