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DropDown menus in Excel

Help. I am putting drop down menus in my Excel worksheet which is working fine but on some of the options I need to "filter" what is given in other menus. For eg, First drop down gives option and depending on what option you choose, another drop down menu gives options. Say I choose "Not Applicable" in the first menu then I want the second menu to automatically put in "Not Applicable" to prevent something being chosen. Or, I choose and option in the first drop down and then the second drop down will automatically give me the choices available for that option (ie. colours).
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The quickest and easiest way is to go to the data menu and choose filter and then autofilter. This will allow drop downs on all columns which can be picked to filter one or more columns. Custom in the drop down list will give you further options.

Posted on Apr 07, 2008

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Click on Data (Top menu), Choose Filter from the drop down list, Choose Auto filter from the shown list. Now you get filter list on each column. Choose the filter condition on the column(s) you want and the data get filtered based on the condition you have given.


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