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How to get multi-row sort/filtering headers in excel

How to get multi-row sort/filtering headers in excel

I have a spreadsheet which uses 2 rows for header information. Filtering by selecting a column is implicitly assuming only 1 row of header information. Sorting has a header row checkbox but that only toggles treating the first row as a header.

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Guest [Entry]

"No. Omit the first row from your range when you auto filter. This way the auto filter buttons appear only on your bottom header row and the data gets filtered. I expect that right now your second header row is getting pulled into your 'data'.

You can't select a single cell and have excel figure this out. You have to select the range of cells you want excel to include."
Guest [Entry]

If you select an entire row (by selecting the row number to the left of the row) and then enable your filter (Data > Filter) then it will give you filters for everything below the selected row and ignore everything above it.