Monday, August 27, 2012

Validating a Cell having extra blank spaces

Validating a Cell having extra blank spaces


I am using data validation for a "Day of the week" column using items from a list.  Here is my list:


However, the people entering information are constantly entering a space after the day, eg "Sunday "  instead of "Sunday."

The data validation doesn't catch this.  What can I do?  Is there a way to force them to choose from a list instead of allowing them to type or choose?

Is there a way to tell data validation to not accept spaces?


This can be done with the help of the following script:

I have written this following script for only Cell H2 and only for "Sunday". 
I have also put Data validation on Cell H2 for it should be only from list: 

function onEdit(e)

function myFunction()
  var ss = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet(); 
  var sheet = ss.getSheetByName("mainsheet"); // your sheet name
  var range = sheet.getDataRange();
  var CellValue = range.offset(1, 7, 1, 1).getValue(); // Cell H2
  if (CellValue.match(/.*Sunday/))
    range.offset(1, 7, 1, 1).setValue("Sunday");

The above script will execute on every time when a user will edit this spreadsheet.
If user inputs "Sunday  " it will change it to "Sunday".

I hope this script helps you in validating your data.

I hope the above solution will help you, and if you need more help then please do comment below on this blog itself I will try to help you out.

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