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How to set up data validation on a given column and still use the filter on the column head?

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Hello - I set up data validation lists on all the columns of a worksheet (by selecting each column), and now I can't use the column heads for AutoFiltering.

Can you have these features together? If so, how?

(Excel 2010)

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I don't see why not.  Did you also apply data validation to the top row?  Maybe you should remove them from there if you have.
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I did that, but the "funnel" is still disabled when I select the column headers row
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Ok, I think I stumbled on to it...

I had all the rows & columns in a table, then added some notes and other miscellany which got included in the table

So when I re-sized the table back to just the raw data, and selected only those column heads, the funnel is enabled now.

Thanks for your response
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