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Excel 2007 VBA to Check for listbox selection

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I have a data validation list in cell E2.  I want to prevent data entry in cell E3 if a selection has not been made in E2.   Thus display an error message an lock E3

If a selection is made in E2 than I want to let a data value be entered in cell E3.  Thus no message and unlock E3.

I need these actions to occur when focus is on cell E3.
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is that what you want ?
make sure macroes are enabled and test this in Sheet1 for cells E2 and E3 it is VBA code.
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E2E3.xls
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by:Shanan212
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You can do this without VBA

Enter this as data validation formula on E3

=LEN(E2)>0

Also uncheck choose  'ignore blank' and enter error message as I entered.

This wouldnt let any entries on E3 as long as E2 is blank (or length of E2 value is zero)

See book attached
Book1.xlsx
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