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Setting up a Product Order Form in excel for basic users There is a comprehensive product master data sheet that includes product range, supplier, categories etc. This will be hidden from end user ...
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How to apply Text cell format permanently on a google sheet's column?

I recently added IDs as Number in a column those are basically built as alphanumeric. Then I've applied Text cell format on those IDs to keep their data consistent with the other cells in that column, ...
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Get a drop-down list from another sheet based on lookup

I have a list of CA in my Source sheet that looks like this: And in my main sheet I need to get a dropdown list of "little a" for each CA, like this: Main sheet: Sheets: For example: ...
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How can I data validate MS excel giving options of “Pass” or “Fail” and ask date after selecting any of these words?

How can I command data validation in MS excel having scroll options of "Pass" or "Fail" in a cell and cell must ask date after selecting any of these option words?
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Microsoft office 2007 Excel graph

Graph Hello everyone, I want to draw a graph using Excel office 2007 where multiple independent events are shown along a single timeline. All these variables have their own reference ranges. I want ...
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A pdf field became mandatory is there way to clean it

I downloaded a governmental pdf form and accidentally filled an irrelevant field. Now the filed field became mandatory, and pdf does not pass validation (it has a special 'validate' button). Obviously ...
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Excel 2019 data validation list valid formula

I am trying to create a formula for a drop down list based on a conditional format, where only the cells in G column will be shown if in the column before (the F one) in the same row the cell has some ...
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TEXT EDITING for data processing

I have a question about text editing I have a big text file that contain input list in it as you see the example of that file on the picture. the list look like this: Input form jalan ba-jalan pem-...
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Mandatory column in excel

I am using the following code which works fine for me but there is an issue that at times when i have just opened my template and the sheet is not even populated it throws error for mandatory column. ...
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Excel drop down disappeares after deleting rows

I have created a drop down using data validation list. The issue is that when I delete rows the drop down in my cells also gets deleted. Is there any way tor retain the drop down ? I delete rows ...
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Access deleted several records when data type changed. How to find which ones caused the errors?

I'm trying to work with an old Access database. It has a column formatted as Short Text that I need to change to numerical data. To attempt to change the data type, I opened the Design View and ...
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Can I propose a dataset from copyrighted images?

I would like to use copyrighted images to analyse an AI model I am building. Images are used for non-commercial research/educational only. I intend to make the dataset publicly available via URL links ...
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Limit in excel data validation source code

I have an excel file with two sheets. The second sheet (Report) contains data validation cells based on the first sheet (Data). From the second sheet, the drop-down list that displays in the Select ...
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Sorting between start and end times for a set of projects

I need a way to nest projects that I am working on. The list is so large that it is impossible to do it by hand. I am attaching an example of what I am looking to do. My starting data is what you see ...
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Excel Data Validation- Numbers only and specific text

I am trying to use data validation in excel to allow a user to only input a number within a specific cell, otherwise, they can also type "unknown" within the same cell. Right now I'm using ...
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How to Update Occurrences in a List of Excel

I am trying to build a tool tracking application where users can check in/check out tools at the required quantity. So far I have written the code for the check-in of tools which has Name, Date, Tool, ...
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Check if parent row has corresponding values

I have a table in an Excel spreadsheet that has hierarchical rows: (Hint: The data below can be copied from the EDIT-view in Stack Exchange and pasted into Excel. This method will result in proper ...
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How to make data validation with unique formulas in Excel?

I am trying to keep the formulas of a worksheet intact, making sure that they will not be removed by a mistake. Using data validation for it. This is what I am trying: It works, but the cell content ...
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Excel conditional data validation without named tables?

I created a conditional data validation for my device groups using "named tables" like in the example shown here: Then on cell B5, I went to data validation, selected list, and added formula =...
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How to have a sum of cells not exceed another cell?

Cell A23 get's its value from cells A19:A22. Cell A23 cannot be higher than the number already in cell H2. What formula would I use in data validation to accomplish this?
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Data Validation - Two Cells Cannot Have the Same Value

Cell C2 and Cell G2 cannot both be greater than 0 at the same time. If C2 or G2 has greater than 0 on it's own that's fine. I have an error message set up saying these two cells cannot both, at the ...
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Compare 2 Lists of E-mail Addresses

How can I go about performing a comparison between 2 lists of e-mail addresses? Specifically, I am looking to find what e-mail addresses are not present in one list vs the other.
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How would I find how many rows in excel contain multiple unique values?

I have a list of all buyers in our state with their account number and the zip code they live in. I'm tasked with finding out how many buyers live in each zip code. |Account ID|Zip | | 13 ...
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Excel - Drop down list that allows non-listed values

I'm looking for a way to have a drop-down list based on existing data BUT that allows me to enter values that are not included. Let me picture the situation: I have an evaluation form where we enter ...
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Custom data validation

Using the custom data validation rule, is it possible to only allow values that follow the below criteria: Length = 7 First 3 digits = "ISO" Digits 4,5 & 6 must be numbers I currently allow any ...
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Excel - Manual Column(s) Beside Imported Data

In excel, how do you properly mix 'manual' data and imported data in a sheet / data range? Requirement For context, my particular use case is a sort of bare-bones data "triage" tool in excel. Ideal ...
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How can I assign a numerical value to cell that contains text?

