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Aloha Excel Guru’s.
I am hoping someone can provide a way to provide better validation than Excel’s default decimal validation (Excel 2007). I have cells configured to only accept decimal values between 0 and 100. I need to further restrict the input values to one decimal place.
Desired Result: Accept “70.1” as valid data but not “70.11”
Thanks in advance.
if you want to enter this in G29.. like I just happened to be in that cell.. then use this formula:
=IF(G29=INT(G29*10)/10,IF(G29>=0, IF(G29<=100,TRUE,FALSE),FALSE),FALSE)
First, this takes the integer of g29*10, so it actually moves the decimal point, then divides by 10,.. and if that's equal to what was entered, then there were no more than 1 decimal points entered...
then I had to add two more IF statements just to limit it between 0 and 100
Perhaps:
=AND(TRUNC(G29,1)=G29,G29>=0,G29<=100)
Office 2007/2010
Thank you, I seem to get a few of your solutions to work in a different cell but can I put a formula in the actual data validation seciton?
Hopefully this is not a silly questions cuz I can't find an option that will accept the formula.
Yogi,
That doesn't limit the range to 0-100.
Although the op may not want whole numbers, your formula doesn't allow them.
Perhaps if a forced decimal place is required:
=AND(LEN(MID(B1,FIND(".",B1)+1,255))=1,B1>=0,B1<=100)
Last edited by Scott Huish; Apr 17th, 2008 at 08:43 PM.
Office 2007/2010
Hi HOTPEPPER:
Thanks for pointing out about the 0 to 100 range. I was focussing on 1 significant digit after the decimal point and overlooked the 0 to 100 range issue. That can be added as AND condition to my formula.
My proposed solution is one way and not necessarily the best, the most efficient, or the shortest.
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