How to validate email addresses in a column of worksheet?
As we all known, a valid email address is composed of three parts, the user name, the "at symbol" (@), and the domain. Sometimes, you just allow others to enter only the email address format text into a specific column of worksheet. Is it possible to achieve this task in Excel?
In Excel, the powerful feature Data Validation can help you to quickly validate only email addresses entered in a column of cells, please do as follows:
1. Select the cells that you want to only allowed to type with email addresses format, and then click Data > Data Validation > Data Validation, see screenshot:
2. In the Data Validation dialog box, under the Settings tab, choose Custom from the Allow drop down, and then enter this formula: =ISNUMBER(MATCH("*@*.?*",A2,0)) into the Formula text box, see screenshot:
3. Then click OK button, now, when you enter texts which are not email addresses format, a warning message box will pop out to remind you, see screenshot:
Here, Kutools for Excel provides a useful feature - Validate Email Address, which can help you to prevent other text from entering but only Email Address can be typed quickly and easily.
After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as this:
1. Select the cells that you want to only Email Addresses can be entered.
2. Then, click Kutools > Prevent Typing > Validate Email Address, see screenshot:
3. And then, when entering the text that is not Email Address format, a prompt box will pop out to remind you, see screenshot:
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To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 1 years agoIt`s great you can validate straightly in Excel, however, it doesn`t always work properly. So, I would recommend using online services for that. There is a lot to choose from, I, for example, use proofy.io.
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 1 years agoIt`s great to be able to validate emails straight in Excel, however, it doesn`t work out effectively sometimes. So, I think that the online tools may help. For example, proofy.io, which I, personally use.
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 1 years agoThis doesn't validate emails at all.... I am still able to place spaces and returns in the field (in the middle and at the end) which negates the point for me.
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 2 years agoTo correct this so it works for all domains, use: =ISNUMBER(MATCH("*@*.?*",A2,0)). Then it supports 2-letter domains such as ".ca" as well as complex domains such as ".co.uk" and "server1.company.com".
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 2 years agoWill not work for .uk, and for 2015+ domains like .training