Tracking Forums, Newsgroups, Maling Lists
Home Scripts Tutorials Tracker Forums
  Advanced Search
  HOME    TRACKER    Excel


Advertisements:










Data Validation List & No Duplicate Entries


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.


View Complete Thread with Replies

Sponsored Links:

Related Forum Messages:
Count The Number Of Entries In A Data Validation Dropdown List And Display A Result.
I am trying to do 2 things involving data validation. 1) Count the number of entries in a data validation dropdown list and display a result. 2) Use an If statement to pull the formatting from a cell into another cell.

An example would be if Cell A1="A", then show the drop down list associated with cell or sheet "!ryanB2". Alternatively, I would like to also display the number of entries in the drop down list.

View Replies!   View Related
Create List That Has Duplicate Entries
I am trying to create a drop down list from a named range that has duplicate names listed. I cannot delete any of the duplicate rows. Is there an easy way to create the list with each name represented only once?

View Replies!   View Related
Formula For Extracting Duplicate Entries In A List
I need a formula (I'm not sure if its possible without using VB which I have found on another thread) that I can 'drag' down to the cell Bx (where x is variable) to extract unique entries in a list of values and then display them in a shorter, more concise list - like the 'Pick From List' function does but actually display these values in seperately in a column of cells.

Hope this is making sense.

So (hopefully) to elaborate:

A1:Ax = The list of values containing duplicates
B1:Bx = The list of only unique values from column A

View Replies!   View Related
Add New Entries To Drop-Down/Validation List
I'm trying to make a sheet that will allow users to either pick from a drop down box, or if the choice they want isn't there, to input data in the same cell. That part I have got. What I can't do is figure out how to have excel add that user input to the list of options, so that they next time the drop down box is used, that "user input" will appear as an option in the drop down. I used data validation to do all these drop downs.

View Replies!   View Related
Auto-Update Validation List When New Entries Added To Source
how to make all cells displaying an item from the list source update with new information added to list source.

Example:
Cell "A1" on worksheet 2 displays the 3rd slot of information from list source on worsheet 5. I want cell "A1" on worksheet 2 to update when the list source information in the 3rd slot on worksheet 5 is changed.

Notes:
The list is set up by naming the columns on Worksheet 5 and is set as a validation list on the other worksheets. So on Worksheet 2 column "A" has the validation

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

List=(Coulumn A 's name on worksheet 5)

View Replies!   View Related
Duplicate Entries For Single Data Points Sets
I am using old macro code in excel written several years ago. I am trying to educate myself to update and improve the macros I am using but not making much progress. This macro is used to record data from a DDE link to a Data Acquisition System. The D-AQ system sends the data points to r5c3:r5c9 typically. The macro then records the data points in those cells to the next row in sequence on a specific time interval. However, the macro is recording duplicate entries for each set of data points. Sometimes just two, but has been as many as four duplicates. I have a remove duplicates macro to run, after the fact, but preventing them from occurring in the first place is the goal. I included the application.wait method at 10 second intervals after the application .OnTime method, but it isn't preventing the duplicates.

Dim delta_time As Date
Dim Count As Integer
Dim n_rows As Integer
Dim start_row As Integer
Dim col_mov As Integer

Sub initialize_button_set()
start_row = 7
Count = 0
n_rows = Worksheets("sheet1").Cells(1, 2).Value
delta_time = Worksheets("sheet1").Cells(2, 2).Value
Application.OnTime Now + delta_time, "get_data"
Rem Worksheets("sheet1").Buttons.Add 275, 0, 72, 36
Worksheets("sheet1").Buttons.Caption = "STOP"
Worksheets("sheet1").Buttons.OnAction = "Halt"
End Sub...........................

