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Old January 14th 05, 06:54 AM
Graham Haughs
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Default Wildcard Selection Criteria

I have a database in excel where one of the fields is a "Comments"
section where there are text strings. When this particular record has
been dealt with an asterix * is put in front of the comments string.
What I want to do is select out those records which have no asterix in
front of the comments. I can sort the database by the comments field in
descending order and they all finish up at the bottom but what I would
ideally like to do is filter them out but so far I cannot seem to be
able to set up the selection criteria which would work. This basically
would be to select all these records where the comments does not begin
with *. Any suggestions very welcome.

Kind Regards
Graham Haughs
Turriff, Scotland

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Old January 14th 05, 07:49 AM
Graham Haughs
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Thanks Nick, that works perfectly on my data. I have no idae how you
arrived at that but the important thing is it works.


Nick Hodge wrote:

Only tried this on very limited data but in autofiltercustom enter

'Does not begin with' ~*

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