data validation -- lists keep breaking

PortoMarco

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Hi

Each time I create a drop down list through data validation, save my file, close it, re-open: the list breaks.

Why?

Background:

I have independant lists on 4 different tabs. All the lists on these tabs point to a specific column on a fifth tab, which I call "inputs"

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How exactly are you creating the DV lists?
 

PortoMarco

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Data - Data Validation

Allow: List
Source: =Inputs!$H$12:$H$24 (example)

This is what I have in =Inputs!$H$12:$H$24

janv-14
févr-14
mars-14
avr-14
mai-14
juin-14
juil-14
août-14
sept-14
oct-14
nov-14
déc-14
YTD

<colgroup><col></colgroup><tbody>
</tbody>
 

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Is your file an .xls format?
 

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That's the problem. You can't have a DV source that refers directly to another sheet in an .xls file. You have to name the range in the other sheet (using Name Manager on the Formulas tab) and then use that name as the source.
 
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