# Can I use "OR" in two auto-filters/custom filters?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Excel Misc' started by Roady, May 24, 2010.

Hi!

Columns A and B both have dates entered. Col A is a start date and Col B is
an end date.

I want the user to filter using a combination of the two. For example...
I want to show all lines of data that have dates that fall between 1/1/10
and 5/5/10. That could mean that the start date or the end date falls within
this range. So even if Col A starts at 12/20/09, but in Col B, it is ends on
1/15/10, it should still show this line of data.

can you help with a formula or filter to achieve this combo? I think it
would be an "OR" statement of some kind possibly since it doesn't need to
meet both Col criteria, just 1 in order to be shown.

Thanks! R

2. ### Luke MGuest

Can't do it with only the AutoFilter...

Lets say you put your start/stop dates in Y1 and Z1 respectively.
Formula:
=OR(AND(A2>=Y\$1,A2<=Z\$1),AND(B2>=Y\$1,B2<=Z\$1))
Coyp down as needed, then AutoFilter for TRUE on this column.

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Best Regards,

Luke M
news:...
> Hi!
>
> Columns A and B both have dates entered. Col A is a start date and Col B
> is
> an end date.
>
> I want the user to filter using a combination of the two. For example...
> I want to show all lines of data that have dates that fall between 1/1/10
> and 5/5/10. That could mean that the start date or the end date falls
> within
> this range. So even if Col A starts at 12/20/09, but in Col B, it is ends
> on
> 1/15/10, it should still show this line of data.
>
> can you help with a formula or filter to achieve this combo? I think it
> would be an "OR" statement of some kind possibly since it doesn't need to
> meet both Col criteria, just 1 in order to be shown.
>
> Thanks! R

Luke M, May 24, 2010