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How can get EXCEL to validate that input values in a column are unique?

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Jeff
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Jeff,

To Allow only unique values in column A, do this:

1. Select column A
2. Data - Validation
3. Allow: Custom
   Formula: =COUNTIF(A:A,A1)=1
4. Click "OK"

Ture Magnusson
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Recorcocholis Batman.... nice answer Ture.
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Many thanks.  I knew it could be done but I'm sure I wouldn't have found that.

Jeff

Brussels, Belgium
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by:ture
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You are welcome, Jeff! I'm glad that I could help you with this.

/Ture
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