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I have a sharepoint form field(look up field), a dropdown box in a list...below is the screen shotenter image description here when i type into it it finds the name..

enter image description here but when i type a text which is not present in the drop down box it still accepts it

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in firefox this dropdown box, does not allow to type in ..we are only using IE .. and our clients like the way that the drop down box allows u to type in to find the names...is there any way that i can incorporate a validation in it?

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I think you should disable users to add unique values.

Go to your List > Settings > Column > Enforce Unique Values. See the screenshot below.

http://i.stack.imgur.com/6NkId.png

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