Clear Excel Filters With a Single Click

I use Excel tables in almost every file that I build, these days. They come with a default filter, and it’s easy to sort and filter the table’s data with those drop down lists.
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Clear the Filters

When you want to see all the data again, it’s easy to clear one filter at a time, or you can go to the Data tab, and click the Clear button, to clear all the filters in the active table.
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Make It Easier

If you don’t have time for extra clicks, when you’re clearing filters all day long, here is a quick way to clear them. Thanks to AlexJ, who shared this tip. You can find more of AlexJ’s Excel sample files on my Contextures site.
To make this a one-click process, you can add a Clear button to the Quick Access Toolbar (QT). Then, select a cell in a pivot table, or an Excel table, click the button, and all the filters are cleared.
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It Works on Pivot Tables Too

To make this tip even more useful, it works on pivot tables too!
As you know, if you use the Ribbon commands to clear a pivot table’s filters, it takes several clicks. First, you go to the Analyze tab under PivotTable Tools, then click Actions, and then click Clear Filters.
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But, if you add the Clear button to the QAT, you use it to clear the active pivot table too. Think of all the time that will save you!

Video: Quickly Clear Pivot Table Filters

Watch this short video to see the steps for setting up the button, and clearing the filters.

Or watch on YouTube: Quickly Clear Filters in Excel Tables and Pivot Tables
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