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I have a worksheet with a column, user_ID, that contains a large number of user IDs

I'd like to filter it down to about a dozen IDs, but using Filter -> Custom Filter only allows me to filter by 2 IDs total.

Is there a better way to filter this column by this dozen or so IDs?

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custom sort or custom filter? If you go to filter - filter you can specify all the values with checkboxes –  Raystafarian Jul 23 '13 at 23:37
    
I believe that the sentence only allows me to filter by 2 IDs total isn't clear at all. Can you please describe this better? Can you upload a photo maybe? –  Math Jul 24 '13 at 1:34

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Filter -> Custom Filter only allows me to filter by 2 IDs total.

Excel's Special Filter can actually filter for as many values as you want.

  1. Set up your criteria range. The header must be named exactly like the column where Excel should apply your filter to (column C in my example)
  2. Select your whole data table (A1:A11 in my example)
  3. Go to: Menu Bar » Data » Filter » Special Filter
  4. Select your whole criteria range including the header under Criteria range

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awesome, this worked. "advanced filter" in excel 2010. –  fox Jul 24 '13 at 20:14

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