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If you filter a list in-place in Microsoft Excel, the status bar may display the following message:
Filter ModeThis message is incorrect. Instead, the status bar should display the following message:
number of number records foundwhere number is the appropriate number of records.
This problem may occur when the following conditions are true:
To temporarily work around this problem, prevent the formulas from calculating when you run a filter. To do this, follow these steps:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Calculation of formulas may cause Excel to show the Calculating number% message in the status bar. Depending on the complexity of the formulas, this may occur when there are more than 50 formulas. The act of filtering causes recalculation of formulas.
When you filter a list in-place, Excel displays the number of number records found message, unless the status bar is changed before the filter is completed. If you do not have a large number of formula cells to calculate, Excel does not indicate the calculation with the status indicator, but displays the typical number of number records found message. However, if calculation is indicated in the status bar, even though it is very brief, the status bar message changes to the "Filter mode" message.