Prevent creation of sharepoint list record if criteria is met?

Copper Contributor

I know you can do column data verification for certain data types. But I have a scenario where I want to prevent the creation of a record if certain criteria is met for the record as whole.


example: making a change control share point list. In this example the developer cannot be the same as the tester. If someone accidentally sets the same person for both fields and tries to save the record, it should stop them. How do you do that?

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You could go List Settings->Validation Settings and enter a Formula like this




(given the two fields are called developer and tester). 






But this only works, if both columns are simple columns like "text" or "choice", not for "person" fields

Best Regards,



What is the column/data type of your Developer and Tester columns?

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