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Old May 20th 05, 02:54 PM
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Is there a way to omit values from a validation list?
What I would like is a consilidated list that leaves out the blank cells (
due to the nature of my list it will always have blank values). when I use
validation these blank values appear as "blanks" between the desired values.
I would really like something that would do this:
CELL A1: Find the min value B1,B500 (easy enough)
CELL A2: Now find the next highest value B1,B500
CELL An: continue until no more values exist

It doesn't have to be a validation I really want to know the most efficient
way to pick the min value from a list and then get the "next highest value"
from the same list.

The data is in ascending order ( but there are blanks) like if you copied
and pasted a pivot table)

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Old May 20th 05, 03:25 PM
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I don't know if it will work in your situation, but just selecting the list
and sorting will give you a not blank separted list. another way to get it
would be to use auto filter and select non blanks.

"MGOETZ" wrote:

Is there a way to omit values from a validation list?
What I would like is a consilidated list that leaves out the blank cells (
due to the nature of my list it will always have blank values). when I use
validation these blank values appear as "blanks" between the desired values.
I would really like something that would do this:
CELL A1: Find the min value B1,B500 (easy enough)
CELL A2: Now find the next highest value B1,B500
CELL An: continue until no more values exist

It doesn't have to be a validation I really want to know the most efficient
way to pick the min value from a list and then get the "next highest value"
from the same list.

The data is in ascending order ( but there are blanks) like if you copied
and pasted a pivot table)

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Old May 20th 05, 03:58 PM
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I could do that but it is a "volitile" list. I seek to automate everthing but
the pivot table selection. I want this table to be usable by anyone so that
if they want to sort by certain criteria, all they need to do is change the
input parameters on the pivot table.I need this workbook to be accesed by
several individuals of varying degrees of expertise. I do not want someone to
have run a sort or resort after every pivot table modification.
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MGOETZ
Mason,OH


"bj" wrote:

I don't know if it will work in your situation, but just selecting the list
and sorting will give you a not blank separted list. another way to get it
would be to use auto filter and select non blanks.

"MGOETZ" wrote:

Is there a way to omit values from a validation list?
What I would like is a consilidated list that leaves out the blank cells (
due to the nature of my list it will always have blank values). when I use
validation these blank values appear as "blanks" between the desired values.
I would really like something that would do this:
CELL A1: Find the min value B1,B500 (easy enough)
CELL A2: Now find the next highest value B1,B500
CELL An: continue until no more values exist

It doesn't have to be a validation I really want to know the most efficient
way to pick the min value from a list and then get the "next highest value"
from the same list.

The data is in ascending order ( but there are blanks) like if you copied
and pasted a pivot table)

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Old May 20th 05, 09:24 PM
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have you thought about doing a sort as a macro which would happen whenever
the pivot table was changed?

"MGOETZ" wrote:

I could do that but it is a "volitile" list. I seek to automate everthing but
the pivot table selection. I want this table to be usable by anyone so that
if they want to sort by certain criteria, all they need to do is change the
input parameters on the pivot table.I need this workbook to be accesed by
several individuals of varying degrees of expertise. I do not want someone to
have run a sort or resort after every pivot table modification.
--
MGOETZ
Mason,OH


"bj" wrote:

I don't know if it will work in your situation, but just selecting the list
and sorting will give you a not blank separted list. another way to get it
would be to use auto filter and select non blanks.

"MGOETZ" wrote:

Is there a way to omit values from a validation list?
What I would like is a consilidated list that leaves out the blank cells (
due to the nature of my list it will always have blank values). when I use
validation these blank values appear as "blanks" between the desired values.
I would really like something that would do this:
CELL A1: Find the min value B1,B500 (easy enough)
CELL A2: Now find the next highest value B1,B500
CELL An: continue until no more values exist

It doesn't have to be a validation I really want to know the most efficient
way to pick the min value from a list and then get the "next highest value"
from the same list.

The data is in ascending order ( but there are blanks) like if you copied
and pasted a pivot table)



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