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Good day all, First post, never lurked. I'm confident you guys are the ones to ask though. In an existing sheet, I'd like to control the format of cells in a column. Namely restrict it to ANNNNAA (A=Text and N=numbers), 7 characters maximum as it's really meant to accept only existing unique ID numbers. I've tried to use \####\\ or "",####"","" which may or may not obviously work as a custom. As my understanding is at it's limit, I thought it time to ask for some help. Thank you all in advance and I hope to repay the favour at some point. Kind regards

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