Excel/List to start at top
Dear Aiden, I have a Data validation list consisting of about 100 rows. However, of those 100 rows, only 65 of them are populated. The reason for this is due to the names that will be added later on and rather than recreating the validation list each time I add a name to it I decided to contain blanks instead. I also can not use a "dynamic range" because my data is coming from a standard paper "checklist" where people can add extra items. My problem is that now each time I create a dropdown list using the data validation list, it jumps right to the BLANKS rows first instead of the first row containing information. Is there anyway possible to make the default the FIRST item on the list (TOP OF LIST) rather than the blank ones at the bottom via VBA or any other tricks?
Thank you kindly,
I'm a little puzzled on a number of counts - firstly that the named range defaults to the bottom, as this isn't normal behaviour (do the blank cells actually contain a space? If so, remove the space and it should behave). Secondly, that a dynamic range won't work as this (to me) would be the exact sort of situation where I WOULD use a dynamic range, using a counta function to get the actual size of the list.
happy to look at the file if that helps - my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
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