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 [email protected] November 28th 08 05:23 PM

alpha numeric data validation for excel

I want to use a non vb formula in data validation for an excel formula
to make the user enter the first 2 characters of a field as UPPERCASE
letters i.e. AB12345 - the format is always the same 2 letters 5
numbers.

Any ideas?

 vezerid November 28th 08 06:07 PM

alpha numeric data validation for excel

With the validated cell being A2:

=PRODUCT(--(CODE(MID(A2,ROW(INDIRECT("1:2")),1))=65))*PRODUC T(--(CODE
(MID(A2,ROW(INDIRECT("1:2")),1))<=90))*PRODUCT(--ISNUMBER(--MID(A2,ROW
(INDIRECT("3:7")),1)))

A bit complex but ensures that no . or E will be used in the last five
digits.

HTH
Kostis Vezerides

On Nov 28, 7:23*pm, wrote:
I want to use a non vb formula in data validation for an excel formula
to make the user enter the first 2 characters of a field as UPPERCASE
letters i.e. AB12345 - the format is always the same 2 letters 5
numbers.

Any ideas?

 T. Valko November 28th 08 07:17 PM

alpha numeric data validation for excel

That allows more than 7 characters:

AB12345xxxxxx
AB1234567890

This seems to work:

=SUM(2-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(LEFT(A2,2),CHAR(ROW(INDIRECT("65:90 "))),"")),--(COUNT(-MID(A2,ROW(INDIRECT("3:7")),1))=5),--(LEN(A2)=7))=4

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"vezerid" wrote in message
...
With the validated cell being A2:

=PRODUCT(--(CODE(MID(A2,ROW(INDIRECT("1:2")),1))=65))*PRODUC T(--(CODE
(MID(A2,ROW(INDIRECT("1:2")),1))<=90))*PRODUCT(--ISNUMBER(--MID(A2,ROW
(INDIRECT("3:7")),1)))

A bit complex but ensures that no . or E will be used in the last five
digits.

HTH
Kostis Vezerides

On Nov 28, 7:23 pm, wrote:
I want to use a non vb formula in data validation for an excel formula
to make the user enter the first 2 characters of a field as UPPERCASE
letters i.e. AB12345 - the format is always the same 2 letters 5
numbers.

Any ideas?

 vezerid November 28th 08 07:38 PM

alpha numeric data validation for excel

Biff,

thanks for the new ideas you gave me.

Kostis

On Nov 28, 9:17*pm, "T. Valko" wrote:
That allows more than 7 characters:

AB12345xxxxxx
AB1234567890

This seems to work:

=SUM(2-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(LEFT(A2,2),CHAR(ROW(INDIRECT("65:90 "))),"")),--(COUNT(-MID(A2,ROW(INDIRECT("3:7")),1))=5),--(LEN(A2)=7))=4

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"vezerid" wrote in message

...
With the validated cell being A2:

=PRODUCT(--(CODE(MID(A2,ROW(INDIRECT("1:2")),1))=65))*PRODUC T(--(CODE
(MID(A2,ROW(INDIRECT("1:2")),1))<=90))*PRODUCT(--ISNUMBER(--MID(A2,ROW
(INDIRECT("3:7")),1)))

A bit complex but ensures that no . or E will be used in the last five
digits.

HTH
Kostis Vezerides

On Nov 28, 7:23 pm, wrote:

I want to use a non vb formula in data validation for an excel formula
to make the user enter the first 2 characters of a field as UPPERCASE
letters i.e. AB12345 - the format is always the same 2 letters 5
numbers.

Any ideas?

 Rick Rothstein November 28th 08 07:40 PM

alpha numeric data validation for excel

Here is an even shorter formula that also seems to work...

=AND(EXACT(LEFT(A1,2),UPPER(LEFT(A1,2))),SUMPRODUC T(--ISNUMBER(--MID(A1,ROW(\$1:\$99),1)))=5)

--
Rick (MVP - Excel)

"T. Valko" wrote in message
...
That allows more than 7 characters:

AB12345xxxxxx
AB1234567890

This seems to work:

=SUM(2-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(LEFT(A2,2),CHAR(ROW(INDIRECT("65:90 "))),"")),--(COUNT(-MID(A2,ROW(INDIRECT("3:7")),1))=5),--(LEN(A2)=7))=4

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"vezerid" wrote in message
...
With the validated cell being A2:

=PRODUCT(--(CODE(MID(A2,ROW(INDIRECT("1:2")),1))=65))*PRODUC T(--(CODE
(MID(A2,ROW(INDIRECT("1:2")),1))<=90))*PRODUCT(--ISNUMBER(--MID(A2,ROW
(INDIRECT("3:7")),1)))

A bit complex but ensures that no . or E will be used in the last five
digits.

