I have a SharePoint list with a number of various columns.

One column titled Salary Step Processing. Whenever the value of this column is not set to Not Required, I require another column titled Birthday Updates to be set to Automatic - Use Salary Step Processing Post Payrun.

I was hoping to use the Validation settings to assist, but I'm not sure exactly how.

Any ideas?

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Validation settings can prompt the user to set the conditionally required column with something like:


=IF([Salary Step Processing]<>"Not Required",IF([Birthday Updates]<>"Automatic - Use Salary Step Processing Post Payrun",TRUE,FALSE),TRUE)

User Message: Birthday Updates must be set to "Automatic - Use Salary Step Processing Post Payrun" if Salary Step Processing is required.

If you would like the column to be updated automatically when Salary Step Processing not equals Not Required, I believe that would require some code.

  • Hello Ornery, Thank you for replying. Helped a lot! Do you know if there is a way to add multiple verification? Commented May 24, 2017 at 1:03

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