Solved Default when using data validation

January 30, 2018 at 13:27:15
Specs: Windows 7
I am working on an excel spreadsheet. How can I create a default "setting" when using a list from data validation?

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January 30, 2018 at 13:44:44
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What do you mean by a default "setting"?

Are you asking how to have the cell with the data validation start with the same value?

If so,

1 - Use a Named Range as your Source for the validation list (e.g. =MyValidationList)
2 - Select the cell and enter the following formula in the formula bar:


The data validation cell will display the third item from your list, but only until a list item is chosen and then the formula will be lost.

If you can't lose the formula, then I think that a macro will be required. We will need a lot more detail related to what you are trying to do if that is the case.

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