Validation.Modify method (Excel)

Modifies data validation for a range.


expression.Modify (Type, AlertStyle, Operator, Formula1, Formula2)

expression A variable that represents a Validation object.


Name Required/Optional Data type Description
Type Optional Variant An XlDVType value that represents the validation type.
AlertStyle Optional Variant An XlDVAlertStyle value that represents the validation alert style.
Operator Optional Variant An XlFormatConditionOperator value that represents the data validation operator.
Formula1 Optional Variant The first part of the data validation equation.
Formula2 Optional Variant The second part of the data validation equation when Operator is xlBetween or xlNotBetween; otherwise, this argument is ignored.


The Modify method requires different arguments, depending on the validation type, as shown in the following table.

Validation type Arguments
xlInputOnly AlertStyle, Formula1, and Formula2 are not used.
xlValidateCustom Formula1 is required; Formula2 is ignored. Formula1 must contain an expression that evaluates to True when data entry is valid and False when data entry is invalid.
xlValidateList Formula1 is required; Formula2 is ignored. Formula1 must contain either a comma-delimited list of values or a worksheet reference to the list.
xlValidateDate, xlValidateDecimal, xlValidateTextLength, xlValidateTime, or xlValidateWholeNumber Formula1 or Formula2, or both, must be specified.


This example changes data validation for cell E5.

Range("e5").Validation _ 
 .Modify xlValidateList, xlValidAlertStop, _ 
 xlBetween, "=$A$1:$A$10"

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