View Replies!   View Related
Data Validation To Work When A Duplicate Value Is Pasted Into A Column
I have to enter patient's SSN's into my database. The fastest and most error free way to do this is simply copy the SSN from the electronic chart and paste into the appropriate cell in the database. I don't want duplicates. So, I need the database to alert me when I paste in a duplicate SSN. I know you can set data validation to do prohibit duplicates by using a formula. In the attached spreadsheet the SSN is in column B, so:

View Replies!   View Related
Data Validation List Automatically Show The First Item In The List Rather Than Showing Blank
I can't seem to find a way to make a data validation list automatically show the first item in the list rather than showing blank.

View Replies!   View Related
Named List: Data Validation To Restrict The User To Only Selecting Values In A List
I'm trying to use data validation to restrict the user to only selecting values in a list which I create. Right now, the list is a named range. I'd like to get rid of the range and just use a named list. I create a name using the following as my list.

Insert > Name > Create
Name: Fruit

Refers to:
banana,apple,orange

When I try to use the name Fruit in my data validation, I get the message "The List Source must be a delimited list, or a reference to single row or column." I thought my name "fruit" was a delimited list.

View Replies!   View Related
Setting Widths List Box In Data Validation List
dear....can i set width in list box data validation (width in cell i set short).thanks

View Replies!   View Related
Force Choice From List: Data Validation List
is there a way to force so that a cell value can be only of what a validation droplist offers, hence users can not enter their own values and have to use the droplist for cell content selection.

View Replies!   View Related
Data Validation List, Disallow If Not In List
I am using Data Validation on some fields to create a drop down list from a named range! These fields however allow you to enter values that are not in the list.

Is there a way to make the cell have to be an entry from the data validation list?

View Replies!   View Related
Creating A List Excluding Duplicate Data
In A1 to A10 I have numbers 1 through 10.

In B1 to B10 I have some of the numbers listed from column A, but not all, and in no particular order.

In column C, I would like to list only numbers from A that are not listed in B.

View Replies!   View Related
Allow User To Automatically Add Data To Data Validation List
I am trying to learn the concepts, then apply them to a set of actual worksheets. I am trying to use named ranges from one worksheet in another worksheet. The named ranges need to expand. Although I can get the add data to a dummy worksheet to work within the same worksheet and I can even get a named range to work in the foreign sheet.

My problem is, when I can end up adding the additional data to the named range, it will only add one name. I have a number of named ranges that are referenced on various worksheets. The idea is, certain named ranges should be able to expand so I donft have to type them all in. (There could be hundreds of manufacturers or models.) I would also like them to be able to sort themselves after additional names are added to the named ranges. I would also like them to auto populate as well. I am using Excel 2003 SP3 (11.8307.8221). I have enclosed the file. Drop down lists (named ranges) are on the worksheet called DROP DOWN LISTS (LOCKED) **ITfS NOT CURRENTLY LOCKED**.

The data validation issues are on the worksheet called Rev7.0 Wood (Basic Sheet.) There are other instances to use these, but I hope to learn to do them myself on the other worksheets. Of particular interest is Column f.................

View Replies!   View Related
List Data Validation
The idea is to create a liquor order sheet which takes items and prices from a liquor inventory workbook, which is part of the same file. i'm sure that you can do it all fancy with a macro, but unfortunately i'm not super experienced with excel. so i helped myself with what i know a bit -> drop down lists. I created an extra sheet which has 4 ranges on there... the liquor type (liquor, beer, wine), and the 3 sub classes for each type (red/white/blush/sparkling for wine, draft/import for beer and so on and so forth). On the inventory i named the range of all white wines "white", of all red wines "red" ..

On my order sheet i created a drop down list for type and created 2 more via "indirect" .. so when you select "wine" in the first one, the 2nd one will ask you for white/red/blush/sparkling and the last drop down then for the exact item according to the range on the inventory.

Hope what i did so far is understandable ^.^

Now my problem is that i want the unit cost to be copied when an item is selected. So you select "beer" in A1, "import" in A2, "corona" in A3... and the price for corona (which is written in a cell on the inventory sheet) should show up in A4.

I attached a screen of the inventory sheet so that you can see how it is structured.


