Free Excel Tutorial for Engineers : Data Validation


When working on lengthy worksheets, you might have to enter data from a particular list of items. In such cases typing the same thing again and again can be avoided by creating a drop down menu. To create a drop down menu, follow the steps given below:

  1. Select the required cells, go to the data ribbon and click on the data validation option under data validation.
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  1. Go to the settings tab in the dialog box and from the drop down menu below Allow select the list option.
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  1. Then select the source cells containing the list of items that you want to enter, or type the required options in the space provided separated by commas and click ok.
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