Excel allows you to search for data that contains an exact phrase, number, date, and more. In our example, we'll use this feature to show only Saris brand products in our equipment log. Select the Data tab, then click the Filter command. A drop-down arrow will appear in the header cell for each column.

To filter data: Begin with a worksheet that identifies each column using a header row. ... Select the Data tab, then locate the Sort & Filter group. Click the Filter command. ... Drop-down arrows will appear in the header of each column. Click the drop-down arrow for the column you want to filter. ... The Filter menu appears.

Filtering data in a spreadsheet means to set conditions so that only certain data is displayed. It is done to make it easier to focus on specific information in a large dataset or table of data.

Import data from a spreadsheet Insert a new Excel worksheet, and name it Sports. Browse to the folder that contains the downloaded sample data files, and open Olympic Sports.xlsx. Select and copy the data in Sheet1. ... On the Sports worksheet, place your cursor in cell A1 and paste the data.

Sort data using a custom list. Filter data in a range or table. Excel is an amazing tool for analyzing data. And Sort and Filter are some of the most commonly used features to help you do this. To change the order of your data, you'll want to sort it.

Create a cell reference to another worksheet Click the cell in which you want to enter the formula. In the formula bar , type = (equal sign) and the formula you want to use. Click the tab for the worksheet to be referenced. Select the cell or range of cells to be referenced.

Use Excel's Get & Transform ( Power Query) experience to connect to an Excel workbook. Click the Data tab, then Get Data > From File > From Workbook. ... Browse to the workbook in the Import Data window. In the Navigator window, select the table or worksheet you want to import, then click Load or Edit.