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Using the Sort/Filter function in different, unconnected areas of a spreadsheet

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    Using the Sort/Filter function in different, unconnected areas of a spreadsheet

    Hello,

    I'm new to the forum and asking my first Excel question. I'm trying to create a sorting filter for multiple columns in one area of a spreadsheet and then trying to create a sorting different filter in an unconnected area of the same spreadsheet. When I attempt this I get an error message that says,"The command you chose cannot be performed with multiple sections. Select a single range and click the command again." Is there a way to have different filters in the same sheet?

    I have attached the file to provide a clearer example of what I am trying to accomplish.

    Thank you for any advice you can give.
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    Re: Using the Sort/Filter function in different, unconnected areas of a spreadsheet

    Have you tried converting those ranges to Tables?
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    Re: Using the Sort/Filter function in different, unconnected areas of a spreadsheet

    I have not tried that. Am I able to use the data I already have in place? I do apologize I am a novice with Excel.

    Thank you
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    Re: Using the Sort/Filter function in different, unconnected areas of a spreadsheet

    I was able to do it in place. The offsets in the headers might be a challenge for defining the ranges ... a lot of trial and error. Thankfully there is always the Undo button if you don't like what you see.

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