Using Data Validation in Excel


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Which of the following restrictions is a type available in the Excel Data Validation rule?

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1. If you apply the rules that restrict the entry to whole numbers, what are the minimum and maximum number options?

2. Under what menu in the ribbon will you find the Data Validation command?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using this quiz and attached worksheet, you can evaluate how well you understand how to use the Data Validation feature in Excel. The quiz will assess your understanding of concepts like data and whole numbers within limits.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • A restriction available in the Excel Data Validation rule
  • Minimum and maximum number options when you apply the rules that restrict entry to whole numbers
  • Where the find the data validation command
  • How to restrict a cell to a certain number of charters
  • The purpose of the Stop alert message

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on how to use the Data Validation feature in Excel
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about error alert messages in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the menu options associated with Data Validation and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about keeping information consistent, uniform and valid

Additional Learning

To learn more about how to use Data Validation in Excel, review the accompanying lesson. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define data validation
  • Understand how to properly use a spreadsheet in Excel
  • Explore restricting entries to whole numbers and applying limits
  • Review the rule for text of a specified length
  • Know how to use the commands in the program
  • Distinguish between the types of alert messages