View Replies!   View Related
Data Validation From A List
I have a workbook that uses data validation from a list.
The same list is used in several of the individual sheets.
Can one use just one list for different sheets, as I'm having to create separate list for each sheet, which when an overall change needs to be made it is easy to miss one.


View Replies!   View Related
Use Data Validation That Will Pull Data From A Source List
Is there a way to use Data Validation that will pull data from a source list and also be able to type in additional data or just new data in same cell?

View Replies!   View Related
Data Validation List: Ignore Blanks Between Data
In column A I have a list of text. There are blank lines in between the cell that actually contain text. What I am trying to accomplish is create a validation list that will give me only the cells with text in them and ignore the blanks. For example in column A1:A7 I have the following text:

John
Mike

Tony

Jake

My validation list will return those names but will also give me the blanks in between the names.

Is there any way to ignore the blanks?

View Replies!   View Related
Duplicate Entries
I have been trying a number of different functions!

I have the following countif function that is searching a worksheet (Cases Closed) for the name John in Column O and excluding Solutions in column x. The problem I have is there are duplicates cases in Column C that are being counted two and three times.

Is there anyway to have the following function exclude duplicates records in Column C? Just count unique records in Column C?

=(COUNTIF('Cases Closed'!O:O,"John"))-(COUNTIFS('Cases Closed'!O:O, "John", 'Cases Closed'!X:X, "*Solution*"))

View Replies!   View Related
Data Validation "avoid Duplicate And Non Specified No.s"
I have a list of buses numbered something like this 320-360, 700-750, 800-899, 900-990. (but not always consecutive ie... 325 may be deleted). each day I want to enter them into a worksheet call "Shed" ( cells B3:E46) which is how they are parked ie.. bus 320 in B3, 321, in B4, .... bus 700 in E3, 701 in E5 etc....

I only want to be able to enter the bus number once so it won't be allocated in the shed more than once. (the code below provides this, but it also allows entries between the lowest and highest numbers which is not suitable.) The numbers are listed in column M to R

=And(Or(And(B3>=$M$2,B3<=$M$250),And(B3>=$N$2,B3< =$N$250),And(B3>=$O$2,B3<=$O$250),And(B3>=$P$2,B3< =$P$23),And(B3>=$Q$2,B3<=$Q$23),And(B3>=$R$2,B3<=$ R$23)), COUNTIF($B$3:$E$46,B3)<2)

The numbers will also change after time, numbers will be added to and numbers will be removed. I hope I haven't waffled on too much. but that is basicly what I was wanting to do.

View Replies!   View Related
Data Validation List :: Blanks?
I have created data validation list which has 3 flags (Yes, No and Blank). Normally the user will select either Yes or No from column C but i want each time there is no value in either row A or B; i want the code to automatically to select Blank. So basically every time row A or B are blank i want the corresponding row C to be selected "Blank". See attached for more details.

View Replies!   View Related
Data Validation List From Other Sheet
Is it possible in data validation to have a list from other sheet? Example:my list is in Sheet of the same workbook.


View Replies!   View Related
Hyperlink In A Data Validation List
I have 3 sheets:
-Sheet 1
--is where all the sales people work from entering the details of the leads generated and the turnover for each deal
-Sheet2
--Is a single list where sales people can populate with the names of all their leads A4 – A 339, at the moment it is listed as “client 1”; “client 2’ ....the idea would be for the sales person to type over “client 1” with the real name of the client “Jim Smith”
-Sheet 3
--Is a contact tracker for each client, (date and time called, size of project etc...)

In Sheet 1, column C is the “company/lead name” column, I have made this column a data validation list that pulls through all the clients names from Sheet 2 (I have named the range in sheet 2 “ClientList”).

