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VBA Code to avoid hard coded selection

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Dear experts:

below code inserts data validation into cells E3:E1450 of the active worksheet.

I do not want to hardcode the selection but check by means of VBA Code the number of Rows in COLUMN B first and insert that number into the second part of the Range ("E3:E1450").

Example: The number of columns / filled cells of column B is 1872. This number is to be transferred to the line of code where the Range (second part of the seclection) is selected, i.e.

Range("E3:E1872").Select.

Help is much appreciated. Thank you very much in advance.

Regards, Andreas


Sub MacroDataValidation()

    Range("E3:E1450").Select
    With Selection.Validation
        .Add Type:=xlValidateList, AlertStyle:=xlValidAlertStop, Operator:= _
        xlBetween, Formula1:="=DD_Range"
        .IgnoreBlank = True
        .InCellDropdown = True
        .InputTitle = ""
        .ErrorTitle = ""
        .InputMessage = ""
        .ErrorMessage = ""
        .ShowInput = True
        .ShowError = True
    End With
End Sub
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kgerb earned 2000 total points
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Hello Andreas,
Try this.

Kyle
Sub MacroDataValidation()
    With Range("E3:E" & Cells(Rows.Count, "B").End(xlUp).Row).Validation
        .Add Type:=xlValidateList, AlertStyle:=xlValidAlertStop, Operator:= _
        xlBetween, Formula1:="=DD_Range"
        .IgnoreBlank = True
        .InCellDropdown = True
        .InputTitle = ""
        .ErrorTitle = ""
        .InputMessage = ""
        .ErrorMessage = ""
        .ShowInput = True
        .ShowError = True
    End With
End Sub

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by:AndreasHermle
ID: 37814506
Hi Kyle,

this did the trick! Thank you very much for your professional and swift support.  I really appreciate it.

Regards, Andreas
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by:kgerb
ID: 37814851
You're welcome.  Glad to help.

Kyle
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