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Initializes the AutoFilter.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
XL 7.2 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "XL.Sheet.AutoFilter"; bookRef; sheetIndex )   More


Parameter Description Example
bookRef The reference to the workbook. Please use XL.LoadBook to load a file. $ref
sheetIndex The index of the sheet. This number ranges from 0 to XL.Book.SheetCount-1. 0


Returns OK or error.


Initializes the AutoFilter.
Creates it if it doesn't exist.


Create auto filter:

Set Variable [ $r; Value: MBS( "XL.Sheet.AutoFilter"; $book; $sheet) ]
Set Variable [ $r; Value: MBS( "XL.Sheet.AutoFilter.SetRef"; $book; $sheet; 2; 10; 1; 4) ]
Set Variable [ $r; Value: MBS( "XL.Sheet.AutoFilter.AddFilter"; $book; $sheet; 0; "Japan") ]
Set Variable [ $r; Value: MBS( "XL.Sheet.AutoFilter.AddFilter"; $book; $sheet; 0; "USA") ]
Set Variable [ $r; Value: MBS( "XL.Sheet.AutoFilter.AddFilter"; $book; $sheet; 0; "Switzerland") ]
Set Variable [ $r; Value: MBS( "XL.Sheet.ApplyFilter"; $book; $sheet) ]

See also

Release notes

  • Version 11.5
    • Added XL.Sheet.AutoFilter.AddSort and XL.Sheet.IsAutoFilter functions.
  • Version 9.0

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Created 22nd April 2017, last changed 13th March 2020

XL.Sheet.ApplyFilter - XL.Sheet.AutoFilter.AddFilter

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