In this article, we will learn how to add an input message in data validation while entering the specific entries in the cell, using VBA in Microsoft Excel.
Data Validation is the tool that is used to restrict the entry in a range or data so that we can define that which type of data should be entered in the sheet.
Let’s take an example and understand:-
We have countries’ name in D column, and in cell A1, we want to create a drop down filter for countries’ name.
We want to highlight the cell A1 and make the drop down list to countries’ name and put the message to let the users know which entries need to be entered in the range.
Follow below given steps and code:-
Sub DropDownFilter() Dim lastrow As Long lastrow = Worksheets("sheet1").Cells(Rows.Count, "D").End(xlUp).Row With Range("A1:A10").Validation .Add Type:=xlValidateList, AlertStyle:=xlValidAlertStop, Operator:=xlBetween, Formula1:="=$D$2:$D" & lastrow .IgnoreBlank = True .InCellDropdown = True .InputTitle = "Message" .InputMessage = "Enter only countries name" Range("A1:A10").Interior.ColorIndex = 37 End With End Sub
First we had defined all the variables, then we had created the range which would help to create the dynamic drop down filter. Similarly, we had defined the input title and Input message. And then we had defined the destination where we want to create the drop down list and then we would fill the cell with color.
To run the code press the key F5 on your keyboard
In this way, we can add an input message in data validation through VBA in Microsoft Excel.
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