Auto Fill With One Of Two Drop Down Lists...?

Jan 2, 2010

I am trying to do this in several cells/several ways, looking for the generic formula, here is one example:

If User selects "Expenses" in
'Activity' B3
from drop down list of "Expenses" or "Income".

I want C3 to populate with drop down list - the words to choose from are listed in 'Expenses' B1:AI1

If User selects "income" in
'Activity' B3
from drop down list of "Expenses" or "Income".

I want C3 to populate with drop down list - the words to choose from are listed in 'Income' B3:AI3

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Is there a way to have a drop-down list fill two columns (actually, two adjacent cells) when a selection is made from the drop-down list? Maybe using an array in the source formula?

For instance, let's say I pick a doctor from the drop down list, I would like the doctor's practice to automatically fill the cell next it so that the two always go together correctly. In the lists example below, when I select Dr. Elmer in column A, then I want Internal Medecine Associates to go in column B.

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Dr. Elmer Internal Medicine Associates
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We now want to add a help page for each worksheet :
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I have made drop down lists to select each of the values for the three conditions and want to show the total for them

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i.e. i am away for 6 days i get 15 extra, if i am in Europe i get another 50 and if i work 12 hours i get 30.

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The problem is that Drop down 2 doesn't always have a name. It may be left blank and so I need drop down 1 to continue applying to box 3 when drop down 2 is empty.

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The drop down list will list company names, which are stored on the second sheet. However, each company will have other data such as the company address (which will be entered in seperate cells with information like, box, street, town, province, country, code).

Now this is the clincher... The user must be able to add to the data list on sheet two and any new entry must automatically appear on the drop down list on sheet 1, and when selected it's "data" must be transferred to the appropriate cells on sheet one from sheet 2.

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I have a drop down list in Column A which links to a small table (1 2 3 and 4) so the user can choose which team. I need a formula to then list the members of that team, when it has been selected.

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I've also tried creating a new list in another cell but that does the same.

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I have used a VLOOKUP across the workbooks (thanks to those who helped me with that) but I cannot get a drop list to work across two worksheets. When I enter the source in the "refers to" box, I get a notice saying that you can't use data validation across two workbooks. However, this was the same error message I got when I was incorrectly inserting the reference source for the VLOOKUP function, so I don't believe it Also, there are several tutorials on the web that say this can be done. However, none of them seem to work for me.

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When I type in a name, I get only the text I entered in the source reference box appearing on the sheet, i.e., the drop down box will only show "=C:Documents And SettingsAllenMy Documents, etc" it doesn't seem to recognize it as a source.

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Here's the thing though, the list I'm referencing is a column with 50 rows. Sometimes there are many items in the column - up to 50, and sometimes only 3 items depending on other variables in the spreadsheet.

Because the list is referencing the entire 50 rows in the column (only way I know how to do it), during times when the column has only 3 items (3 rows), the drop down still shows a bunch of blank spaces (like 47 of them - tons of white space with a scroll bar window that runs down beyond where one can see), which is awkward (strange looking).

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