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Displaying an Automatic Error Message

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    Displaying an Automatic Error Message

    I'm attempting to have an error message automatically display in a cell. The error message should display when a group of cells with percentages in them do not add up to 100%. How is this done?

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    HI

    One way is to use an IF statement to show the error message when the sum is not 100%, and use conditional formatting to make the cell obvious.

    Put a formula like
    =if(sum(yourrange) <> 1, "PROBLEM HERE","")
    in a cell (say C1) then use conditional formatting on C1 to highlight the cell when the result is PROBLEM HERE.


    HTH

    rylo

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    try out data validation
    select the range you want data validation

    goto data, validation, work with the conditions there.....

    also, search the internet on
    data validation excel

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