I am trying to assign numerical values to a list of drop down values that are able to be selected via list data validation. I want to display the text, however be able to quantify my results with the ...
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MS Excel. How to get around pivoting data that has blank placeholder columns?

I've been asked to produce a dashboard based on a data set that looks something like the screenshot below. The dates are the column headings and there are blank and placeholder columns in between each ...
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Adding multiple validations to a cell

I'm adding some validations to a form in excel. The rule is displayed when the cell is selected, and the cell must highlight red when it doesn't match the criteria. This is usually fine except I ...
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Two Different Dependent Drop Down Lists on Excel with Same Name Range

I'm hoping to achieve the following (using lists from data validation). A1 cell dropdown menu: Paint, Replace, or Repair - A2 cell dropdown menu: Replace, Repair - A3 cell dropdown menu: Paint, ...
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Data Validation - Using truth table to define list options

I have a worksheet where I would like two drop down lists, one for screw size, and one for screw length. Only certain lengths are available for each size, so I want the length drop down to read the ...
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Excel - Force rows to follow pattern

I have an excel sheet of data which I am trying to sort so it follows a pattern (in order to automate the filling of a second sheet). The first sheet in question looks like this: Example So the ...
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Pivot Table ineffectively capturing Multiple Selection Data Validated Cells

I have created a tracker which has several columns that allow multiple selection of values via data validation. The goal is to create dashboards with slicers to analyse this data. For eg- Lets assume ...
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Optimize code to check a Data Validation cell to pick another cell

I have cell E2 that contains a Data Validation group: "online", "article", "journal", "proceedings" and "magazine". I am populating cell K2 with a formula that is based on E2's entry. If I select an ...
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How To Apply Multiple Data Validation In One Cell In Excel Worksheet

I want to apply 2 conditions on a range of cells. The first one is each cell takes value from a drop down list. I implemented this by Data Validation dialog box, selecting List option and typing the ...
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Using data validation to list a column

I have a workbook with a table that has headers with names and group. The names column is distinct (no name is repeated) whilst the group column has values (like G1, G2, G3 etc) which are repeated. I ...
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Data Validation in Excel - Two Cells can't be the same

I have two columns with headers "Sending" & "Receiving" and I'm working on adding data validation layers to the spreadsheet. The cells already also have a data validation setting allowing only a ...
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Excel 2010 is repeating the optioned text in a data-validated cell. Is this a bug?

I have a table column that has data validation applied. It was working fine for a while, but now all of the entries are repeated – as in, if the option selected from the dropdown is "Per Diem," Excel ...
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What are the limitations of the “Data Validation” custom formula in Excel 2010?

TL;WR Why does =if(column()=16, list1, list2) give an error when being used as a List-type Data Validation function? The long version: I have been hollering at my computer all afternoon because I ...
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Data validation in Excel based on value matrix

I'm really struggeling to solve the following task. I have a data matrix where vehicles and features are matched. Now I want to use this as source for Excels input validation feature in a second ...
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Ordering Excel data for data validation (dependant dropdown lists)

I am having a little bit of problem with making dependant dropdown lists. I want to Select the name of my Adventurer and then Select a skill. The skill should be valid and usable for that class. ...
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How can I Protect/Lock a spreadsheet but allow the use to make Validation List Selections?

I would like the user to be able to select the Validation List drop-down and make a selection but if the cell is Formatted as "Locked" and "Hidden" and Protection is turned on, as soon as the ...
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Which characters are invalid for an MS-DOS filename?

I'm writing a filename I/O procedure in x86-16 assembly language. It takes eight characters (I don't need to support long filenames) from the keyboard and prints them to an on-screen text input field. ...
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How to prevent deletion or change of referenced values in Excel?

I have an Excel sheet which contains unique IDs, and another sheet which contains entries which reference by value (via Data Validation - List) those IDs from the first sheet. I have enabled Data ...
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Conditional defalt on data validation list

EDIT No. 2 *Ok, my previous articulations of my problem were, as pointed out, pretty rubbish. This edit, rephrases the question in a more straightforward manner, summarises the context and provides ...
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Preventing the entry of formulas in cells

I'm using MS Excel 2007. I would like to restrict the data entry of some cells in a worksheet to certain numeric values and also forbid the entry of formulas in those cells. As an example, given ...
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Excel data validation rule involving two columns

The rule is "You can enter a number in this column or in the column next to it, but both columns cannot have a value (on the same row) unless one of them is zero. These are all valid: A.....B. 0........
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Dependent data validation rule in excel

I have a cell that has two dropdown choices Variable or Fixed. I am trying to allow the next cell over to all the user to enter any number when Variable is chosen but only allow users to enter 1 when ...
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Excel 2013-Force Date Format in a Cell

So, I recently ran into an issue with a customer where a column (END DATE) was formatted to be a date using the (Format Cells, Date, Type "DD-MMM-YY"), but when a user was typing in a date, they ...
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Using the data validation function

Is there a way when using the data validation function on a list that includes blanks to have the blanks not shown in the drop down menu??