I am trying to create 4 pull down menus. Menus 1, 2, 3, 4. Menu 1 is the top menu, menu 2 will only show certain information based on what was chosen on menu 1. Menu 3 will show certain information based on what was chosen in 2 and 4, again, will only show certain information based on what was chosen in 3. Sort of how the menus on autotrader work, if you chose audi it will only show audi vehicles, although not for the same purpose, or even the same industry. I am using Excel 2007, it might matter. I have attached an xls file that shows the information I am using and below that the basic progression, I haven't listed it all, but you should get the general idea.
I would like to make a form where the user has to select from a drop down list several options, and that depending on the pick the drop down list below shows different options. example: For the question "what food do you want to eat?" you can select pasta, pizza or dessert.
Now if that person pics dessert, the 2nd drop down menu should shom him again a number of desserts he has to pick. And again below another one depending on what he chose.
Just wondering if a drop down list can be specific to a selection made in a previous cell. For example in column A the user would select either:
Weekly Monthly Other
Then in column B, the drop down list would be conditional upon what was selected in A. So if the user selected 'Weekly' - the drop down list in B would be: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, etc. Or if the user selected 'Monthly' in column A's list, the list in column B would be: 1, 2, 3, ......31.
I want to have a spread sheet where a user will pick an option from a drop down list, then based on that option choice, have a different cell populate with a specifc drop down menu.
Cell A1 has a drop down with three choices (1,2,3) User selects option 1 Cell B1 will now have a drop down with options A,B,C However: If user selects option 2 from A1 Cell B1 will now have a drop down menu with options X,Y,Z
If I have a cell that uses a list for drop downs (ie "Make" can be any of several different Fire Alarm Panel Types) and a second cell that I want to use to represent "Model Number" is there an IF the model is A from the Make list, THEN the next cells drop down list represents the model numbers under that Make?
I have an excel sheet with Column H having drop down menus for each cell In the column, starting with H5 going downwards.
The drop-down menu contains around 50-70 options, and what I have to do manually is go to h5 and click on the drop-down menu and select the first value. I then go to h6 and click on the drop-down menu and select the second value. I then go to h7 and click on the drop-down menu and select the third value. I then go to h8 and click on the drop-down menu and select the fourth value.....and so on and so on.....until I have chosen all values in the drop down-menu!
Is there a macro that will just do this automatically? Starting with cell h5 get the first value of the drop down menu, go to h6 and get the second value of the drop-down menu and so on until all the values are chosen?
If you manage this one, I also need to do something similar for column K, but this time select the first value of the drop down menu for k5 AND k6, then get the second value of the drop down menu for k7 AND k8, then get the third value from the drop-down menu for k9 AND k10 and so on.
Is there a way to make a drop-down list optional? When I create drop-down lists the user has to make a choice from that list.
Example: a list of doctors. I need the user to be able to select from that list if the patient saw one of those physicians, but if the patient saw another doctor not on the list, I need the user to be able to enter the name of that other doctor. Currently the user has to select from the list or not enter a doctor. I am using Excel 2003.
I have a very large database, filled with every job we're working on and all the details about it - duties, employees, vehicles, material-costs, etc.
I am currently working on a 1-page "Summary Sheet", that would be used to wade through all of this info and only give me the information I am looking for on one job. I would like to be able to provide drop-down menus on this "Summary Sheet" so that management can pick the information they'd like to see, and not be bombarded by everything else.
Ideally, what I am trying to do is to have a space on top where somebody could enter the name of the job, and then when they pick an item from the drop-down list, it would pull that info from the database via an "Index/Match". When somebody enters a job-name and picks "Joints Tested" from the drop-down, it will only display how many joints were tested on that job.
I already have the drop-downs created, and have other Index/Match formulas in other spreadsheets (they trip me up a bit, but I can generally fiddle with them until they work correctly), but can't figure out how to make it work this way. My database has headings above each column, and I'm writing those same headings next the different options in the drop-down list, but I can't figure it out.
I receive inspection sheets from mechanics and I need to start tracking trends. So, let's say the mechanic has marked an "interior" issue and of the 10 potential items that could related to "interior", he has chosen "dirty upholstery" -
Column A is drop down menu with four categories listed:
Interior Exterior Transmission Undercarriage
So in Column A from the drop down menu I pick the main category of Interior. Then it's on to Column B to choose the exact issue of the Interior. When I choose "Interior" in Column A I would like Column B to automatically show me another drop down list with issues that relate only to Interior (i.e. glass, dirty upholstery, torn upholstery, etc.)
that is question #1....
If there are multiple issues on one vehicle, I would then go to Column C, pick another category (i.e. Transmission) and then in Column D, I would like it to automatically display the drop down menu that relates to Tranmission issues (engine oil, air intake, engine wiring, etc.).
I am building a spreadsheet with a column having two drop down menus at the top that designate independent, but strict conditions. For simplicity, say I have in cell A1 a drop down menu with choices "alpha, beta, gamma" while A2 has a drop down menu for "1, 2, 3". These six values sit off to the side in cells X1, X2, X3, X4, X5 and X6 respectively.
In cell A3 I woul like to change its color, perhaps to green because it is an acceptable number (say less than or equal to 100) or change to red if unacceptable, value greater than 100.
