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I am using data validation and I need to set it up so that if a cell is added to the source, it will automatically add it to my list box. For example, right now the source for the validation is:
=$BA$1:$BA$28
How do I set it up so that if I input into Range("BA29 "), it will automatically update it?


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by:WJReid
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Hi,

If you make it a dynamic range,

Insert|Name|Define, then type in the Name of the Range you want (RangeName) for example and in the formula box type

=offset(BA1,0,0,counta(BA1:BA200))
This will allow up to 200 entries.

then do the validation and set it up to =RangeName
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Hi,

In the Data|Validation, first select List, then in the Source box type =RangeName or whatever you call the range you have used for the validation.
You could also use $ to make it absolute values, e.g.

=offset($BA$1,0,0,counta($BA$1:$BA$200))
then you can copy the validation to other cells. If you need more than 200 entries, just change the 200 in the formula to whatever you like.

Bill
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by:patrickab
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You could set it up with this in the 'source box in Data Validation:

=BA:BA

That would include anything you have in column BA.

If you want to include only those cells containing something put this in the source box:

=OFFSET($D$1,0,0,COUNTA($D:$D),1)
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by:patrickab
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Bill - That's a cross over... although I got the column wrong in the dynamic range - Patrick
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