My request:
I would like the clients’ names in Sheet 1’s drop down list to be able to be linked to the specific clients profile in Sheet 3.
--Eg. Jim Smith links to Sheet 3 Cell A54
--Eg. Sarah Mulley links to Sheet 3 Cell E237


View Replies!   View Related
Hidden List Of Data Validation
When I set the data validation list which data must need to place on the same sheet. Does it has any methods to hide the list to prevent the data list?

View Replies!   View Related
Data Validation - List Box
Hello, could some one please help me with the following:

I have created a drop-down list for the range : C3:C65000 using Excel 2003 and Windows XP Pro. I did this using Excel's Data Validation Tool. The settings I used are as follows:

Allow: List
Source: =GROUPS
Check Box Ignore Blank is Ticked
Check Box In-cell dropdown is Ticked

GROUPS = GROUPS!$A$2:$A$29

Now all this works well, such that when I click in the cell range : C3:C65000, then a dropdown list appears - showing a list of all my groups.

However, when I click on any of the dropdown lists in this range, the width of the dropdown list is only as wide as the column. Column C has a width of 20.

What I need please is for the dropdown list to be as wide as the list of information showing in the dropdown list. If some one could please explain on how I can achieve this - that would be great.

View Replies!   View Related
Data Validation List With A Chart
I am trying to create a data validation list with a bar graph. I have tried using the IF and Vlookup formula, but its not working for me. I would like to be able to select classroom # from the drop down menu and the bar graph update selected with student’s name and selected data information. I have attached the file.

View Replies!   View Related
Creating A Data Validation List
I am trying to set the below table up as a validation list. I am having issues with putting it in as list as it creates a new line every time a “,” (comma) occurs. I know I can use the custom and pull the list from a table, but I can’t use this option (the reason I can’t use the table, if interested, is because the single sheet with the validation contains about ~35,000 line items that are being split up into ~200 different sheets. Each sheet is then sent as a separate email…the problem with using the table is that it would on a different spreadsheet to begin with. The email only sends one sheet. As such, it would no longer be able to reference the table).

A - Less than $25,000
B - Between $25,000 and $49,999
C - Between $50,000 and $99,999
D - Between $100,000 and $249,999
E - Between $250,000 and $499,999
F - Between $500,000 and $999,999
G - Over $1,000,000

View Replies!   View Related
Data Validation List From Another Worksheet
I'm using data validation to create a drop down list ina spreadsheet so that users can select from a pre-defined list. I want to be able to maintain this list in a separate worksheet, but when I try to create the list it tells me that "You may not use references to other worksheets or workbooks for Data Validation Criteria". I don't want to maintain the list in the same worksheet as there's a risk of deletion. Is there a way to create a dropdown list in a second worksheet?

View Replies!   View Related
Highlighting For Duplicate Entries
I would like to check column B and if any of these values match values in column J hightlight the cell on the same row as the match on column E green. I don't know much about excel but this would be a tremendous help because i'm looking through quite a bit of data. I've tried using conditional formatting and i can't seem to get that to work for my needs. Let me know if you need anymore information.

View Replies!   View Related
Preventing Duplicate Entries
I'm working on a employee evaluation form. I'm using a Pass/Fail system.
I have a cell designated for PASS & one for FAIL. In these cells, I would put
"YES" if they passed, "YES" if they failed that section.
How can I prevent someone from mistakingly entering Yes in both cells?


View Replies!   View Related
Eliminate All Of The Duplicate Entries
I have a spreadsheet that has account numbers listed multiple times. I need to eliminate all of the duplicate entries...Is there a formula for this...?

View Replies!   View Related
Prevent Duplicate Entries..
New here, I wanna do a "Prevent Duplicate Entries" into my column i try the following: http://www.mrexcel.com/articles/prev...duplicates.php
http://www.theexceladdict.com/_t/t040818.htm

They all work well but if I'm using copy and paste It doesn't work! why is tat so?
Second issue will be i'm wanna do prevent duplication for the whole column not just one cell.

View Replies!   View Related
Clear Duplicate Entries
I am trying to find a macro that will clear duplicate entries in a column of data, and then move to the next column and repeat the process until it gets to a blank column.

