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I have a Master Data sheet for the input of personnel information. This information is then used in different Data Validation formats to be referenced by other sheets. Column P, I use the Concatenate formula to put together a needed grouping (Last Name, Shift/Kelly) taken from the Master Data sheet. I would like Column Q to then alphabetize Column P by the last name and also drop the blank cells. I would like this to be an automatic function, so as personnel are added or deleted, the alphabetical list will be updated as the information is changed.

I hope I've explained it well enough. I've attached a sample sheet to help make it easier to understand. I would prefer to do this via a forumla and not a macro, but if the only option is to use a macro, then so be it. Is this at all possible?


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1) It seems when you use a named range as a source the user can enter in any data they want in that cell. I really only want the user restricted to the list I give them. If I enter the list manually in the source box then it works but I really want to use a named range

2) My range is fixed to 10 cells and the user can enter in as many variables as they want (up to ten). When a user clicks on one of the cells that the validation is set to read the range the user has to always scroll to get to the top. When selecting the cell Ecel always defaults to the bottom choice in the list. I want to minimize the VBA because Mac users will be using this and VBA seems to be touchy with macs.

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