Data validation in Google Spreadsheet.

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danish6061

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I have a Google spreadsheet that has a list of problems, the resolution to those problems, and the status of completion.
Column G is where the users are to enter the needed resolution to the problem. Column H is where the users indicate the status (with only three options):
* Not started
* In Progress
* Complete

Users should always enter text into column G that explains what the resolution to the problem is. Then they should change the status to indicate it is now either "In Progress" or "Complete".
I have conditional formatting set so the cell in column G is highlighted in bright yellow until something is entered into it, but users are still sometimes changing the status without providing a resolution which I'd like to prevent.

Is there a way to prevent the user from changing the status to "In Progress" or "Complete" until something has been entered in the resolution column. So if they try to change the status without something being entered in Column G (Resolution column), they would receive an error message letting them know they must first enter a resolution before they can change the status.

Is there a way to do that in Google spreadsheet?
Thanks!
 

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