There are blank cells between entries in a column. I need to keep the data unsorted as the cells are linked to others in the row, therefore I dont want to delete the cells, just clear the contents.

View Replies!   View Related
Find Duplicate Entries
Got a workbook with 4 worksheets and sometimes we need to cut and paste a row from one worksheet to another, now thats easy now as we are all human and sometimes it gets copied and we have duplicate logs.

Now each sheet has usually not got that many rows in it, but that spreadsheet is getting sent to the highest people in the company and any mistakes look poor.

What i'm looking for is a way that i can highligh any rows that a duplicated in each worksheet. I can do it in each worksheet using conditional formatting with something like = COUNTIF($A8:$A$20,A8)>1. but don't know how to check that is not on any other worksheet. On every worksheet only need to check Col A for the duplicate information

View Replies!   View Related
Duplicate Entries, Validate Only One
In my spreadsheet, on ( sheet A) I pick up a value to a range (O2:O22) from other worksheet (sheet B), the value is validated when a cell in the same range but other column (A2:A10) reach a specific criteria.

But in the same column if the criteria is typed again I gone a have the same value on range( O ), and I dont want that, because this value represents a total for a day, and is to be added to other cell.

I'm using this, to pick up the data
Ex:
(A2:A10) Criteria
(O2:O10) value picked up

on SheetA, Sumif(sheetBA10:A40,A2,SheetBK10:K40)

How can I count only one of the values picked up from sheet B?

View Replies!   View Related
Counting Duplicate Entries
I am trying to determine wether there are duplicate entries within a range and have then counted also. Example:

I have a list if zip codes and I want to find out how many of each zip code are there. If I have a list with:

12345
12345
12345
12346
12346
12347

I want to have it tell me there are 3 of "12345" and 2 of "12346", possibly next to the entry?

12345 3
12345
12345
12346 2
12346
12347

View Replies!   View Related
Stop Duplicate Entries
I want to use (VBA) data vaildation to restrict duplicate entries.

Worksheet Name = "Metal Type"

NoDupe Cell = B15 (allowing text and numbers)

Range to check = (Sheet)="Metal Type" (Range)=A21:A100

Error = Message box "Enter Unique Name in Cell B15"

Then Exit Sub

View Replies!   View Related
Count Of Duplicate Entries
there are unique entries like AU0896 etc. that are repeated in my list.
my job is to find how many unique entries there are and add the count at the end so, basically if there are 6 AU0896 entries, then I must create a AU08966 value.

View Replies!   View Related
Remove Duplicate Entries
Wihitn a large SS I have a column which has a number of entries that may include an amount of duplicate entries. Till now I have been using Sort and them manually deleting the duplicates is anyway that I can select just the Column and then without sorting go down and if a duplicate is found, then the duplicate would be deleted. Meant to say the dta is numeric.

View Replies!   View Related
If Statement For Duplicate Entries
I have a spreadsheet which has data in column A & B. I trying to do an if statement to state "YES" if data in both A and B has been duplicated. EG 111 in (A) & 222 in (B) are a PAIR, im need an if statemnet in Column (C) to say if this PAIR are duplicated in these two columns return "YES". I have tried THREE different methods to do acheive this which are in the attached document. The main issue I am having is the iff statement is returning yes for some of the number when thye are completely different. I have used concatenate, & and tried to multiply the two values to try to make it unique. I have an example of each in the separate tabs.

View Replies!   View Related
Data Validation List With Range Names
I have a monthly report showing actuals and budget for current month (or quarter) and year to date. Range names have been created for (1) each month, (2) each quarter and (3) year to date). I'm using the SUMPRODUCT function to extract information by account. For example:

=SUMPRODUCT(($A9=ACT_Account)*(ACT_Jan))

This formula works except I have to replace the "ACT_Jan" each month accordingly. Can a data validation list be created with the range names so that updating this formula monthly can be simplified? For example, changing "ACT_Jan" to "ACT_Feb" with a drop down list.

