Is this an Excel BUG?

FH frank ho 0 Reputation points
2024-01-29T15:36:35.1666667+00:00

Hi, First, Set A1="Male", A2="Female" in an Excel sheet and name "Sex=$A$1:$A$3".

  1. In the data validation dialog box for B1, specify "Allow"="Sequence", "Source"="=Sex". Then enter "Any" in B1 can pass the data validation.
  2. However, if you specify "Source" = "=$A$1:$A$3" in the data validation dialog box of B1, the data validation cannot be passed when you enter "Any" in B1.
  3. This is not the case for "Sex=$A$1:$A$2".

Thanks!

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  1. Emi Zhang-MSFT 20,106 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2024-01-30T02:26:33.6333333+00:00

    Hi,

    I can reproduce this behavior in Excel, it seems this is by design behavior.

    If you have any feedback or suggestion about this behavior, you can try to give a feedback to Microsoft about your requirement:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/how-do-i-give-feedback-on-microsoft-office-2b102d44-b43f-4dd2-9ff4-23cf144cfb11

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