Don't want cells left blank when using Data validation

trucker

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I am using Data Validation and I don't want the user to go past a cell without putting in an entry. When I leave the box (ignore blank) unchecked it doesn't do anything after I have protected the document.

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Dexter

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Data Validation

The only way I could accomplish what you are attempting is by: 1) Using a drop down list; 2) unchecking "lignore blank"; 3) choose any value form the list; 4) and last, protect the sheet.

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trucker

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The user can add anything they want--- the cell just can't be left blank so a drop down list won't work
 

Mark W.

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Why not set "Text length not equal to 0" and uncheck "Ignore blanks"?
 

trucker

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I tried that and it still lets the user to tab past that cell to the next cell that needs information anyother ideas
 

Mark W.

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Data Validation only governs the Edit process. If you don't edit the cell Data Validation has no impact.
 

trucker

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So is there a way that I can get the user to input something before moving to the next cell?
 

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