By default, Excel only allows you to apply one filter per field in a pivot table.

However, we can change this default setting by using the **PivotTable Options** button.

The following example shows exactly how to do so.

**Example: Apply Multiple Filters to Excel Pivot Table**

Suppose we have the following pivot table in Excel that shows the total sales of various products:

Now suppose we click the dropdown arrow next to **Row Labels**, then click **Label Filters**, then click **Contains**:

And suppose we choose to filter for rows that contain “shirt” in the row label:

Now suppose we would also like to filter for rows where the sum of sales is greater than 10.

We can click the dropdown arrow next to **Row Labels**, then click **Value Filters**, then click **Greater Than**:

We can then filter for rows where the sum of sales is greater than 10:

However, notice that the previous label filter has been removed.

By default, Excel does not allow multiple filters in one field in a pivot table.

In the new window that appears, click the **Totals & Filters** tab, then check the box next to **Allow multiple filters per field**, then click **OK**:

Now if we filter once again for rows that contain “shirt” then Excel will allow this label filter and the previous value filter to be applied at once:

Notice that we’re able to filter the pivot table to only show rows that contain “shirt” *and* where the sum of sales is greater than 10.

**Additional Resources**

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