You can use the following syntax to filter a dataset by a list of values in Excel:

=FILTER(A2:C11,COUNTIF(E2:E5,A2:A11))

This particular formula filters the cells in the range** A2:C11** to only return the rows where cells in the range **A2:A11** contain a value from the list of values in the range **E2:E5**.

The following step-by-step example shows how to use this syntax in practice.

**Step 1: Enter the Data**

First, let’s enter the following dataset in Excel that contains information about various basketball players:

**Step 2: Define List of Values**

Next, let’s define a list of Team values that we’d like to filter by:

**Step 3: Filter by List of Values**

Next, let’s type the following formula into cell **A14** to filter the dataset by the list of Team names we defined:

=FILTER(A2:C11,COUNTIF(E2:E5,A2:A11))

The following screenshot shows how to use this formula in practice:

Notice that the filtered dataset only contains the rows where the Team names from original dataset in the range **A2:C11** are in the list of names in the range **E2:E5**.

**Note**: The **FILTER** function is case-insensitive. This means if you type “nets” instead of “Nets”, the function will still return the row with the “Nets” in the Team column.

**Additional Resources**

The following tutorials explain how to perform other common operations in Excel:

Excel: How to Use Wildcard in FILTER Function

Excel: How to Filter Cells that Contain Multiple Words

Excel: How to Count Filtered Rows