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FILTER Has Mismatched Range Sizes Google Sheets

Sometimes when working in Google Sheets with the FILTER function you may end up getting a mismatched range size error.

Luckily, this type of error is pretty easy to fix.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to fix the “FILTER has mismatched range sizes” error in Google Sheets.

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What Does FILTER Has Mismatched Range Sizes Mean?

The filter has mismatched range sizes message is an error that you might get in Google Sheets when using the FILTER function.

Mismatch Range Size Error

Whenever you get this error message, more often than not, it means that the ranges you put into the FILTER function are not the same size.


In order to use this function properly, the conditions have to be the same length as the range in the first argument of the function.

In the example above, this returns an error because the first argument (A2:A8) is 7 rows. while the second argument (B2:B7) is only 6 rows.

How to Fix FILTER Has Mismatched Range Size Error

To fix this error message, you want to check the ranges you have in the arguments within the function and make sure they are of matching lengths.

If your rows or columns are of different sizes, it will return an error, so double check your arguments in the function and make sure they are the same length.


Closing Thoughts

Learning to correct error messages is an important part of using spreadsheet programs like Google Sheets.

More often than not, an error message is the result of a typo in your formula. Make sure you understand the function and the requirements to use it, and you will see how mismatched ranges can cause this error.

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