Validate Cell Value Against Range Or Array

Apr 18, 2007

I would like to use VBA to validate the data in an Excel worksheet against either a named range or an array of valid data.

The valid data comes from an accounting system. It is a list of customer numbers. I am using ODBC and SQL to get the data into an array and then into a named range. This is working fine.

I want to validate the customer number column in my source Excel worksheet against either the array or the named range.

There are a variable number of lines in the source data.

I have a VBA procedure which starts at cell A2 and then works down column A until it reaches a blank cell.

I would like to use a VBA formulae which does something like:

IF active cell offset (0,3).Value in (named range or array)
Then set cell colour for active cell offset (0,3) = Green
Else set cell colour for active cell offset (0,3) = Red
End If

Or something like that.

Can this be done using VBA? Or do I need to create a new column in my source data and use VBA to place a VLOOKUP based on a named range into this new column?

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Apr 28, 2009

I have been trying to figure out how to use a named range (on another sheet) to validate the user entered data in a specific column. All my attempts at utilizing worksheet_change event have ended in errors. I've created a simple workbook that shows what I'm trying to do and have attached it to this message. The 'Sample (Data)' worksheet has the data table that would be completed by the user. On the 'Validation' worksheet I have named the range to be used to validate the data as 'rngVal'. So when something is entered under the 'Expense Type' heading, the code would verify that the value entered was contained in the 'myVal' validation list. If it was not present in the list, a msgbox would instruct you to try again. After stealing bits of knowledge and code from many of the posts on this site I cobbled together the following (which results in an error at the 'set rngFind' line):

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
Dim rngFind As Range
'Set Target = Cells(ActiveCell.Row, ActiveCell.Column)
Set rngFind = Range("rngVal"). Find(Target.Value)
'If data in column C changes, do the following
If Target.Column = 3 Then
'If the value is found on the validation list, do nothing.
If rngFind Is Nothing Then
MsgBox "You must enter one of the following in this cell:"
With Application
.EnableEvents = False
.EnableEvents = True
End With
End If
End If
End Sub

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A, B, C, D, Q, R
1, b, 1, 2, 1, existing


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HTML Code: 

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