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    Question Row filtering negatively impacted by cell formatting

    I have Excel 2010. My spreadsheet has a filtered table of values. The cells are formatted to show no decimal places. For example, as I expect, a cell with the value 0.01 displays 0. When, I filter a column to exclude cells with a value of 0, the row with the value .01 is also excluded. How can I get around this without formatting the cell to 2 decimal places? Thank you in advance for any suggestions.

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    Re: Row filtering negatively impacted by cell formatting

    Instad of using filter perhaps you could hide rows instead? A macro like this will ignore number formating.

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    Or you add a helper column where formated numbers are multiplied by 10 and you filter the helper column.



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    Re: Row filtering negatively impacted by cell formatting

    thank you for the suggestions. I still find it odd that the format of the cell would override its value.

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    Re: Row filtering negatively impacted by cell formatting

    I still find it odd that the format of the cell would override its value
    Yes I agree with you, could that be the old principle of "WYSIWYG" i.e. "What You See Is What You Get" still lingers?

    what I really would like to do would be to set up an autofilter with two criterias

    1 cell should be 0 and
    2 function Len(cell) = 1 (for 0.1 the Len value would be 3)

    but my autofilter knowhow is not up to the "Len(cell)" part. Perhaps another forum member may have a solution to that.

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    Re: Row filtering negatively impacted by cell formatting

    You can do a Filter > Number Filter > Does not equal > 0
    That seems to filter based on whole number
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