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pgAdmin III - how to insert data into table

How can I insert the result of some function (e.g. point(0,0) or localtimestamp) into some cell in the edit data window of pgAdmin? I keep getting an error Invalid input syntax for type ...
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Excel: Reference Dropdown Cell in Countif Formula

I'm trying to substitute text in an excel formula with a cell reference to the text in a dropdown. First formula that yields the correct answer is: =(SUM(COUNTIFS('LP - All ...
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How do I require a cell in one column to have a value if a cell in another column (same row) has a value?

I'm trying to require a value to be populated in column A if column D has an amount in it. Column A can hold any type of value (text or numerical), column D can only be a number. So, for example, if ...
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Policy consolidation by Account

Objective: I need to find a way to consolidate multiple home and auto insurance policies purchased by an Insured (aka, policy holder) and assign those policies to a single customer account for that ...
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Linking dropdown lists

I would want to link a drop-down list to the values of an adjacent cell. Let say, we have two cells A2 and B2. A2 is a drop-down list with values: Agric, school, sme and housing, while B2, which is ...
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Excel data validation to whole column

I want apply data validation list to a whole column in excel 2010. How can I do that with out copying the validation rule
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How can I avoid typing in a value which already exists in another range in Excel 2010?

I am working up a basic project tracking spreadsheet in Excel and would like to have two sheets - one which shows my active projects and one which shows my completed/cancelled/archived projects. I ...
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Error proofing data

Is it possible to encode data is such a way that it can self-recover from corruptions? (corruptions - for example, hard drive or usb drive with bad sectors) I'm not looking for solutions involving ...
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Enforcing format input into a cell

I need my spreadsheet to only allow users to input in the format hh.mm/hh.mm for their working pattern e.g. someone works 12.5 hours in a 37 hour week would only be allowed to be input as 12.50/37.00
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Remove corrupted files

For some mysterious reason, my computer formatted my 'Data' drive while I was running Windows 7. I managed to recover a large amount of the data to another drive using Test Disk in Ubuntu. Because the ...
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MS Excel data validator does not accept call to the custom macro

I have the working VB macro that validates the content. It takes two string parameters (cell value and regular expression) and returns either True or False. It uses CreateObject("VBscript.regexp") ...
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Can I force MS Excel table column to use the specified pattern?

I need to develop a tool that enforces strict format of some table. The fields in this table follow specified patterns like number:number (11:20. 2:00), agreed date (11/20/2012 but not ...
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Filter Duplicates by count of a character Excel 2007

I have a data list of around 32000 items in column A. Each of these items has many duplicates, some having 1 duplicate, up to about 5 or so max. Each cell has multiple sku's, divided by a /. What I ...
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Enforce style of named list items in Excel 2010

I have a named list with some values which have their own style (e.g. different colors): However when I apply that list as a data validation and select some values, the styling disappears: : How ...
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Excel Data Validation with multiple choices and free text

I have created a Data Validation list, and I have added the VB code (below) to allow the user to select more than one of the choices in the list. The user can choose from the list or enter data (if ...
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How do I make a Data Validation drop-down exclude blanks?

Related: How can I use non-adjacent cells on another sheet for a Data Validation drop-down, and only show non-blank values? For now, I've worked around the above problem by re-arranging my sheet so ...
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How can I use non-adjacent cells on another sheet for a Data Validation drop-down, and only show non-blank values?

I have a few, non-adjacent cells on one sheet which I want to use as a Source for Data Validation in a cell on another sheet. However, it seems Data Validation doesn't natively permit this. So, I ...
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How do I create a data validation list WITHOUT using cells?

I have a simple data validation dropdown that I'm trying to do, but I DO NOT WANT to use cells to populate my list. Something similar to what's below, but this obviously isn't working. What ...
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How to check data with SHA1?

In this answer's last paragraph, Michael K. says: If you do go the multiple storage media route, too, remember to keep checking each for signs of degredation. It's fairly quick and easy to do a ...
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Excel Conditional Formatting

Highlight all non-blank entries in a column, except for the column header, that do no fall in some range. Here's my attempt: ...
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Restricting symbols allowed in cells of Excel spreadsheet

I need to format some Excel cells to allow currency (decimal point) only to be entered. Some employees completing the form enter a colon (:) instead of a decimal point which then results in an ...
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excel: the name but not the contents of a named range is the only option shown in drop down list

I have a sheet 'orders' and a sheet 'lists.' In lists, I have a list of valid fruits: a1: fruits a2: apple a3: orange a4: someone may add something here at any time I have a named range ...
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Microsoft Excel validation based on adjacent cell

I have a two adjacent columns named Country and Rating. The Country column has a dropdown to select which country a DVD is being delivered to. It is using a list validation to create the dropdown: ...
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Excel 2007 Data Validation: Validate Against List or Allow User to Enter Custom Value

I know this kind of defeats the purpose, but is it possible to have an Excel 2007 spreadsheet with a cell that has: Validate against a list that is column in the spreadsheet. If not in that list, ...
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Table data entry - How to always have a blank row at the end of an Excel table

I'm creating a simple Excel spreadsheet for table data entry (table created using the "Format as table" option -- couple of columns, there could be hundred of rows). I would like to always have the ...
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How to search for newline or linebreak characters in Excel?

