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Not at all what I'm trying to do. Distinct values have their uses. But I
already knew how to do that.

I'm trying to display the AutoFilter values being applied to a table so
they can be read without opening up each filter at the top of each column
to see what the settings are.

For example, three columns Name, Weight, Dimensions. The table has 1000
rows. AutoFilter is in use and 727 rows are displayed. What are the filter
settings? Sure, can tell if a filter is applied by looking at the filter
list widget and opening it if it shows the filter is in use. And even if
all three are in use, no big deal. Only three to open and check the values.

When the table has 30+ columns and hundreds or thousands of rows, not such
a simple task. Much more convenient just to have a formula that will
display the settings of all applied filters.

If I'm not explaining the requirement clearly please look at the link to
the Excel solution. That's got pictures along with an explanation of the
problem and solution.

That's what I'd like to reproduce in Calc.

On Wed, Jun 9, 2021 at 6:49 AM Mike Flannigan <> wrote:

See this:

You can use Ctrl-z to undo the command, but don't use Ctrl-Shift-y to redo
on another column.  You must go through the command again on another
and then do Ctrl-z again.


On 6/9/21 3:07 AM, wrote:

Many moons ago I was using some Calc sheets with AutoFilter routinely. The
filter value would be changed, the sheet closed and sometime later opened

To understand the displayed rows the filter values needed to be known. And
that involved opening each filter and checking the value.

So I asked, is there a way to display those values? No answers. And the
need went away.

Just recently had the same need in Excel. Found online the exact answer
needed to make it 
The section "Display / Show auto filter criteria in worksheet with VBA
code" is what I referenced.

I've used that info to try and extrapolate a similar method in Calc to no

Have done a limited amount of searching in Andrew Pitonyak's
Macros Explained book and searched through OASIS Open Document Format
documents using terms like "filter" and "range". The answer might have been
staring me in the face, I'm thinking in particular of section 15.6.3 of
Andrew Pitonyak's Macros Explained, but I just didn't
understand it.

Can anyone provide guidance to display the autofilter values in a Calc
sheet equivalent to the instructions provided for Excel at the link above?

Thank you.

Alan Boba
CISSP, CCENT, ITIL v3 Foundations 2011

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