Excel Auto filter popup

Hey RPA devs. I’m trying to trigger the excel auto filter dropdown. As below. It’s triggered by CRL + Down.

I have tried send hotkey and type into but with no luck. Any ideas ?
I’m doing the select cell before sending the key combo.


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use filter table activity…

Hope this may help you.


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You can also use select statement. Please see the below link.

How to use select statement

Thanks for the reply. I have had a look and this seems to require that I have a filter table setup in excel whereas I need to update the excel autofilter. :frowning_face: which means i’m getting the error “table name does not exist”

I assume this required me to change the excel and I can’t do that but I need to place into a filtered state. So for example below I want colum ‘C’ to use the autofilter to set as ‘1’ and save the document. Am I missing how to use the filter table to do this ?


would I be better doing this in VBScript ?

thanks for your reply. I don’t think this will work in this case as I need to set the atofilter and save the result hence why I’m trying to use CTRL + DOWN and then set using the ‘e’ type the value and enter. I just can’t get the popup to show with CTRL + DOWN

If anyone is interested I was able to filter by a value in the sheet using the context menu for one of the cells. Which can be pulled up with SHIFT + F10

see outline below.

I did have to change the typeinto selector as below.

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Use invoke vba code hope it may help you