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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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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 ...
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Excel, drop down lists

When I created custom drop down lists in excel, my excel sheets don't trim down to a smaller list when I start typing in the drop down list cell. For example if my drop down list is for USA States ...
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Statically Display Excel drop-down boxes

I'm looking to present an Excel questionnaire I have written to the board, via either paper or presentation slides. It uses a lot of drop-down boxes, and so I'm looking for any ideas on how one might ...
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In-cell Validation Drop-down list - widen

I have quite a few cells with Data Validation with options in the list that are long strings. Short of widening the column, is there any way to widen the drop-down list so that the user can see the ...
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Unlocking Locked Drop Down boxes in Excel

I have a couple of drop down boxes on a form that are what I'd like to dub "perma-locked". Every person we've thrown at the form is unable to unlock the drop down. The drop downs do not show a ...
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Multi-value selection in an Excel cell

There's a way to make an Excel cell kind of a dropdown selection box. You would just go to Data->Validation with a cell or a range of cell selected, select list as the data type and specify the list ...
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Excel validation - can it be used to make sure duplicates are not entered?

I have an excel spreadsheet - is it possible to have validation so that a column cannot contain a value that already exists in the column?