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Excel - Conditional formatting retention through data validation in another sheet

I have applied conditional formatting in an Excel sheet (Sheet2) to change the font color in column A if the result in the adjacent cell in column B is "No." I then used this conditionally formatted ...
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Excel “Smart” Dropdown / Data Validation

In Excel, is there a way to create a dropdown menu or data validation field that Allows the user to enter a value that is not currently on the list (like a combo box) Save that value in the dropdown ...
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Dependent Drop Down lists and Data Validation; Multiple Lists

Right now, I have My goal: Add a Data Validation List into another sheet such that when I select an item from Column B, everything from Column K appears that is linked through into Column B ...
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How to use validation to make sure cell value starts with specific word

I need to check if the value of a cell starts with the term superuser. The entered value then should, for example, look like this: superuser template If the user enters super user template (with a ...
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How do you get excel to ignore zero or blank values in an Average?

I am making a spreadsheet to score recipe ingredients, averaging scores for quality of the ingredient, packaging, and accuracy of serving size, and then using that data to create an average for the ...
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How to make data shown on excel drop down list appear as numbers (shortcuts)?

Is it possible to have the data (choices) shown when clicking the drop down list to appear as numbers (or any text other than the actual text from validation data source)? Let's say the choices ...
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When moving data in Excel, how do I get data validation from destination

I have a workbook with three sheets, Active, Finished, and Tables. Tables contains auxiliary Tables for data validation. At some point a row in Active will be moved to the Finished sheet. Both those ...
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How to validate autonumbering in MS Excel

I've made a running numbering function that autofills the numbers in every new row of my table. In most cases, I want to limit editing for this field, though sometimes I would need to keep it ...
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Excel 2013 Data Validation List to show all text for selection in drop-down but when selected resize and only show first two characters

I have a sheet that I need the drop-down Data Validation list to show the full text but after selection only place the first two characters in the cell and ensure the cell is sized to only 5 ...
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Drop downs dependent on each other [closed]

I have 2 lists of values: 1 Car 2 Dog 3 House 4 Hat 5 Boat Each of these is used to populate a drop down list. I am trying to allow the user to select from either 1-5 or ...
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Excel data validation: restrict to 10, 20 etc

I am trying to use Data Validation in Excel 2010. How can I restrict entry into a cell to numbers divisible by 10?
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I need some help in excel validation [closed]

I'm not good in excel. I need to include an excel sheet in my page, and I need an expert who can write these custom formulas for cells validation. 1) A column that accepts only letters, no numbers or ...
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Excel: How to prevent rounding off of cell in display which does not affect the data validation

I have format my cell to 3 digits with 2 decimal places. If I entered 9.999, it automatically rounds off to 10.00 on display. I cannot convert it to text for I need to put data validation on it ( ...
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how to verify TBs of data copied from cloud [closed]

First post, hope it helps someone else storing large amounts of data online. I use a cloud service, Bitcasa (NOT recommended) to serve my media library and for personal backup. They've recently ...
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Creating a list from another list's value

How can I populate a cell with a list as a result of a condition from another dropdown list? I have a dropdown list, when I select a value from it I will need to populate the cell beside it with ...
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Multiple validations in one cell

I am trying to creat a validation that says the date can only be today() + or -7 AND it can not be a weekend. I have gotten the two parts to work seperaTELY but not together. I do not seem to be ...
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Excel 2013 Data Validation List no longer works in my workbook

I am using Microsoft Office Professional 2013 with Excel 2013 on a Window 7 Enterprise Laptop. I have run into a problem that I cannot correct. I have a worksheet that I have been tracking data in ...
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How to set up data validation to allow only a date or a specific string

I would like to use data validation to ensure someone has entered a valid date, but I'd also like them to be able enter TBD - just those two options. Is this at all possible without VBA? Is there a ...
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Excel 2013 Multiple Validation Rules

I have a 2 part problem that I am having issues with... mainly part 2. I have gotten the first part to work by itself. 1) I have a column which contains part numbers (###-#####-###). I am using data ...
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Excel (Dependent) Data Validation Across three seperate fields

I am looking to create a data validation formula which will allow me to check against multiple fields. Amount Claimed, Amount Approved, Amount Paid. The Amount Claimed is first entered. From there, ...
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Select item from drop down menu and run macro

I have a drop down list in a sheet called 'Report', cell B9. The source for this list is in another sheet in the same workbook, 'List' with range 'A1:A32'. When the different items in this list are ...
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Use an user defined function for data validation

I created a named range which is the result of a user definer function. Let say my rage is named List and has three items, if I select three cells and enter =List and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter, I get ...
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show more than 8 items in the Data Validation drop down list in Excel

I have added a simple data validation to a cell but it only displays 8 items in the dropdown. Excluding the combobox solution and probably involving some WinAPI is there a way to make the drop ...
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Microsoft Excel 2007 - Drop down list that grabs multiple columns from another sheet

I've been scouring the internet for this but can't seem to find a solution. Let's say I have 2 Sheets - "Items" and "Inventory". Inside "Items", I have 3 columns: Item Name Item Type Item Cost ...
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How to have a drop-down in a cell only if certain cells have text

I am trying to put a drop-down in one cell with options "Open" or "Closed." However, I don't want the user to be able to select from the drop-down unless they have entered text in cells A2:G2. I ...
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Data Validation of a Comma Delimited List

I need a simple way of taking a comma seperated list in a cell, and providing a drop down box to select one of them. For Example, the cell could contain: 24, 32, 40, 48, 56, 64 And in a further ...
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Data Validation arrow hidden from freeze panes?

I've been searching with no luck about my issue of the data validation drop-down arrow being hidden by freeze panes. I have read multiple forum posts about Excel 97 having this as a bug, but fixed in ...
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MS Word Mail Merge: Validate Data

Is it possible to implement validation rules in a Word mail merge? I want to set up the Word file so that if a given test fails, Word will take some action when attempting to complete the merge. ...
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Custom Data Validation in Excel 2010 [closed]

I'm trying to make error messages appear when someone tries to enter the wrong data type in a certain cell with data validation in Excel 2010. Is there a feature or some sort of formula I can use? ...
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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 ...