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I have a list in which I would like the maximum possible numerical value for one column to be dependent on the column before it. (Ex: Value in Column b can't be larger than value in Column a)

Is there a way to set the parameters on this column as a calculation instead of a single value?

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  • with ref to your example, Who will fill the value of column A, and will it be new in every item.
    – Gaurravs
    Commented Jan 17, 2017 at 4:24
  • @Gaurravs The value in column A will be set by anyone entering the data for this line item and may be different each time. Commented Jan 18, 2017 at 18:32

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  • Go to list settings
  • Open that column B
  • In columns validation section just add below formula

If you want to include that maximum value use below formula

 = Column A >= Column B 

If you want to exclude that maximum value use below formula

 = Column A > Column B 

In addition you can add some message to be displayed when user enters Column B value more than column A.

Note:

  • Considered that both are numeric columns in type, if not formula needs to be modified
  • User must enter column A value first, else you will keep on getting error message
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After further research, I was able to find the answer to this question here: Setting a maximum on a number column based on a column from the same list

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