Proetection keep you from viewing data in filtered rows.


Board Regular
Jan 3, 2018
So I am using filters to hide data from users.
Depending on a login password. I un-filter or filter certain rows and then use filter refresh.

However I guess anyone can link to tab on another sheet or file and then just copy up or down and see the filtered rows.

Is there a way to stop this?
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Well-known Member
Mar 12, 2009
No, sorry

Excel is not a secure medium and you cannot hide anything from an experienced User. If using it to hold sensitive data - commercial, legally protected, GDPR etc - then you MUST take extra care when sharing it. Consider using VBA to generate subsets of results that get written to new files to share with individual Users


Board Regular
Jan 3, 2018
Thanks for reply.
I figured that was case. It not an uber security issue so I just took name column moved it and only show it in that row if it is in filtered material.


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