Cell format

one_more_cave_dweller

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Is it possible to format one cell to only allow a user to enter a value based on the contents of another cell. For example cell A2 would not let you enter a value unless cell A1 said January.

Thanks :pray:
 

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P Sitaram

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Put this in the sheet module:

Code:
Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
    If Intersect(Target, [a1:a2]) Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    If UCase([a1]) <> "JANUARY" Then [a2].ClearContents
    
End Sub

Note: The code ensures that if `January' is subsequently deleted or changed, A2 is cleared.
 

Smitty

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In A2 you can use Data-->Validation-->Custom-->Formula-->=A1="January"

Note that you only get 3 shots per cell with Data Validation, so that may be an issue with 12 months... :wink:

Post back if that doesn't fit your bill.

HTH,

Smitty
 

Tazguy37

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Do the validation the same way, but change the formula to:

=OR(A1="January",A1="February")
(Add conditions as necessary. Didn't try it, but you should be able to have up to 30.)

Isn't that cool? You come up with some neat stuff, Smitty!
 

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