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Behavior of tables & data validation

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Hello - I'm trying to automate a data maintenance worksheet that will feed pivot tables & charts on other tabs.

It already had ~100 rows, and I converted that range into a table

Then I added data validation lists as needed

But now when I go down to the first empty row to add new data, the table does not enlarge to include the new row, and the data validation lists are not on the new row.

Shouldn't the table expand to include a new row?

Is there a way to make the data validation lists effect the new row?

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To copy validation to individual  cells  you can use 'copy, past special, validation'.

However you are correct that the table can expand and bring formula/format/validations with it to the new row - this is controlled by autoformat - which you can find under options, proofing, autocorrect options, "autoformat as you type"  make sure the 'extend table....' option is checked

Note that data validation will only copy if its applied to the whole table-column identically - you can't mix and match and have excel 'guess' which applies

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