Excel 2007 custom filter problem [Solved/Closed]

h4 - Feb 18, 2011 at 10:37 AM - Latest reply:  mark
- Sep 8, 2014 at 06:14 AM
Hello, I have been using Excel 2003 to sort phone numbers easily, using the custom filter and 'begins with' for example on numbers starting with 123. I am now using Excel 2007 and this just doesn't work anymore. I have tried changing the format from number, to general, to text and none of them return any values. My numbers do not start with a '0' but in 2003 it never seemed to make any difference at all. Why can't they just leave things as they were? working!

Any help gratefully received.



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ok, i'll give it a go that way instead. Thanks.

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rizvisa1 4481 Posts Thursday January 28, 2010Registration dateContributorStatus January 6, 2016 Last seen - Feb 18, 2011 at 11:21 AM
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Thank you
Could you please upload a sample EXCEL file WITH sample data, macro, formula , conditional formatting etc on some shared site like http://www.speedyshare.com/ , http://docs.google.com, http://wikisend.com/ , http://www.editgrid.com etc
AND post back here the link to allow better understanding of how it is now and how you foresee. Based on the sample book, could you re-explain your problem too.


Note:
your data need not be to be real data but a good representative of how data looks like
Hi

I have posted a sample (very basic) on
http://www.speedyshare.com/files/26943316/test.xlsx
(polevevoteto).

As I mentioned before, It really shouldn't be an issue, but I cannot custom filter the numbers to only show those values which begin with a number '1', regardless of the way the numbers are formatted.
rizvisa1 4481 Posts Thursday January 28, 2010Registration dateContributorStatus January 6, 2016 Last seen - Feb 18, 2011 at 02:12 PM
It seems to me that excel is treating "text" number as numeric and same when numbers ar treated as numbers . If your numbers are of same numbers of characters, then perhaps instread of saying starts with 1, you can say > 10000000
Yes same problem encounter in 2007. excel 2003 is much better though. why needs to be complicated by this time. better do same format with excel 2003 when using auto format. Not user friendly anymore.
anybody should try to do filtering 10 digits number with thousand rows. it is quite time consuming to use 2007 than 2003, you have to input all the digit whereas in 2003 , you can just input last 4 digit or even last 2 digit and you can find the number you want , very much user friendly than 2007.