View Replies!   View Related
Different Workbook Data Validation Which Updates List
Is it possible to have a workbook (1) with a list on it and another workbook (2) which has a dropdown list on it that shows the list on the 1st workbook. But when a new entry is made on workbook (2) it is added to the list on workbook(1)

View Replies!   View Related
Data Validation List :: Dependant Lists
I have a question regarding the data validation lists. What i have is 4 different lists

Department
Assays
Instrument
Manufacturer

What I want to do is...once a user chooses a department, he gets a list of assays done in the chosen dept. and also a list of instrument used by the dept and a list of manufacturers

I used the examples shown here

http://www.contextures.com/xlDataVal13.html
http://www.contextures.com/xlDataVal02.html

and was able to succeed in creating dependent lists to some extent...I am attaching whatever I have able to accomplish so far, which is able to pull up the assay list based on the dept. ...but am confused as to how to get the Instrument and Manufacturer list at the same time .....please choose 'Chem 2" from the dept list to see what I have managed to do so far

View Replies!   View Related
Custom Data Validation With Dropdown List
I have a data validation in a cell that works like this : if a control cell has the value "F" it validates the input with some dates in a custom list, if not it does nothing.

The formula looks like this :

=IF(F2="F",datelist,"")
It works fine but I also want it to display the drop down list when cell F2 = F, now all i can do is type a value and it checks if it's ok.
Can I do this without using vba ? I will send this to other persons and I don't want the macro warning to pop up when they open it.


View Replies!   View Related
Disapearance Of Data Validation Drop-down List
for some reason my data validation drop down lists have dissapeared. The relevent cells indicate that the data validation has been set-up, but the drop down list is not available for some reason.

View Replies!   View Related
Data Validation List + One Additional Value + Default Value
I would like to set a data validation list with

- the list of values (A1:A10)

- at the top of the list the value "all"

- as default (when opening workbook or when changing depenend validation list) = "all"

View Replies!   View Related
Lock Cells With Data Validation List

I need a macro which will lock the cells after data is entered in the cell once. Cell should should be only edited after a password is provided. I found the following macro but the problem is that it's not locking the cells where I have Data Validation List :

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
If Target.Cells.Count > 1 Then Exit Sub
If Not Intersect(Target, Range("A1:M10000")) Is Nothing Then 'set your range here
ActiveSheet.Unprotect Password:="1234"
Target.Locked = True
ActiveSheet.Protect Password:="1234"
End If
End Sub

View Replies!   View Related
Error Handling For Data Validation List
I have a excel document that is very heavy with Data Validation List Boxes. Below is just one example. Error handling is what I am trying to figure out.
Description:
I have 3 List Boxes.
One list box data is based on data selected in the previous list box.

1st List Box uses this formula: =Series
2nd List Box uses this formula: =INDIRECT($C$2)
3rd List Box uses this formula: =INDIRECT($C$3)

It all works! HOWEVER....
If user decides to go back and change selection in first or second list box, and forgets to change the data in the second or third box, then data will be incorrect. How do I solve this problem?
Is there anyway to write something so it would give them an error message and instructing them to correct the data?

View Replies!   View Related
Data Validation List Can We Show Colors
in a data validation list can we show colors,assume the following list as a data validation list

Item #
Orange =50
Apple =60
Banana=56
Mango = 40

in this list i want to give colors (as shown) to these two items

View Replies!   View Related
Data Validation List With Only Non-blank Cells
I have a list in one worksheet which comes from "=SALESMEN!$D:$D" but the list is extremely long with blank values. How can I make the list only show values from column D which are non-blank?

Currently the list goes up to 30, however I want to use all of Column D from the SALESMEN worksheet, that way if I add to it, the names will automatically be added to the list in the other sheet.

View Replies!   View Related
Copyright © 2005-08 www.BigResource.com, All rights reserved