How to Remove Drop-Down List in Excel

Here’s another tutorial in which we’ll have a look at drop-down lists. Today we’ll show you how easy it is to remove a drop-down list from a spreadsheet.

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In the previous tutorials, we successfully created and edited a drop-down list. Now I’ll guide you through several steps to remove it completely from your table.

If you want to remove the drop-down list, click on the cell which contains the list you want to remove. We’re gonna remove the drop-down list with months, so we’ll click on the cell D3.

Find ‘Data’ tab, go to ‘Data Tools’, and select the option ‘Data Validation’.

How to Remove Drop-Down List in Excel - data validation

In the pop-up window that appears, click on the option ‘Clear All’ located in the bottom left corner.

How to remove drop-down list in Excel - clear all

Click on OK to confirm, and the list has been removed!

The cell still contains the last selected option, but the drop-down menu has been deleted, so there is no other option to choose from. The icon for the list on the right-hand side of the cell has also disappeared.

How to Remove Drop-Down List in Excel - removed drop-down list

On the other hand, the drop-down list that we decided to keep still works.

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