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Excel 2016 Data Validation

Last Modified: 2018-02-02
Hello this may be a long shot but I need some assistance with data validation.

We are currently using a new tool to automate firewall requests in our network which will pull the requested information from an spreadsheet

Currently for the protocol / ports the users are requesting it is formatted like this

Single Port Request:
Users may continue to add as many ports as they require as long as they are separated by a comma

TCP 80, 443

UDP 50

Port Range:
 Users may continue to add as many ports ranges as they require as long as they are separated by a comma

TCP 5000-5010

UDP 5000-5010, 5030-5040


The validation that I require is as follows


1.) All requests must start with either TCP or UDP not both

2.) All ports must be between 0 to 65535.

3.) No other characters or unnecessary spaces within the cell


Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated as I don't even know if this is possible to perform.
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