Check If Cell Has Data Validation With VBA
How can I check if a cell has data validation with a VBA procedure?
I want to do this because I am using a procedure to add data validation and I get an error if the cell already contains data validation.
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Im a fairly basic excel user, I think I have a fair idea of what Im trying to achieve.
Ive tried to take the time to explain my query so if anyone is happy to help, Ill definitely take the time to give a decent response.
Ive broken it down abit.
Ive created a form for which users select a series of drop down boxes, as each drop down box has a value selected, the options available for the proceeding drop downs are filtered and the options then become limited.
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If user selects Electricity as a Utility as per dropdown list #1, then the option shown in ElectDist Validation source list will appear.
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