Excel Dropdown with NO worksheet data list — redux Aug 2021

I decided to delete this post …

There are limits to the number of items that will show in a data validation drop down list:

  • The list can show up to show 32,767 items from a list on the worksheet.
  • If you type the items into the data validation dialog box (a delimited list), the limit is 256 characters, including the separators.

The approach, in my deleted post, used a delimited list.  It was, therefore, limited to only 256 characters.  For me, for anyone, not worth the trouble.

I first programmed this in 2014, I observed the limitation then but had since forgot about it.

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