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Allow entries in one cell only if value in another cell is true

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    Allow entries in one cell only if value in another cell is true

    I want to allow any entries in cells A1, A2 & A3 only if "X" has been entered in cell B1.

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    Re: Allow entries in one cell only if value in another cell is true

    Use data validation, custom formula in cells A1, A2, A3. The formula will be

    =$B$1="X"

    Note that this will prevent entry into those cells to begin with, but if B1 is changed to something other than X, data already entered in those cells will remain.
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    Re: Allow entries in one cell only if value in another cell is true

    Direct hit! Works very nicely! I did get tripped up for a minute - needed to uncheck ignore blanks in my situation.

    THANKS!

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    Re: Allow entries in one cell only if value in another cell is true

    You're welcome! Thanks for the rep, and thanks for marking your thread Solved!

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