Introduction To MS Excel tutorial
Chapter 1: MS Excel Basics

Chapter 2: Editing Worksheet In Excel

Chapter 3: Formatting Cells

Chapter 4: Formatting Worksheets

Chapter 5: Working With Formulas

Chapter 6: Advanced Operations

How To Perform Data Validation In MS Excel 2010

Data validation features allows users to set up certain rules which dictates want can be entered in the cells.

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Validation Criteria

In order to perform data validations, follow these steps.

  • Select the range or the cell.
  • Choose Data, followed by Data Tools, Data Validation. A dialogue box will appear on the screen having three tab settings, Input Message and Error alert.

Setting Tab

Setting tab will offer a dropdown menu wherein you can choose the criteria including Any Value, Whole Number, Decimal, List, Date, Time, Text Length and Custom.

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Input Message Tab

You can even set the input help message by sampling filling the title and Input message, which will appear the cell whenever it is selected.

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Error Alert Tab

Likewise, fill the title and error message and it will be displayed whenever someone access the selected cell.

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