Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central provides several options to the user for filtering data on the page.  This post will show different ways to filter the data in Business Central. Make sure you bookmark these gems to refer back to later. Filter Pane: The Filter Pane can be shown or hidden by clicking the Filter Pane icon  in the upper right-hand side of the page layout or using a shortcut key Shift+F3.  
Filtering your data in Business Central
When a filtering value is entered to a field, the column name of the field is indicated with the  icon as per in the screenshot below in the ‘Name’ column.  When a filter is applied, the page will display the record as specified in the filter and therefore reduces the number of records making  it easier for finding a specific record in the page.  Clicking the + Filter action allows adding more field as a filtering parameter.
Adding a filtering parameter under the Filter total by: allows calculated fields such as Balance, Balance Due, Payments, to show the filtered value by, for example, Dimensions.
Using Business Central to filter the total
Searching: A Search 🔎 action exists at the top of every list page.  This provides a quick and easy way to search for specific record in the page list that contains the data that has been entered in the Search field.  For example, you are interested in viewing only the Vendors in VIC state, searching for “VIC” will show only the Victorian vendors in list.  Searching will attempt to match the text across all fields in the list which means if a Vendor exists with “vic” text, it will be included in the searched list even the vendor resides on different State.
Filtering on Lists: Filters can also be applied in the list by clicking the drop-down arrow in the column heading.  Click Filter and this will add the field in the Filter Pane then enter the filtering parameters.  Alternatively, you can also choose to Filter This Value which will filter the specific record that is selected in the list.
Filter Criteria and Operators: Filter expressions can be entered in filters allowing you to view a set or range of filtered data based on the criteria. The following are a list of expressions that can be used in filters, with a result of the records that will be displayed.
Filtering Expression Records Displayed
1100..2100 Numbers 1100 through 2100
..2500 Up to and including 2500
2500.. Numbers 2500 and up
1200|1300 Numbers with 1200 or 1300
<>0 All numbers except 0
>1200 Numbers greater than 1200
>=1200 Numbers greater than or equal to 1200
<1200 Numbers less than 1200
>200&<1200 Numbers greater than 200 and less than 1200
5999|8100..8490 Include any records with the number 5999 or a number from the interval 8100 through 8490.
..1299|1400.. Include records with a number less than or equal to 1299 or a number equal to 1400 or greater (all numbers except 1300 through 1399).
>50&<100 Include records with numbers that are greater than 50 and less than 100 (numbers 51 through 99).
‘man’ Text that matches man exactly and is case-sensitive
Text that is empty or blank
@man* Text that starts with man and is not case-sensitive
*Co* Text that contains Co and is case-sensitive
*Co Text that ends with Co and is case-sensitive
Co* Text that begins with Co and is case-sensitive
Hans?n Text such as Hansen or Hanson
If the value contains a Symbol such as the ones below:
  • &
  • (
  • )
  • =
  • |
The filtering expression should contain a single quote before and after the value.
Filtering Expression Records Displayed
‘R&D’ Text that matches R&D
‘*(for example)*’ Text that contains (for example)
 

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