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I have a list set up for the user to select from and have selected entire column as the range. The problem I have is when the user goes to cell to select the scroll bar is in the middle of the dropdown list vs the top.

How can I force the scroll to the top without having to select the specific range of cells? I need to leave it the entire column in case more data is added.

Thank you.
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the drop down will move to the item in the list that matches the content of the cell, there is no way to change this as far as I know. If you put a blank cell at the top of the list it will start there first but once an entry is made it will track down to that one
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by:Ejgil Hedegaard
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It is possible to make the validation list so only values are shown, not the blanks at the bottom.
Make the list on Sheet2, column A, with a header, and type the values from A2 down.
No blanks allowed in between.
Create a named range List1, with a “Refers to” property of:
=Sheet2!$A$2:INDEX(Sheet2!$A:$A,COUNTA(Sheet2!$A:$A))

In the Datavalidation use list reference to =List1
By using a named range, the list can be on another sheet.

See file.
Datavalidation-no-blanks.xlsx
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by:thenrich
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Actually figured this out about 30 sec after I posted the question. This is exactly what I did.
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