Data Validation - Control What User Enters Into Single Cell Based On Others

Nov 29, 2013

I want to control what a user enters into a single cell based on others.E.g.

A B
1 20 500
2 50 500
3 75 500
4 100 300

Column A is a thickness and column b is a width what I want to happen if the user enters a thickness in cell D1 and a width in cell D2 I want an error to pop up if for instance the user enters 100 as a thickness to only allow a maximum of 300 in the width. likewise if the user enters a thickness less than 100 in cell D1 to allow him to enter up to 500.

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