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How to clear restricted values in cells in Excel?

Have you ever encountered a prompt box as the left screenshot shown when trying to enter content into a cell? That’s because the cell has been restricted for entering certain value. This article will show you how to clear the restricted values from cells in Excel.

Clear restricted values in cells in Excel
Quickly clear restricted values in cells with Kutools for Excel

Clear restricted values in cells in Excel

Please do as follows to clear restricted values in cells in Excel.

1. Select the cell you want to clear the restricted value, then click Data > Data Validation. See screenshot:

2. In the opening Data Validation dialog box, please click the Clear All button under the Settings tab, and then click the OK button. See screenshot:

Now you have cleared the restricted value of the selected cell.

Quickly clear restricted values in cells with Kutools for Excel

Here introduce the Clear Data Validation Restrictions utility of Kutools for Excel. With this utility, you can batch clear all data validation restrictions from a selection or multiple selected ranges at the same time.

Before applying Kutools for Excel, please download and install it firstly.

1. Select a range or multiple ranges where you will delete all data validation restrictions. Click Kutools > Prevent Typing > Clear Data Validation Restrictions.

2. In the popping up Kutools for Excel dialog box, click OK to start clearing data validation restrictions.

Then all data vaidation restrictions are removed from the selected range(s).

  If you want to have a free trial (30-day) of this utility, please click to download it, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.

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