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How to use data validation to force percentage in Excel cells?

Supposing there is a table which needed to force users to type data in percentage in a sheet, how can you handle this job in Excel? Here I will talk about how to use the Data Validation function to deal with it.

Force percentage entries with Data Validation

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Force percentage entries with Data Validation

To force entries in percentage, please do as these steps:

1. Select the cells you want to force entering percentage, click Home tab, then in Number group, to select Percentage from the drop down list.
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2. Then click Data > Data Validation.
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3. In the Data Validation dialog, under Settings tab, select Decimal from the Allow section, between from the Data section, then type 0.01 and 0.99 into Minimum and Maximum textboxes.
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4. Click OK, now, while you type the numbers are bigger than 100, there will be a warning pop out.
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If you are typing numbers smaller than 100 but bigger than 1, the number will be automatically formatted as percentage.
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Tip: Only can type numbers in this scale 1 ≤ number ≥99.

Force unique entries with Prevent Duplicate

If you want to force users to type unique data in a column, which means to prevent duplicate data entry, you can try Kutools for Excel’s Prevent Duplicate utility.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:(Free Download Kutools for Excel Now!)

Select the column you want to prevent duplicate entry, click Kutools > Prevent Typing > Prevent Duplicate.
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Then click Yes > OK to close the reminders.

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From now on, it will pop out a warning to stop duplicate entering.
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