Data Validation: Restrict The Value Entered On A Sales Sheet To Force The Value To Be Over 15% Margin
Mar 12, 2009
I want to restrict the value entered on a sales sheet to force the value to be over 15% margin. In column M you enter a value in column N it report the margin. I want to force the value in M to give a minimum 15% in column N or report an error.
I have a price sheet for my store in Excel. I want to make the spreadsheet easy for my sales people to use to calculate differing profit levels. I'd like to embed a drop down box at the top (I can do that part) that they can select, say, 10%...20%...30% markup. I know how to do that basic formula. I don't understand how to link that formula to a number selected in a drop down box. I don't know how to make the prices change based on the value selected in the drop down box. I can't do vlookup because it's about 1500 lines long. Also, it doesn't have to be drop down box based--that's just the idea in my head. I tried just making a macro that would run when they hit the button, but when the macro runs it switches the focus back to the top, very annoying if you were looking at prices on cell D811.
I have an Excel spreadsheet that I use to schedule employees. I use this to assign sections to various employees. I was wondering if there is a formula that will restrict me entering the same "section" (or data) on the spreadsheet twice. The page is rather large and sometimes I can enter the same section without knowing it until I manually check it.
I have a section of my program that asks for board scores (point value is 6-10 in increments of .5) I have set up a data validation so that users can only enter those specific values. Problem is, none of the values can be more than 1 point from each other. (the part I have yet to figure out)
Example, if the first value is a 6.5 the second is 7.0 and the third is a 9.0, I need the data validation to display an error because the 9.0 is beyond the one point spread.
Summary: Display an error message if any of the points are more than 1.0 point from another.
I have two fields that do the same thing [preset selection vs custom entry], and I need to restrict one from holding any data if the other already does. One field is a drop-down menu, and the other is a decimal entry. It was easy to restrict the decimal from being entered if a drop-down selection has already been made - Data Validation prevents any entry unless the drop-down cell is blank. It's not so easy to restrict the drop-down, however, as it already uses List-type Data Validation to allow only values from a specified range.
Does anyone have any ideas for allowing the drop-down to function as normal if a specific other field or range is blank, but not allowing a selection to be made if that specific field or range already has data in it? I've attached a simplified example worksheet.
I'm using Excel 2010, and I need to restrict the value the user can enter into a cell (E9).
In cell E3 is the screen width (pixels). eg 6024 In cell E5 is the preferred width of a window. eg 450
The user, in cell E9, enters an x coordinate for which they prefer the top left corner of the window whose width is specified in E5.
If the value that the user enters in E9, added to the width entered in E5, exceeds the value of E3, (if E9+E5 > E3) then the value should be disregarded (window will be off right of screen) and the user re-enter.
I'm not familiar with the use of data validation, so I'm uncertain as to how to use it in this circumstance.
I have a data entry worksheet where a user may use the space bar to delete a wrong entry instead of the delete key. How can I allow this without triggering an error message for a cell which is valid for blanks or a positive number including 2 decimals? The checkbox for "Ignore Blanks" does NOT ignore this is the cell is blanked with the space bar.
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.
I am trying to restrict a cell to only be able to input the letter "i" multiple times, almost like a tally sheet, in other words I want the cell to be restriced to one letter, but allow that letter to be entered multiple times.
I have Worksheet 1, with columns A to E. I would like a row to be copied to Worksheet 2, as soon as cell F in Worksheet 1 is populated. Also the row to be deleted from Worksheet 1.
So, as soon as F1 in worksheet 1 is populated and enter button pressed, row A1:F1 will be copied to the next empty row in worksheet 2, while being deleted from worksheet 1. So eventually all rows in worksheet 1 will be deleted and rows in worksheet 2 will be populated.
I have a spreadsheet that I add to daily with 3 Columns that are always the same. Name, ID number and Phone Number.
Is there a way to make it so that when other people in my department use this that no matter how they enter the name, it is always formatted the same. No matter they enter the ID number and phone number they are always formatted the same. I've tried some variations of data validation but couldn't get to where I need to be.
Attached is a simple example. I'd like the name to always be formatted as Smith, Bob I'd like the ID Number to always be formatted as xxx xx xxx I'd like the Phone Number to always be formatted as xxx xxx xxxx
On Sheet 1 I have Data Validation Lists set up. On Sheet 2 I have the information populating from what is entered on Sheet 1, only problem is...when I don't have anything entered in the cell(s) on Sheet 1 then the cell(s) on Sheet 2 reflect 0. I would like the cell(s) to remain blank if nothing is entered on Sheet 1.
I'm using the following code to try to ensure a value is entered into a text box, but when I click over to the next text box skipping the first one entirely, I don't receive any message indicating the previous box is empty. I'm trying to make it so certain fields are required and others are optional. Here's the code I'm currently using:
My 10 MB excel file has calculation mode always automatic. It has 100 worksheet. Only a few of these worksheets are enable for calculation, for performance optimization.
Therefore, I use the macro: Worksheets("sheet1").EnableCalculation = False When needed, I do: Worksheets("sheet1").EnableCalculation = True
Unfortunately, from time to time, the calculation does not work. By chance I realize that by insterting a cell in this worksheet, the EnableCalculation became active. My problem is that I feel this is happening randomly, depending on worksheet, maybe depending on users or on sequences of entries.
Is there a way to force the inputs of a pop-up window to be a certain format? I have a macro that copies and renames a sheet based upon user inputs....but it only uses a pop-up window with dialogue only explaining that that is how they SHOULD name the sheet (DD-MM-YY) without using restricted characters. Moreover, it would be great if it would check the name against names already in the workbook to prevent an error for duplicate sheet names or force it to be whatever DD-MM-YY they input as DD-MM-YY(2) etc.
Application. ScreenUpdating = False
'Copies and Renames Summary Sheets("Summary").Select ActiveSheet.Unprotect ActiveWorkbook.Unprotect On Error Goto ErrorHandler Dim Myinput Myinput = InputBox("Enter the Count Date in the format DD-MM-YY (INCLUDING DASHES). You cannot use any of the following symbols: : / ? * [ ]. You cannot prepare more than one count sheet per date input.")
I am trying to determine the top contributors to 50% of sales based on cumulative percent of sales (see attached file). I can determine if percent of sales is less than 50%, but I need to include the person that pushes the group of top performers over the 50% mark.