Turning Off AutoFiltering

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated February 23, 2016)


Using the AutoFilter feature of Excel is a powerful way to review the data in a long list. At some point you may want to undo AutoFiltering. To undo filtering, you have these options:

  • Turn off the AutoFilter feature by selecting Filter from the Data menu and then AutoFilter from the submenu.
  • Reset all filtering criteria by selecting Filter from the Data menu and then Show All from the submenu.
  • Select the pull-down arrow for a field that has criteria set, and then choose the (All) option.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...


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2016-06-08 14:23:14


What about Excel Online? There is no Filter option on the Data menu, at least once the filters are already on. I added columns, and they are not participating the autofiltering sort.

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