Data Validation List & No Duplicate Entries

May 23, 2007

I have a spreadsheet that needs to have a validation drop down list in three cells in every row (D, E, F). There are three items in the list, say, "One", "Two" and "Three".

My only problem is that there can only be one entry of "One" in each row.



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abc | 2 | bac | 3 | cab | 4

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Example:
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Notes:
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VB:
AutoLinked keywords will cause extra spaces before keywords. Extra spacing is NOT transferred when copy/pasting, but IS if the keyword uses "quotes".

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I have attached a before and after image of what I am looking to accomplish.

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