How To Check Cell Is Having Validation Or Not Using VBA in Microsoft Excel 2010

In this article, you will learn how to check if the cells contain data validation or not using VBA code.We will use VBA code to create UDF function to return TRUE or FALSE.

You can control the type of data or the values that users enter into a cell through data validation. Data validation helps the owner of the Excel book to restrict data entry to a certain data type.
 
Click on Developer tab

From Code group, select Visual Basic
 
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Click on Insert, and then Module
 
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This will create new module.

Enter the following code in the Module
 
Function ISDatavalidation(rng As Range) As Boolean

    On Error Resume Next

DVtype = rng.Validation.Type

    On Error GoTo 0

 

    If DVtype = 3 Then

ISDatavalidation = True

    Else

ISDatavalidation = False

    End If

End Function
 
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The new UDF formula is created with name ISDatavalidation

There is only one parameter; the lookup cell that needs to be checked whether it contains data validation or not.

Following is the snapshot of the data where column A contains Month through data validation
 
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In cell B1, the formula would be =ISdatavalidation(A1)& then copy down the formula, and we will get the output.
 
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In this way, you can find out whether the cells contain data validation or not.
 
 

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