Data Validation, the use of ranges restricts error alerts

bsnapool

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Hi All

Tryed to doing a google search on this but to no avail.. Can some body enlighten me on this?

I tried to create a validation list, with using a named range on another sheet. Entered my error alert if (somebody enters incorrect info).

I tested this and it allows me to enter data other than on the list...

Any ideas?
 

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NBVC

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Make sure the "show error alert after invalid data is entered." checkbox is checked in the Error Alert tab.
 

bsnapool

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Got it. It was because I hightlighted the whole column.

It wont let you know add error alerts when the whole column is selected.

Thanks for your reply anyway..

Andrew
 

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