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Excel Connect two drop down menues When selection is made in the first, make certain items available in the second

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  • wstring Aug 18, 2008

    I'm using the data valadation list with Vlookup to populate additional cells, and wanted to associate one drop-down list with additional menues that could be selected.

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Would you not be better off with a pivot table ?

To use multiple drop downs - each listing would need to be associated, or have a column that causes a relationship.
When selection 1 is made - a formula will dictate what fields to make visible (available) in the next menu..
you could build a macro in that will 'lift' the formulised data, and 'paste as values' it into a control area that will then give you a definitve second list based purely on the initial drop down.

Hope this makes sense

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

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    t0pc4t Aug 18, 2008

    wstring



    Hi - If you wish, please feel free to send me a personal email.

    I have created a quick spreadsheet that will outline a crude way of doing what you need.



    Kind Regards.



    darren_chappell05@tiscali.co.uk

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