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How to allow only yes or no entry in Excel?

If you only allow users enter “Yes” or “No” into a column cells, how can you quickly handle this task in Excel? In this article, I can introduce some ways to help you quickly solve it.

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The built-in function -- Data Validation in Excel can do you a favor for this problem.

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1. Select the whole column by clicking at the column header, for instance, column A, and then click Data > Data Validation > Data Validation. See screenshot:

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2. Then in the Data Validation dialog, under Setting tab, select Custom from the Allow drop down list, and type this formula =(OR(A1="Yes",A1="No")) into the Formula textbox. See screenshot:

Tip: A1 is the first cell of your selecting column.

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3. Click OK, and then the selecting column only can enter “Yes” or “No” into it. And when you type other string into it, there will pop out a warning dialog. See screenshot:

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If you want to prevent from typing duplicates in a column, you can apply the Prevent Duplicate utility of Kutools for Excel.

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After free installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:

Select the whole column by clicking at the column header you want to stop duplicate entering, for instance column C, and then click Kutools > Prevent Duplicate. See screenshot:

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Then in the column C, you cannot type duplicates, if so, there will be a warning dialog pops out. See screenshot:

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