Copying and Pasting While Filtered

adoy73

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Mar 14, 2006
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Hi,

I use filters a lot at my work. One thing I've noticed is that if I have something filtered and want to copy and paste only what I see from one column to another column right next to it, it will copy what is filtered, but then paste into the unfiltered portion.

Is there some way to copy only what I see when it's filtered, THEN paste only onto the adjancent cells which is also filtered?

For example let's say i have each of the number below in a cell (Fig 1). And then I hide rows 2 -3, so only 1 and 4 is showingI only see 1 & 4 in column A. I want to copy and paste 1 and 4 to the next column over one row so it looks like Fig. 2 when unhidden. Not like Fig. 3.

Fig. 1

1
2
3
4

Fig. 2

1 1
2
3
4 4

Fig. 3
1 1
2 4
3
4
 

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Oaktree

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1) Filter column A
2) Select B2:B100 (through the end of your data) and press alt + ; (to select visible cells only)
3) type =A2 and press CTRL+ENTER
4) remove your filter
5) If desired, copy & paste values from column B
 

adoy73

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Thanks for the reply. I already use that method. It definitely works, but can be a bit cumbersome. Anyone else have a quicker method?
 

wsjackman

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refering to post 3
Nope

actually people have macros to do this. the macros can be quite cumbersome depending on the details of what is wanted.
 

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