Data Validation VS Combobox

Mar 17, 2009

I am using Excel 2007 and I've been working with a spreadsheet that utilizes several Data Validation to allow users to make different choices and depending on those choices the next options in line change. My problem is that I have so many different options, so long of formulas, that I run out of space to type in formulas in the DV source field. One way I get around this is to drop down to the next cell and start again, but I really need all the choices to stay in one row. Somebody suggested using VLookup, but I am not sure if that is the right path to take because a few of the final drop down choices have multiple options, and I'm not clear on how to use VLookup.

I am strongly considering using a Combobox Form Control or Combobox ActiveX control because, from what I have learned, they wouldn't be restricted by formula space. However, being fairly new to Excel I do not know what the codes would be to allow the comboboxes to change options based on previous selections. I've searched the message boards extensively and haven't been able to find an answer.

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I am working on a project where I have a data validation list box in column A B and C on the same row. The selection in column A determines what can be selected in column B, and column b effects column c selection. The data from the list is located in another sheet and dynamic named ranges.

The data validation source is as follows:

Column A:
=ProjectNoList
Column B:
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This works fine, however I need the drop down menus to be longer as there can sometimes be a lot of data to scroll through. To do this I have used the instructions at Excel Data Validation Combo box Click to make a combobox data validation.

It works fines for column A, however I can't get the list for column B to populate in the combo box.

The code looks like this:

Code:
Dim str As String
Dim cboTemp As OLEObject
Dim ws As Worksheet
Set ws = ActiveSheet
On Error GoTo errHandler

If Target.Count > 1 Then GoTo exitHandler

Set cboTemp = ws.OLEObjects("ComboName")
On Error Resume Next
If cboTemp.Visible = True Then
With cboTemp
.Top = 10
.Left = 10
.ListFillRange = ""

[code]....

I suspect that column A works because the data validation formula is only referring to a named ranged, ProjectNolist, however columbs B and C use a few in a formula.

Code:
.ListFillRange = str
is empty when column b is selected

is it possible to get the data validation list from column b and c into a combo box and if so how?

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[Code]....

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Private Sub Worksheet_BeforeDoubleClick(ByVal Target As Range, _
Cancel As Boolean)
Dim str As String
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Set wsList = Sheets("Rep Assist Report")
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.Visible = False
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