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Not all list items are displayed in the AutoFilter list in Excel
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When you use the AutoFilter command in Microsoft Excel, the AutoFilter list may not display all the unique visible items in a column as expected.
In Excel 2000-Excel 2003, the limitation of the amount of entries in the AutoFilter list is 1,000. If you have more than 1,000 unique items in the list, only the first 1,000 items appear.
In Excel 2007-Excel 2010, the limitation of the amount of entries in the AutoFilter list is 10,000. If you have more than 10,000 unique items in the list, only the first 10,000 items appear.
To work around this issue, use the AutoFilter command on several smaller sections of the data instead of on all the data at the same time. All list items will be visible if each subset has no more unique members than the limit for the particular version of Excel.
In Excel 2010, the filter dropdown has a new feature to search for the item. If you search for an item even if you do no not see it displayed in the filter dropdown.
Article ID: 295971 - Last Review: May 31, 2011 - Revision: 6.0