I created a work sheet with drop down using data validation. Copied it through out the sheet. When I opened it , the drop down list was not there. When I tried to enter information it didn't let me enter a value. Please help.
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Posted 08 December 2014 - 08:04 PM
When you say "it didn't let me enter a value", what do you mean? Are you unable to enter values anywhere in the worksheet?
If you're unable to edit the worksheet, it seems likely that it has been protected, and this is the reason you're not able to change it. For instructions on how to unprotect a worksheet, see the video lesson: Expert Skills Lesson 7-11 Restrict the cells users are allowed to change.
If the worksheet isn't protected and you simply can't edit the cells that you have applied validation to, it sounds like your validation rules have gone wrong somehow. You can check the validations that are in place by clicking: Data > Data Tools > Data Validation.
For more on how to apply and edit validation rules, see the video lesson: Expert Skills Lesson 2-7 Validate numerical data.
For a walkthrough of applying 'drop down' list validation, see the video lesson: Expert Skills Lesson 2-11 Add a table-based dynamic list validation.
I hope this helps and you're able to solve the problem, but if not please feel free to attach a copy of the workbook and I will take a look at it.
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