...without entering a value in a particular cell?  For instance, I want to make sure that users enter a ZIP CODE is a row - If they do not, I would an error/warning to pop up or, at least, inability to save the entry without entering the ZIP.


Any suggestions?




There are a few ways to set this up.

  • Add helper columns with formulas that would show a warning message
  • Add conditional formatting rules that would change the color if the field isn't filled in correct.

Would any of those options work?

Have a fantastic week!


Andrée Starå

Workflow Consultant @ Get Done Consulting

In reply to by Terrapin69


Try something like this and continue the pattern.

=IF(ISBLANK([Mailing Address]@row); "Please Fill in Mailing Address"; IF(ISBLANK([Zip Code]@row); "Please Fill in Zip Code"; "Complete"))

The same version but with the below changes for your and others convenience.

=IF(ISBLANK([Mailing Address]@row), "Please Fill in Mailing Address", IF(ISBLANK([Zip Code]@row), "Please Fill in Zip Code", "Complete"))

Depending on your country you’ll need to exchange the comma to a period and the semi-colon to a comma.

Would that work?



Look promising - where do I enter your formula?  directly in my cell where I want the message?  First try gave me an "unparseable" error

If you use a form, there is a "Required Field" checkbox that will not let them save unless it is filled. I hope this helps.