# Filter Function

### #1 Zella

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 03:59 PM

Is there a way to filter more than one column at a time?  For example, if I want to see only those rows that do NOT contain zeros in Column F and Column I.  I know the filter function will allow filtering of a single column to show only those rows NOT containing a zero, but I need to cross this option to review two separate, non-contiguous columns.  Such as, if there is a zero in Row 10 in Column F and a zero in Row 10 in Column I, the row would be hidden; but if there is a zero in Column F and a value (other than zero) in Column I, the row stays visible.

### #2 Jonathan

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 04:51 PM

Hi Zella,

You can apply filters to two separate columns without any problems, but it sounds like you're trying to model some complex logic that uses data from multiple columns. You can do this by using an advanced filter.

You can see how to apply advanced filters in the video lesson: Expert Skills Lesson 1-5 Apply an advanced filter with multiple OR criteria.

If I'm misunderstanding and you only need two simple filters you can see how to do this in the video lesson: Expert Skills Lesson 1-3 Apply a simple filter to a range.

I hope this is the solution you were looking for, but please feel free to reply if you need any more help with this.

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