Define the error message that is displayed when invalid data is entered in a cell.
You can also start a macro with an error message. A sample macro is provided at the end of this page.
Show error message when invalid values are entered.
Displays the error message that you enter in the Contents area when invalid data is entered in a cell. If unmarked, the message is displayed to prevent an invalid entry.
In both cases, if you select "Stop", the invalid entry is deleted and the previous value is re-entered in the cell. The same applies if you close the "Warning" and "Information" dialogue boxes by clicking the Cancel button. If you close the dialogue boxes with the OK button, the invalid entry is not deleted.
Select the action that you want to occur when invalid data is entered in a cell. The "Stop" action rejects the invalid entry and displays a dialogue box that you have to close by clicking OK. The "Warning" and "Information" actions display a dialogue box that can be closed by clicking OK or Cancel. The invalid entry is only rejected when you click Cancel.
Opens the Macro dialogue box in which you can select the macro that is executed when invalid data is entered in a cell. The macro is executed after the error message is displayed.
Enter the title of the macro or the error message that you want to display when invalid data is entered in a cell.
Enter the message that you want to display when invalid data is entered in a cell.
Function ExampleValidity(CellValue as String, TableCell as String)
Dim msg as string
msg = "Invalid value: " & "'" & CellValue & "'"
msg = msg & " in table: " & "'" & TableCell & "'"
MsgBox msg ,16,"Error message"