I've imported some data into Excel (from a text file) and it contains some sort of newline characters. It looks like this initially: If I hit F2 (to edit) then Enter (to save changes) on each of the ...
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Is there a way to verify that data files are not corrupted after reformatting?

Hi all I have a C: and D: drive on one single physical hard disk, whereby windows is installed on C: and data is stored on D: After reformatting my computer, how do i verify if after reinstalling ...
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Is there any way to embed tables from excel that have pull down menu

I may not be using the correct terminoloby, but, here goes. We have setup an Excel spreadsheet that is formatted into multiple 8.5 x 11 pages on one tab. The spread sheet has tables with a pull down ...
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Conditional Data Validation

I've been taking a certification course on Excel. It's a beginner class but something caught my attention. Specifically, Data validation. We learned how to do it using the default conditions but I ...
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Excel 2007 vs Excel 2010: Data Validation values using Named Ranges and the INDIRECT function

I am running into a bizarre error in Excel that I am hoping someone can help me with. I have a macro-enabled workbook created in excel 2010. On the workbook are a series of radio buttons. When a ...
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Need to recover data from a poorly burnt 8.5GB dual-layer DVD - Cannot copy half the data from the disc

Synopsis: I had a series of backup CDs that I had burnt some time ago. In order to consolidate the many discs I copied them all to my hard drive in separate folders, compressed them into .RARs (at ...
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Setting a default value for a dynamic cascading validation list in Excel 2010

I have finally figured out how to build a dynamic cascading set of lists in Excel using Data Validation and the INDIRECT function. However, I'm running into a problem. I would like to set up my ...
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What's the best way to visualize graph on a text console?

I looking for a solution to visualize a graph on a standard unix text console. Speaking more precisely I need to visualize a graph of dependencies between files from specified set, those dependencies ...
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How do I force a user to use a specific format when entering time data?

I need to ensure the users of a particular spreadsheet are entering the time data in military time. I'm finding some folks are omitting the colon, and it's causing problems. Is there a way to force ...
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How do I clear cells with list data validation based on another column's value?

I have a test planning worksheet with the following columns: Test Name, Run?, Tester, Tester Location, Environment, etc. The "Run?" column has data validation on for valid values of Yes and No. The ...
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Entering only Digits in Excel DataSheet Cell

I want users to enter only 1 or 0 in a cell column in Excel 2007. Users should not be able to enter anything else than 1 or 0. How can I do this in Excel?
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Excel 2010 data validation warning (compatibility mode)

We have some legacy worksheets that were created in Excel 2003, which are used by LabVIEW-based test automation software. The current LabVIEW software can only handle the legacy .xls format, so we're ...
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Only Add Odd Or Even Numbers To A Cell

I want to create a cell in and Excel spreadsheet that can only have Even numbers entered into it and also one just for Odd numbers. Any ideas what formula I can put into the Data Validation formula to ...
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Excel data validation for decimals, but without a range?

I want to use the Data Validation in Excel to prevent users from entering a non-decimal value, but I want to allow them to enter any decimal value, however you are forced to provide a range or ...
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When I'm compressing GBs of data with 10k plus of files and directories, how do I know there's no corruption?

To limit the focus of the question, I'm going to say using Linux as the OS, and tar as the compression format. Clearly run-time is important, but knowing the archive is valid is more important. If ...
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How do I prevent users from entering a blank value in an Excel sheet?

I want to restrict users to entering either just 0 or 1 in an Excel 2007 sheet. I use the Data > Data Validation dialog to do this, but I'm finding that it doesn't stop them from entering blanks. ...
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Custom Validation - Dependent Drop Down Lists

I've two columns in a sheet that are interdependent and I want to use validation, drop-down lists, on both as follows: Column A (TYPE) | Column B (Sub-TYPE) ...
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Validate a cell containing formula

I have validated a cell by data validation. Now, it can hold only values between 0 to 100. if user enters value out of range i.e. below 0 or above 100 a message box appears to inform that value must ...
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software tools for cleaning up messy data (flat files, Excel etc) semi-automatically?

I routinely receive files, usually Excel spreadsheets, which contain manually-entered data that have outgrown the utility of spreadsheets. I then clean up these files for import into a database. ...
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How do I ensure only integers and with no duplicated values can appear in a column in Excel 2007?

How do I ensure only integers with no duplicated values can appear in a column in Excel 2007?
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How to input only unique values in a column in Excel 2007

I'd like to know the easiest way to make sure that only unique strings are entered in a particular column in MS Excel 2007? I know I have to put a formula in the Data > Data Validation, but I don't ...
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Using Excel Lookup Function and Handling Case Where No Matches Exist

I'm using Excel to enter data for an event where people register. A high percentage of the registrants will have registered for previous events, so we can their name and ID number. I'm trying to use ...
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Excel: Update a value in a named range

I've got some cells in an Excel doc populated from a named range (data/validation/list source=MyNamedRange): Here, the A1:A3 range is named Foobar B5:B6 is under data validation with it's source ...
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Email address validation tool - recommendations/experience?

I recently came across a tool which will take a list of email addresses, and attempt to cleanse it of the nonsense addresses that people use when wanting to download/sign up for something without ...
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Where is data validation text stored in Excel?

I have an Excel 2003 sheet with lots of different data validation rules. Is there anyway that they can be viewed other than through the regular data validation dialog? It would be helpful to export ...