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New Data Validation feature almost works...

Robert Casper
Robert Casper ✭✭
edited 12/09/19 in Archived 2017 Posts

Well I was excited to try out the new data validation feature until I realized that you can't put formulas in validated blocks either.  So in a Date column, I can enter "6/2/2017" with no problem but if I enter =TODAY() I get a warning. 

Could we get that fixed?



  • Hi Robert,

    This is expected behavior as we want to make sure that someone can't enter a formula in a data restricted column. The sheet owner and sheet Admins are still able to click "Allow" to enter the formula in the cell.

    If you just need to add a formula here or there, then I'd recommend clicking "Allow" when prompted (if you're the owner or an Admin).

    When setting a sheet up, you'll want to enter your formulas first, then turn on data validation. You'll get a message that it will apply to all future changes.

  • Mike Wilday
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    Robert. Do also be aware that entering Today() will always update to display the current date. Just making sure you are aware of that. 

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