Disable a Drop Down...

How_Do_I

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If a cell equals a certain value, (say A9 = 1) is there a way to disable a Data Validation Drop Down in another cell (say in A1) or, would I have to use Conditional Formatting to hide any data in A1 so hopeful users will not make a selection whilst A9 = 1… Any ideas please?
 

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Which lookup functions find a value equal or greater than the lookup value?
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GlennUK

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You can disable the drop-down by putting a formula in the List source definition ... but that would just stop the drop-down arrow doing anything, and wouldn't clear any current selection. You'd do Data Validation/List , source :
Code:
=IF(A9<>1,ListName,"")

Would that do?
 
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