I can do both of these commands in Excel, no problem. In my situation, I would like to change the value at which cell A3 goes from green to red dependent on the options in A1 & A2. There are 9 such combinations of alpha, beta, gamma, paired with 1,2,3 and I would like the combinations to change the fill color of cell A3 in the following manner:
If A1 = alpha and A2 = 1, then A3 will be green for values less than or equal to 100 and red for values greater than 100. If A1 = beta and A2 = 1, then A3 will be green for values less than or equal to 80 and red for values greater than 80. If A1 = gamma and A2 = 1, then A3 will be green for values less than or equal to 60 and red for values greater than 60. If A1 = alpha and A2 = 2, then A3 will be green for values less than or equal to 95 and red for values greater than 95. If A1 = beta and A2 = 2, then A3 will be green for values less than or equal to 75 and red for values greater than 75. If A1 = gamma and A2 = 2, then A3 will be green for values less than or equal to 55 and red for values greater than 55. If A1 = alpha and A2 = 3, then A3 will be green for values less than or equal to 92 and red for values greater than 92. If A1 = beta and A2 = 3, then A3 will be green for values less than or equal to 72 and red for values greater than 72. If A1 = gamma and A2 = 3, then A3 will be green for values less than or equal to 52 and red for values greater than 52.
How to create a cell that can change its conditional formatting based on the selected values of two drop down menus.
I have a few other conditions I would like to implement, say change the fill color of A3 to green, orange or red dependant on the values in A1 & A2, but I might be able to crack that if I can see how the above scenario is done.
How to make a drop-down list appear when a cell is double-clicked as opposed to just clicking on the box to the right of the cell that appears when you click in the cell? I want to be able to use the ability to drag-copy the cell contents from the little square in the bottom-right of the cell, but cannot do this when there is a validation drop-down list!!
As part of my project I have to create a data extraction excel sheet which is used as a template to extract relevant information from journal articles.
From each article I need to extract information on multiple psych. scales. For example, lets say Article 1 has information of ScaleA and Scale B so I would enter the means/sdev./... on each Scale from that article in respective columns. Article 2 might have info on Scale A and Scale C so I would enter them in respective columns.
As you see there are about 8-10 Scales with many subcategories (means,sdev,...), so my question is there a way to create a drop down menu such that all the scales (A-H) are in that menu and upon selection of a particular Scale the sub columns (with mean,sdev.,...) open beside/underneath it. I hope you understood my question.
I have been searching on this for a little while now but have not been able to find a solution to my problem. I have been asked to create a series of dependent dropdown lists using excel so that we can use these for inventory imports into a asset system. The catch on this is that nobody here really has any idea on how to make these dependent lists reference each other correctly. The reason for that is because the fields all have spaces in them and I do not know how to get a list name with a space in it or to create the proper translation for it. An example of this would be something like what I have written in below ....
I read this thread which helped me very much. So I was able to link one drop down box to a list, which fills in the adjacent box. Now I need some help getting an average.
Ex. Drop down 1 has a list of names which applies the associated numerical value in box 3. Drop down 2 has a list of the same names with the same associated values, and I need these 2 values averaged and put in box 3.
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.
This is what I have for drop down 1 to apply to box 3.
I've got an IF statement that's based around what's chosen from a drop-down list. The problem is I'm using "" to stand for nothing being chosen in the cell in question, and this is returning an error message and highlighting the '""' (that looks confusing).
I've tried checking and unchecking 'ignore blanks' in data validation but nothing much has happened.
I have a "form" type spread sheet that I have created where the user can enter different information (like name, company, addresses etc.). I have figured out how to create a drop down list. But what I would like to do is create on a seperate sheet a "data base" of information which will be "copied" into the appropriate cells on the first sheet depending on what the user selects from the drop down list.
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.
I would like to do something similar to wiL with an employee drop down list. As the user begins to type the name, the drop down would narrow the choices alphabetically or the user could select the drop down list then hit the first letter of the name and go to that letter of the list (i.e. selecting "M" to go to the portion of the list that starts with "M").
How would I write a marco that requires a password when a certain word in a drop down list is selected, bearing in mind that when this word is selected certain cells in the worksheet are no longer locked - in other words the certain cell can only changed by a specific person in the drop down list which when this person is selected a password is required.
I have a drop down list in my excel sheet that contains names of manufacturers. What i would like to do (using vba) is display some details of each manufacturer that will be copied from a different sheet.
So my question is, how can i read the string from the drop down list on one sheet and then copy a cell from another sheet.
I try and simplify a list of flights and their respective distances, so its easy for users to enter new flights into a database. Its not too much complication, but needs a formula i'm not sure which one though, either a pivot table or use of an OFFSET formula? Anyway a description of the attachment:
entries for all offices: title headers are self explanatory, with a drop down list at cell C42, referring to Destinations!G4:G88 (a range called airportlist) cell D42 referrs also to the same range, airportlist. numbers of flghts: totals of how many flights are booked per office, i've got this one sorted. total flight distances: self explanatory.
destinations: a list of every flght the company takes, for each route of travel. also i've researched out the distance each journey covers. i've then compiled a list of each airport used, so i can make the drop down lists which are then used on the "entries to all offices" sheet. (this is the airportlist range).
on the "entries to all offices" sheet, i've made the sample drop down lists on cells C42 and D42, and what i'm hoping is that cell E42 displays the distance between the two cities displayed in C42 and D42.
so my magical formula needs to take the value in cell C42, then on sheet "destinations" needs to pair it to a row matching the value in cell D42, then take the resultant distance in that row and dump it in cell E42.
I've created a sheet with a number of drop down lists using the validation menu.
Whilst working on the sheet the lists have disappeared! The validation options are still there and refer to the correct cells that have the correct details in them, but when I click in the cell that should have the list in it I don't get the down arrow to click that shows the list.
I've also tried creating a new list in another cell but that does the same.
Hopefully i've just changed a setting that stops it working and I can unchange it - but I don't know what's caused it.