Setting and Deleting Filters
You can choose to display only those rows that meet certain criteria in one or more columns.
The Set Values for Filter Criteria screen appears.
If you selected a cell using the right mouse button and set a filter, the Set Values for Filter Criteria screen appears with the contents of the cell you selected as the value of the relevant filter criteria. After confirming this screen, the column is filtered according to this value.
Only one filter is active at one time in a list. This filter consists of one or more filter criteria. To filter several columns in a list, set a filter with multiple filter criteria.
To include more than one value or range for a column, choose . The Multiple Selection for ... screen appears. To enter additional values, you have the following options:
The number of entries for each tab are displayed in the tab description:
To set the selection options when entering a value, double-click the pushbutton to the left of the input field. For more information about selection options, see Overview of Functions in Dialog Boxes.
To apply your changes, choose .
Overview of Functions in Dialog Boxes
If you have set a filter without having selected a column first, the following dialog box appears:
Selection options allow you to describe your filter settings. You begin with the values set in the previous dialog box; the selected entries match the settings you made on the Maintain Selection Options screen.
To negate settings, such as change Less than to Not less than, choose Exclude from selection. To restore the initial setting, choose Select.
To apply your settings, choose . Your settings are displayed on the initial screens.
A legend describes the symbols displayed next to the values. To display this information, place the cursor on the relevant symbol.
Procedure Without Column Selection
If you have not selected a column and chosen ® Set filter, or used the right mouse button menu, the Define Filter Criteria window appears. Specify the columns to be filtered. To do this, proceed as follows:
Tosearch for terms, choose .
To change the filter sequence, proceed as follows:
The entry is added in front of the line marking.
To remove the entries from the filter criteria, choose .
To apply your settings, choose .
If a column is filtered, this is indicated by a small black filter in the column header.
As only one filter is active in a list at one time, the function Delete filter deletes the entire filter and not just individual filter criteria. Selecting individual columns therefore has no affect on the Delete filter function. To delete individual filter criteria, follow the procedure for setting a filter and delete the relevant filter criteria.
To delete the filter, choose ® Delete filter.
Alternative Procedure in Full-Screen Mode
In addition to the procedures described, in full-screen mode you can execute the functions from the menus:
To set a filter, proceed as follows: