Excel 2010 :: Getting Error When Try To Add Dependent Dropdown List
Oct 29, 2013
Creating a spreadsheet in Excel 2010 and am creating the dropdowns from a separate sheet in the workbook. There are no spaces and I don't know why I keep getting the "The Source currently evaluates to an error."
I am entering the Data Validation to reference the first cell I need "=INDIRECT(H3)"
I have put the spreadsheet on dropbox. When you select the "Sequencing Platform" drop down, it need to give just the dropdown for the platform selected.
My Excel 2007 has "auto complete with a drop down list". When I type in the first character, a drop down list appears listing all the entries in that column tha start with that character. I click on one of the entries and the cell is "auto completed" with that entry. Sure is handy. I try to find that functionally in Excell at work, Office Professional 2010, and no bueno for kaki.
I'm trying to create a set of three dynamic/dependent drop down lists of date values, based on a set of imported data. Depending on whether the preferred choice is to list all dates in a range or just dates on the 15th, the available start and end drop down lists will change.
In addition, if possible I would then like to display a list of valid dates (not sure if this needs to be VBA).
The attached sheet shows/explains what I am attempting but here it is as well:
If B3 is set to show all dates in the month then:
the first dropdown option for C3 will be the first date of IMPORT (D2) the first dropdown option for C4 will be the C3 value, to the last date in IMPORT (D) column
If B3 is set to show 15th of the month then:
the dropdown for C3 will be the first date of IMPORT (D) column with a date of 15th the dropdown for C4 will be in the range of C3 to the last date of IMPORT (D) column with a date of 15th only dates of 15th will be listed in both C3 and C4 dropdownlists
the dates in IMPORT column D are taken from IMPORT column A, B & C, which will be imported and will always be date sequential the number of rows of date entries will change with every import but there will never be any blank rows between dates the values in IMPORT columns A, B & C will always be numerical, and can be referenced if required [ideally] the LIST OF DATES will be populated with the date range, based on the option selected in B3
I'm fairly familiar with Excel (2010) and I have also done some VBA but I'm new to dynamic, nested dropdown lists and I'm unsure what the most practical way is to achieve this.
I am using windows 7, excel 2010 I have a work book, my price list is sheet one and my list of customers and what discounts they get per item in sheet 2.
I choose customer on sheet 1, say i choose a & L sales, well on sheet 2 it shows they get a discount of 45 percent. so I want the 45 percent to show in cell 4r on sheet one, but if the dropdown box shows customer a & V it should show 35 percent because that is what it is on sheet two in cell 3c.
sheet two has 158 customers and each get a difference discount for that product
I am looking to insert a drop down box in Excel 2010 which will allow users to select multiple items. At the moment I have data validation drop down lists in other columns, however I need one column to allow for multiple selections.
Basically I have a drop down which allows for a region to be selected, my next drop down (in the next column) I need to allow users to either select "ALL", or multiple countries which fall within the region selected previously. I need a check box so that users can select multiple countries, and deselect if an incorrect country is selected in error.
I'm using Excel 2010. I have developed a calculator (attached) to make life easier for my colleagues. It works perfectly fine. But one thing keeps bugging me.
In Cell C3 - You have the option to choose "Daily" or "Weekly" (Drop Down). This selection effects your selection for Cell C6.
If you choose Daily in Cell C3 then your options for Cell C6 are restricted to select/enter an amount between £0.00 and £6.00.
If you choose Weekly in Cell C3 then your options for Cell C6 are restricted to select/enter either £0.00 or £12.00.
This works perfect.
However, if I select "Weekly" and then select " £12.00", all my results are perfect which is exactly what I want BUT if I then go back up to C3 and change "Weekly" to "Daily", the £12.00 in C6 remains (though the data validation for "Daily" is restricted to £0.00- £6.00) and all the results are consequently wrong until C6 is changed.
