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Excel – my drop down list contains blanks

Posted by: admin May 14, 2020 Leave a comment


Im populating a drop down list from a column on a separate sheet and unwanted blanks are showing up. The column contains the following formula:


Excel is treating the result as an empty string and not blank. How do I remove the empty (and blank) values from my drop down list?

How to&Answers:

Check the “Ignore blank” check box next to the List in Data Validation, it worked for me.
(Source: http://forum.chandoo.org/threads/drop-down-list-blank-cells-solved.11184/)

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