Restrict Choice in Shared WB (drop down alternative)?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by joshking247, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. joshking247


    Jan 10, 2018
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    Hi All,

    I'm hoping someone can offer advice.

    I would like to know if there are any alternatives to drop down menus for a shared workbook. Something where only a predetermined list of options can be entered into each column.

    The reason is that I wanted to make a database of clients and originally intended to have a number of fields with drop down menus to describe details relating to them. The workbook needs to be shared so that multiple people can enter details in different fields. I only realised at the end that data validation is greyd out.

    If was thinking that the worst case scenario could be that I enter a formula which would display an error of one of the cells in a row did not equal one of the predetermined choices. Is this the best solution or can anyone help me improve on it?

    Thanks in advance for any help!

    joshking247, Jan 10, 2018
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