Filter by Labels - Text | MyExcelOnline

Pivot Tables do not just aggregate data, but also offer a lot of filtering options. One of these is filtering based on a column of text. I will show you quickly the different options of the filter by labels – text and it is very straightforward to use!

 

Exercise Workbook:

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This is our current Pivot Table setup. We will be filtering the Sales Month text values.

Filter by Labels - Text | MyExcelOnline

 

Example 1: Ends with

STEP 1: Click on the Row Label filter button in the Pivot Table.

Filter by Labels - Text | MyExcelOnline

STEP 2: Select Label Filters.

You will see that we have a lot of filtering options. Let us try out – Ends With

Filter by Labels - Text | MyExcelOnline

STEP 3: Type in ber to get the months ending in ber. You can see that the Label Filter will be applied to the SALES MONTH.

Click OK

Filter by Labels - Text | MyExcelOnline

Now we have the filtering applied in a flash!

Filter by Labels - Text | MyExcelOnline

Similarly, we can use the “Does not End with” option to filter all months that do not end with ber.

Filter by Labels - Text | MyExcelOnline

The filtered data will look like this:

Filter by Labels - Text | MyExcelOnline

 

 

Example 2: Begins with

STEP 1: Click on the Row Label filter button in the Pivot Table.

Filter by Labels - Text | MyExcelOnline

STEP 2: Select Label Filters.

You will see that we have a lot of filtering options. Let us try out – Begins With

Filter by Labels - Text | MyExcelOnline

STEP 3: Type in J to get the months starting with J. You can see that the Label Filter will be applied to the SALES MONTH.

Click OK

filter by labels

This is what the filtered Pivot Table will look like:

Filter by Labels - Text | MyExcelOnline

 

Similarly, we can use the “Does not Begin with” option to filter all months that do not begin with J.

Filter by Labels - Text | MyExcelOnline

The filtered data will look like this:

Filter by Labels - Text | MyExcelOnline

 

You can also use Pivot Table to filter Top/Bottom items by value or percentage, etc, filter greater than or less than values, etc. Click here to learn all about Pivot Tables.

 

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