08-16-2018 06:58 AM
08-16-2018 06:58 AM
Is it possible to see only my own filtered data in Excel Online? I mean when other users are working with the same book at that moment.
At the moment, when someone filtered data - every one who edit the same document will see the same filters. I would like to know is it possible to avoid this.
Thanks a lot for yours answers! Have a nice day!
08-16-2018 07:32 AM
I know what you mean, it seems odd that it doesn't work that way, but no there isn't a way to have private filters.
08-16-2018 09:02 AM
This is not possible, and I don't think it will ever be possible!
Because the idea of collaboration and co-authoring requires synchronizing changes between users who are working on the same Excel workbook.
You cannot prevent other users from seeing your changes in the same workbook you're working on.
08-16-2018 09:32 AM
I'm sure this worked on 'shared' workbooks though? It's only the online version that doesn't seem to be able to do it.
08-17-2018 08:00 AM
This is including Excel for Desktop as well and even Excel for Android and iOS.
Please read this article for more information.
09-13-2018 09:17 PM
Sorry, but it seems that the filter, in particular, can be excluded from the collaboration restrictions as this idea suggests.
Please vote to the idea as I did.
The good news is that the Excel team has recently updated the idea status to Planned.
09-14-2018 12:46 AM
Hi Haytham! It's a really good news, thanks a lot! I just voted!
As for a topic, i solved the problem as follows: divided data into several sheets. Users see only their sheet and do not see if another user has selected another sheet.
09-10-2019 06:51 PM
In fact, it's possible. Due to the fact that this function has been in Google Sheets since 2017.
@Haytham AmairahI agree it is for collaboration, but I think you have missed the fact that there are different ways to collaborate. It might make sense for two people to edit the one record/row/column/cell sometimes, but in my experience the majority of Excel files edited by multiple users via SharePoint or o365 are edited in a way where different people edit different rows at the same time. It seems to be more the case that Excel files are created for multiple people to contribute such that it is the sum of edits from all users, not a collection of single edits that have each been agreed on by two or more people. Do you follow? E.g. you add data to rows 1,3,4,6,9, I add data to rows 2,5,7,8,10 etc...but we do not edit the SAME rows or cells...one file, multiple rows/cells, each row/cell edited by ONE person, not multiple people.
Having the ability to only locally filter an individual user's view would most definitely be welcome and useful, and I would bet money on that kind of editing (different people editing different rows/cells rather than collaboratively editing cells together) being what really happens for most of these shared Excel files.