How to Filter by List of Values in Google Sheets

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


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 Google Sheets 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 teams we defined:


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

Google Sheets filter by list of values

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 Google Sheets:

How to Sum Filtered Rows in Google Sheets
How to Filter Multiple Columns in Google Sheets
How to Use SUMIF with Multiple Columns in Google Sheets

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