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# Data Validation With Nested IF Statements Or VLOOKUP Does Not Work

## Excel spreadsheet will contain a form that will consist of drop down boxes (data validation). Each drop down box will define the data that can be selected in the next drop down box. The way I initially went about it, is creating nested IF statements. However, we all know there is a limit of 7 nested IF statements. I have 10! So below formula does not work: =if(B5=1,F5:I5, if(B5=2, F6:I6, if(B5=3, F7:H7, if(B5=4, F8:J8, if(B5=5, F9:H9, if(B5=6,F10:G10, if(B5=7,F11:H11, if(B5=8,F12:H12, if(B5=9, F13:I13, if(B5=10, F14:K14)))))))))) I tried other workarounds such as CONCATENATE, or & signs. No luck. VLOOKUP does not work also, because there are multiple columns in col_index_num. Anything else I try gives me this message: “The List Source must be a delimited list, or a reference to a single row or column” What should really happen is this: User selects value in first list box. Second list box shows values associated wih the value from the first drop down only.

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I’ve tried to take the time to explain my query so if anyone is happy to help, I’ll definitely take the time to give a decent response.

I’ve broken it down abit.

Background

I’ve created a form for which users select a series of drop down boxes, as each drop down box has a value selected, the options available for the proceeding drop downs are filtered and the options then become limited.

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Multiple IF Statements (skip The Next Two Statements Or The Result Will Be Changed Again)
I have three IF statements as below. the problem is if the first statement is true I want it to skip the next two statements or the result will be changed again.

Data Validation :: Selected From 4 Validation Lists
I would like to know if it's possible to populate a data validation list based on what is selected from 4 validation lists?

for example:
On sheet1:
If 'Group1' is selected from data validation list1 then data validation list5 will show a list of all items from Group1. If 'Group2' is selected from data validation list2, then data validation list5 will display all the items in 'Group2'...

(I do not want to use a combo box for this)

Dependent Validation List Errors With Indirect & Vlookup
troubleshooting dependent validation list formula. I found the Ozgrid instructions for the Dependent Validation Lists to be verfy informative and I downloaded the "MatchingLists.xls" to use as a starting point.

My challenge is this: The MatchingLists.xls example does not take into account that there may be MULTIPLE dependent lists that have spaces, numbers and other unique characters in the list's source celles. Therefore, I have decided to reference a NameLookup (named range) that has an abbrevieated name for each each item (without numbers & spaces) I am nesting VLOOKUP within the INDIRECT formula to achieve the results I need - but for some reason it fails occasionally and I do not know how to troubleshoot!

Data Validation Source =INDIRECT(VLOOKUP(SUBSTITUTE(E5," ","_"),NameLookup,2,0))

Excel's Data Validation simply returns the message "The source currently evaluates to an error". This is frustrating becuase it is not consistent. It works with some lists and not with others. How do I troubleshoot???

My worksheet is attached for your reference. The source data for the dependent lists is on the Lists sheet. The dependent drop-downs are in columns E-H on the drop-down sheet. The formula that I am having trouble with is in "Subcategory" (column F). For some reason, I cannot choose category "26_Heat_Exchangers" to populate the subcategories. There are a few other categories that this formula breaks on and I don't know why. Please tell me this is not some crazy limitation with Named Ranges.

Vlookup With Nested IF's Or CountIF's
Hi guys, hopefully you can shed some light onto this small problem I am having.

The current formula I'm trying to use is:

=IF(VLOOKUP(A4,EPG1!D4:AN26,6,FALSE),COUNTIF(PASS,""))+IF(VLOOKUP(A4,EPG1!D4:AN26,6,FALSE),COUNTIF(F AIL,""))

This isn't producing the desired results.

What I am trying to do in words is this:

IF... in this array it equals A4 then look at coloum 6 and then Countif col 6 says Pass and then add another if it says Fail....

Call A Row Based On A Validation List With Vlookup Formulas Intact?
I am trying to create an interactive Price List / Quote Form. I have 1 tab (price list) that contains all data arrays. I have 1 tab (Items) that correctly calls avalable quantities based on a validation list and then Vlookup populates the formulas with the correct pricing & notes based on the quantity. I would like on the cover/quote page to have a drop down (in cells B23-30) where someone can choose a product based on the list, and then have the collums C,D & F populate with the rest of th information:

Column C with quantities for that product
Column D with pricing based on that quanity
Column F with notes for that quantity

Column E will calculate total based on simple math

Enclosed is my file