Solved

Date Validatation

Posted on 2013-02-06
4
161 Views
Last Modified: 2013-03-06
I have a colum of cells that I want to allow the user to only be able to enter in valid dates ex: 2/5/13.  However, when I changed the format to Date and locked the sheet so they could not change the format they are still able to add stupid stuff in like 2/5/13 (Annex).  How can I control this better in excel 2003?  

Thanks,
0
Comment
Question by:flfmmqp
4 Comments
 
LVL 26

Accepted Solution

by:
pony10us earned 250 total points
ID: 38859951
From the menu bar:

Data
Validation
Change to Date
Input a beginning date (I use 1/1/1900)
Input an ending date (I use 12/31/2100)
Complete the other two tabs as desired

Then you need to copy/paste specail validation in the rest of the cells.
0
 
LVL 45

Assisted Solution

by:aikimark
aikimark earned 250 total points
ID: 38861585
In the change event for the worksheet or the workbook, you can validate the data.  The event has a parameter that tells you the location that was changed (range object parameter).  You can check the column of the range to see if you need to validate it.

Use the IsDate() function.
0
 
LVL 46

Expert Comment

by:Martin Liss
ID: 38957039
This question has been classified as abandoned and is closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See the recommendation for more details.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Recently Microsoft released a brand new function called CONCAT. It's supposed to replace its predecessor CONCATENATE. But how does it work? And what's new? In this article, we take a closer look at all of this - we even included an exercise file for…
Using Word 2013, I was experiencing some incredible lag when typing.  Here's what worked for me....
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate on a Mac how to change the sort order for chart legend values and decrpyt the intimidating chart menu.
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate the scrolling table in Microsoft Excel using the INDEX function.

896 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

16 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now