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Allow Entry In Cell Based On Value In Another Cell

asked 2017-05-07 18:28:55 +0200

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Kindly look at the table below.

Along A1, A2, A3,….., we have a list of fruits. Along B1, B2, B3,……, we have a list of the quantities of each item. Along C1, C2, C3,……, we have the corresponding calorific values of each fruit. Along the subsequent columns, we enter the number of a particular fruit eaten that day.

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How can I ensure that the total number of fruits entered does not exceed the total quantity available, i.e., since we have 3 oranges, all of which have been consumed by Tuesday, if I try to enter an orange on Wednesday it, either, prevents me from entering any value in that cell, or warns me. Also, how can I ensure that at the bottom, it automatically displays the sum of the calorific value of fruits consumed that day.

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Hello slugger, for your second question you could enter a cell formula using SUMPRODUCT(). e.g. in your example for Monday would look like:

=SUMPRODUCT(D2:D5;E2:E5)

For Tuesday =SUMPRODUCT(D2:D5;F2:F5) etc..

librebel gravatar imagelibrebel ( 2017-05-07 20:11:31 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-05-08 00:29:35 +0200

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Using Menu/Data/Validity from 'D' to 'J', but take care to intro a zero or clear the cell value before modify a cell value, because the current value in the cell is taken in account for the verification.

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