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    Filtering Postcodes

    Hi there,

    I am working on a research project and want to look at census data on a postcode level of the three biggest Australian cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane). I have the census data for all postcodes of the states (NSW, Victoria and Queensland) that these cities are located in (6000 in total) in an Excel spreadsheet (all postcodes in one column). I now want to do a postcode filtering in Excel to create the metro areas only subset. The range of postcodes I want to filter for is the following:

    Greater Sydney: 2000-2263; 2555-2574; 2745-2787
    Greater Melbourne: 3000-3211; 3335-3341; 3427-3442; 3750-3816; 3910-3944; 3975-3987
    Greater Brisbane: 4000-4207; 4275-4346; 4500-4552
    What would be the best way to do that?

    Thanks in advance for any help!


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    Re: Filtering Postcodes

    Will you please attach a SMALL sample Excel workbook (10-20 rows of data is usually enough)? Please don't attach a picture of one (no-one will want to re-type all your stuff before starting).

    1. Make sure that your sample data are truly REPRESENTATIVE of your real data. The use of unrepresentative data is very frustrating and can lead to long delays in reaching a solution.

    2. Make sure that your desired solution is also shown (mock up the results manually).

    3. Make sure that all confidential information is removed first!!

    4. Try to avoid using merged cells. They cause lots of problems!

    Unfortunately the attachment icon doesn't work at the moment. So, to attach an Excel file you have to do the following: Just before posting, scroll down to Go Advanced and then scroll down to Manage Attachments. Now follow the instructions at the top of that screen.

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    Re: Filtering Postcodes

    Advanced filter will give you what you want
    Illustration below shows how to filter within the data area
    Option available to filter and copy to another location if you prefer

    eg codes for Greater Sidney only
    Keep adding more rows to the criteria area to add more codes

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