HTH
Kostis Vezerides

On Nov 28, 7:23 pm, wrote:
I want to use a non vb formula in data validation for an excel formula
to make the user enter the first 2 characters of a field as UPPERCASE
letters i.e. AB12345 - the format is always the same 2 letters 5
numbers.

Any ideas?

 T. Valko November 28th 08 07:49 PM

alpha numeric data validation for excel

I'm always looking for new ideas myself!

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"vezerid" wrote in message
...
Biff,

thanks for the new ideas you gave me.

Kostis

On Nov 28, 9:17 pm, "T. Valko" wrote:
That allows more than 7 characters:

AB12345xxxxxx
AB1234567890

This seems to work:

=SUM(2-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(LEFT(A2,2),CHAR(ROW(INDIRECT("65:90 "))),"")),--(COUNT(-MID(A2,ROW(INDIRECT("3:7")),1))=5),--(LEN(A2)=7))=4

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"vezerid" wrote in message

...
With the validated cell being A2:

=PRODUCT(--(CODE(MID(A2,ROW(INDIRECT("1:2")),1))=65))*PRODUC T(--(CODE
(MID(A2,ROW(INDIRECT("1:2")),1))<=90))*PRODUCT(--ISNUMBER(--MID(A2,ROW
(INDIRECT("3:7")),1)))

A bit complex but ensures that no . or E will be used in the last five
digits.

HTH
Kostis Vezerides

On Nov 28, 7:23 pm, wrote:

I want to use a non vb formula in data validation for an excel formula
to make the user enter the first 2 characters of a field as UPPERCASE
letters i.e. AB12345 - the format is always the same 2 letters 5
numbers.

Any ideas?

 Rick Rothstein November 28th 08 07:51 PM

alpha numeric data validation for excel

Cancel that... this formula lets in unacceptable entries.

--
Rick (MVP - Excel)

"Rick Rothstein" wrote in message
...
Here is an even shorter formula that also seems to work...

=AND(EXACT(LEFT(A1,2),UPPER(LEFT(A1,2))),SUMPRODUC T(--ISNUMBER(--MID(A1,ROW(\$1:\$99),1)))=5)

--
Rick (MVP - Excel)

"T. Valko" wrote in message
...
That allows more than 7 characters:

AB12345xxxxxx
AB1234567890

This seems to work:

=SUM(2-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(LEFT(A2,2),CHAR(ROW(INDIRECT("65:90 "))),"")),--(COUNT(-MID(A2,ROW(INDIRECT("3:7")),1))=5),--(LEN(A2)=7))=4

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"vezerid" wrote in message
...
With the validated cell being A2:

=PRODUCT(--(CODE(MID(A2,ROW(INDIRECT("1:2")),1))=65))*PRODUC T(--(CODE
(MID(A2,ROW(INDIRECT("1:2")),1))<=90))*PRODUCT(--ISNUMBER(--MID(A2,ROW
(INDIRECT("3:7")),1)))

A bit complex but ensures that no . or E will be used in the last five
digits.

HTH
Kostis Vezerides

On Nov 28, 7:23 pm, wrote:
I want to use a non vb formula in data validation for an excel formula
to make the user enter the first 2 characters of a field as UPPERCASE
letters i.e. AB12345 - the format is always the same 2 letters 5
numbers.

Any ideas?

 T. Valko November 28th 08 07:57 PM

alpha numeric data validation for excel

Try entering this:

' 12345

That is: apostrophe<space<space12345

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"Rick Rothstein" wrote in message
...
Here is an even shorter formula that also seems to work...

