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Finding groups in listing of many groups in XL 2010

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In the attached XL 2010 worksheet, I have people listed and in column E I list all of the groups each person belongs to. I want to find just the people who are part of the * SG Non-Attorneys group. How can I find such people from a large spreadsheet when all the groups they are members of are all listed in the same field?
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Would an output such as that included within the attached workbook be sufficient for your requirements?

If not, use of a Pivot Table may be a better solution.
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a fastndirty solution might be Conditional Formatting.. Highlight Cell Rules.. Text that Contains...
and define a colour to apply.

and then use a standard Filter to just show that colour.
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I was able to combine both solutions. The first one enabled me to create columns of the text in the field as headings and from there I was able to just filter, as suggested in the second solution, on the headings and filter out the ones that did not contain the text I was looking for.
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Erm, yes, that was my intention.  I didn't realise you needed guidance in, or a suggestion regarding how, to use MS-Excel's (Auto)Filter feature.

Glad we found a combined solution for you though.
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