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For questions involving issues with Data Validation (a set of validation rules restricting cell's input) in Google Sheets.

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How to combine FILTER with TRANSPOSE in data validation custom formula

Cells A2, C2, and E2 contain the data I want to make my custom list for data validation. Cells B2 and D2 have data I don't want in the list (just text - "vs" - in them). So, I'm trying to use the ...
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Create list by cell color

I have a master list of trading cards. I'd love to be able to use a color coding system. For example, if Green is cards I've already collected, when I highlight the background of the cell green, I ...
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Google Spreadsheet cell value dependant on other cell value

I am trying to make on cell value dependent on another cell value in the same row. I have a "Project List" spreadsheet with Data Validation list in column B with several Project Status (IE: Urgent, ...
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Google Sheets data validation help

I am trying to do this simple thing in Google Sheets with data validation, so what I want to do is not allow people to put negative numbers and numbers with decimals. I've been trying a lot of ...
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Auto numbering Google sheets

I want to have auto numbering dependent on cell drop down box in helper column so i can sorted out. If someone pick Start in A2 to have number 1 in B2. Then if they skip one or two and chose Start ...
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Dropdown list created from a list in one cell

Is it possible to create a dropdown list from only one cell as a source? Each element separated by commas?
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Using a checkbox to auto-populate a row on another sheet

I have this spreadsheet which is used for receiving and recording work. SST responses sheet is where people submit requests, Workload is where we record all work. I'm wanting it so that when someone ...
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Validation of cell values

I have a problem (like everyone here, obviosly). In the sheet in the column E from row 2 (row 1 is the heading) I have to choose some text: Text1, Text2... Depending on the choice of value (it should ...
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Protect spreadsheet against duplicate data and sheet addition/deletion

There are some people that love to troll and spam my Google spreadsheet with useless info. Google Sheet lacks granular permission restriction. I need to prevent duplicate data from being submitted. I ...
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If checked, add row to data chart?

Basically, I have been working on some automated solutions to show the date and data for the most recent 4 weeks on this data sheet. There are still some bugs to work out, but the last thing I need to ...
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Stop drop-down box errors

So I'm trying to use the drop-down menus to restrict human input, but there is a formula than can fill in those cells with information that I don't want humans to be able to enter in. The formula does ...