=AND(EXACT(LEFT(A1,2),UPPER(LEFT(A1,2))),SUMPRODUC T(--ISNUMBER(--MID(A1,ROW(\$1:\$99),1)))=5)

--
Rick (MVP - Excel)

"T. Valko" wrote in message
...
That allows more than 7 characters:

AB12345xxxxxx
AB1234567890

This seems to work:

=SUM(2-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(LEFT(A2,2),CHAR(ROW(INDIRECT("65:90 "))),"")),--(COUNT(-MID(A2,ROW(INDIRECT("3:7")),1))=5),--(LEN(A2)=7))=4

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"vezerid" wrote in message
...
With the validated cell being A2:

=PRODUCT(--(CODE(MID(A2,ROW(INDIRECT("1:2")),1))=65))*PRODUC T(--(CODE
(MID(A2,ROW(INDIRECT("1:2")),1))<=90))*PRODUCT(--ISNUMBER(--MID(A2,ROW
(INDIRECT("3:7")),1)))

A bit complex but ensures that no . or E will be used in the last five
digits.

HTH
Kostis Vezerides

On Nov 28, 7:23 pm, wrote:
I want to use a non vb formula in data validation for an excel formula
to make the user enter the first 2 characters of a field as UPPERCASE
letters i.e. AB12345 - the format is always the same 2 letters 5
numbers.

Any ideas?

 Rick Rothstein November 28th 08 08:09 PM

alpha numeric data validation for excel

Your message was sent before you saw my second posting acknowledging the
formula didn't work... it lets lots of things through that the OP wouldn't
want.

--
Rick (MVP - Excel)

"T. Valko" wrote in message
...
Try entering this:

' 12345

That is: apostrophe<space<space12345

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"Rick Rothstein" wrote in message
...
Here is an even shorter formula that also seems to work...

=AND(EXACT(LEFT(A1,2),UPPER(LEFT(A1,2))),SUMPRODUC T(--ISNUMBER(--MID(A1,ROW(\$1:\$99),1)))=5)

--
Rick (MVP - Excel)

"T. Valko" wrote in message
...
That allows more than 7 characters:

AB12345xxxxxx
AB1234567890

This seems to work:

=SUM(2-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(LEFT(A2,2),CHAR(ROW(INDIRECT("65:90 "))),"")),--(COUNT(-MID(A2,ROW(INDIRECT("3:7")),1))=5),--(LEN(A2)=7))=4

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"vezerid" wrote in message
...
With the validated cell being A2:

=PRODUCT(--(CODE(MID(A2,ROW(INDIRECT("1:2")),1))=65))*PRODUC T(--(CODE
(MID(A2,ROW(INDIRECT("1:2")),1))<=90))*PRODUCT(--ISNUMBER(--MID(A2,ROW
(INDIRECT("3:7")),1)))

A bit complex but ensures that no . or E will be used in the last five
digits.

HTH
Kostis Vezerides

On Nov 28, 7:23 pm, wrote:
I want to use a non vb formula in data validation for an excel formula
to make the user enter the first 2 characters of a field as UPPERCASE
letters i.e. AB12345 - the format is always the same 2 letters 5
numbers.

Any ideas?

 Rick Rothstein November 28th 08 08:40 PM

alpha numeric data validation for excel

Okay, this is only a little shorter, but it does get rid of the volatile
function calls (I wonder if that matter in a validation formula)...

=SUMPRODUCT(--(ABS(CODE(MID(A20,ROW(\$1:\$2),1))-77.5)<=12.5))+SUMPRODUCT(--ISNUMBER(--MID(A20,ROW(\$3:\$99),1)))=7

--
Rick (MVP - Excel)

"T. Valko" wrote in message
...
That allows more than 7 characters:

AB12345xxxxxx
AB1234567890

This seems to work:

=SUM(2-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(LEFT(A2,2),CHAR(ROW(INDIRECT("65:90 "))),"")),--(COUNT(-MID(A2,ROW(INDIRECT("3:7")),1))=5),--(LEN(A2)=7))=4

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"vezerid" wrote in message
...
With the validated cell being A2:

=PRODUCT(--(CODE(MID(A2,ROW(INDIRECT("1:2")),1))=65))*PRODUC T(--(CODE
(MID(A2,ROW(INDIRECT("1:2")),1))<=90))*PRODUCT(--ISNUMBER(--MID(A2,ROW
(INDIRECT("3:7")),1)))

A bit complex but ensures that no . or E will be used in the last five
digits.

HTH
Kostis Vezerides

On Nov 28, 7:23 pm, wrote:
I want to use a non vb formula in data validation for an excel formula
to make the user enter the first 2 characters of a field as UPPERCASE
letters i.e. AB12345 - the format is always the same 2 letters 5
numbers.

Any ideas?

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