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I am trying to filter out "ending with" values, but the data is not displayed post applying the filter. What am I doing wrong? [closed]

asked 2017-05-27 19:28:38 +0100

MsAmen gravatar image

updated 2017-05-27 20:19:54 +0100

Hi! I am attempting to filter out and delete zip codes ending with 3,5,7 from column D. (file type .ods _colmns A-AI_100k + rows). I select the column, select standard filter, enter in the field name Column D- condition Ends With-value 3

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The data will not display. Im unsure what I am doing wrong. I can reverse the filter and have successfully filtered out and deleted unrelated data. Is there a solution to my delima? Thanks for your help! :)

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answered 2017-05-28 13:42:01 +0100

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image

updated 2017-05-29 18:22:00 +0100


The data is probably numeric (this should work directly with strings data). The solution is:

  • Columns Ends with
  • Value: 2$
  • tick OptionsRegular expressions


Thank you for the link. This works in my environment (windows & 5.3) with copy of your data. What is your platform?

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Thank you for your response I had high hopes for this solution but alas no.... No data...

I think you are on to something being that the data is numerical as I've had no issue filtering out subtitles for deletion. I fear that without finding a solution to this madness I will litterally have to print out the sheets, red out the data by hand and equate sums manually, I would filter them out one by one but I'm concerned I would miss one and throw off the results.

Any other ideas :)

MsAmen gravatar imageMsAmen ( 2017-05-28 18:58:59 +0100 )edit

Well... I tried Contains2$Regular expressions - and it works...

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2017-05-28 22:06:04 +0100 )edit

I subbed 3$ for 2$ regular expressions checked... Nothing no data .... I don't get it ....

MsAmen gravatar imageMsAmen ( 2017-05-28 22:10:11 +0100 )edit

with Contains?

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2017-05-28 22:12:46 +0100 )edit

@MsAmen - Could you provide a link to a file (redacted from personal data) to reproduce the problem?

pierre-yves samyn gravatar imagepierre-yves samyn ( 2017-05-29 08:41:11 +0100 )edit

Yes. Thank you so much for your assistance. I was able to publish a portion of the spreadsheet here...

MsAmen gravatar imageMsAmen ( 2017-05-29 14:05:51 +0100 )edit

Windows 8 .... The filter does not filter out all the results, before I filter out the foreign institutions the foreign zip codes are filtered but even then only a handful are presented vs all of them. Once I filter out the foreign institutions no results are presented. In your picture only three results are presented I assure you there are far more zip codes ending in 2 than three. I do appreciate your assistance. I'm running short on time to finish the calculations.

MsAmen gravatar imageMsAmen ( 2017-05-29 18:32:28 +0100 )edit

Unfortunately, you published not the file itself, but its online data (so I e.g. cannot download it to my system to test; can only copy and paste visible data with risk of getting different results).

Could you please provide a link to the file itself?

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2017-05-29 18:38:59 +0100 )edit

This is the link from which I downloaded the document directly ....

MsAmen gravatar imageMsAmen ( 2017-05-29 18:52:13 +0100 )edit

I tried to import the file, and this is what I get - works for me.

this is the 2010-2011 file.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2017-05-29 19:04:03 +0100 )edit

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