Drop Down?

cowells

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Morning all, I have a column with text in (fluid, none fluid) over time the entries have become incorrect (mis spelt etc).

So I want to create a column that has a drop down selection instead (as I have a formula that uses that cell detail as prt of another operation). Which fails due to the point above. I know who to create a list(drop down) and a validation rule), but how can I get the current value into those cells? Without doing a manual cell by cell change? Circa 1600 rows...

any ideas. Cheers
 

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diddi

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if you filter the column you can select all the versions of the value. then type the correct one at the top and fill down.
 

cowells

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Cheers, Yes, both those work.

But what about then doing the list? To stop it happening again?
 

mart37

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When you have a list in the column no mistakes can be made.
You select the old cells and the empty cells and add a validationlist to the cells.
 

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