The obvious thing is to delete the £12.00 from Cell C6 or introduce a "clear" button BUT I don't want my colleagues to do this as it leaves the possibility of error and since we are dealing with money, I can't have it.
So what I would love and what would complete this calculator and deem it ready is if every time Cell C3 is selected (i.e. from the drop down list you choose Weekly or Daily) it as a result resets Cell C6 to £0.00.
I want to create a spreadsheet, where one column allows the user to choose 'P' or 'C' from a list. No problem. I want the next column to contain options specific to what they choose. So if they choose 'C' they get a different list to choose from than if they would have chosen 'P'.
Attempting to use INDIRECT function to create dependent data validation list (Type). The tricky part is that the drop down options are dependent on the values of two (2) cell values (Brand and Country).
I have used the INDIRECT function before but dependent on ONE cell value only.
I need to create a 2-stage dependent drop down list.
In cell G7 (on a tab called 'Data'), I have created a drop down list based on a range name called 'Region' .
In cell G8, I need to create a drop down list which is dependent on the value chosen in G7.
Problem is, I will need to create a dynamic range name here which needs to vlookup or match the value from G7 in a dynamic list of data (the data is on different tab called 'RCA Data' and is spread over columns A:E with row A for headings - the data will go down an undetermined number of rows)
Every time the value in G7 matches a value in the 'RCA data' (the potential matches are stored in column
D) I need the corresponding cell value in column C to be added to the dynamic list. This list then needs to be available to choose from a drop down list in G8.
I need to create a data validation drop-down that is dependant on what has been selected in another drop-down. However, all the solutions I've come across online so far suggest using the INDIRECT function, which is not appropriate in my case. This is because the data upon which the two drop-downs are based on is itself dynamic. My specific situation is this:
In one sheet, I have a list of university names in one column, and in the next column a list of faculties. The same university can appear multiple times in the sheet (once for each different faculty at the university). This information will be added to regularly, with new universities and new faculties added often.
In another sheet, I want a drop-down in one column that takes its validation from the list of universities. I then want a second drop-down that is only populated with a list of faculties at that university. The INDIRECT solution seems to only work if I can define a static range of cells from which to draw this data. How do I do it in my situation above?
I have been asked to edit a worksheet for a client, they want me to create a dependent drop list using existing data from three columns.
I have created a dynamic named range and used and index to create the drop down list, which seems to work correctly. I run into a problem with I try to add the list to more than one column, as it obviously pulls in values from the Helper sheet I have used.
When the user tries to select values in row one after making a selection in row two, the values available for selection are incorrect.
Is there any way to have a three column dependent drop list that can be used in more than one row?
I have uploaded the file here: ownCloud
The information on the tab named 'Cabling Ducts' is used in an index on the 'Helper' sheet to remove duplicate values. The drop down list columns appear in 'CS 1' under the headings 'Cable Type', 'Size (mm)' and 'Cores'. Helper sheet is self explanatory.
There are other dependent drop-down list posts on this forum, but none of them are talking about working with multiple worksheets. I have three worksheets, one called "Main", one called "Universities", one called "Schools".
One the "Main" worksheet, I have two Combo Boxes (the one from the "Form" toolbar). I would like to first pick a university from the combo box and then based on the selection, the second combo box would give me just the schools in that specific univeristy. My guess on how to link the two drop-down list is by the ID column. If I select "University of Washington" which has an ID of "WAS" it would narrow down the second list to ID with "WAS" in it (Which would be "WAS1", "WAS2, etc). The reason I am using Combo Box is because of the "Link Cell" property which give me an output of the number of the selection into a cell. I will use that to get the corresponding ID. I have attached an example to this post.
Is it possible to have a worksheet code that would underline a row if a certain value is selected in a dropdown list?
I have a worksheet with data populated across colums A to K, in Column I there is a dropdown list. What I wanted was to be able to understrike the Columns A to K of a particular row is the value in the dropdown list in Column I ="Cancelled". I cannot use Conditional Formatting as I have already used the maximum 3 formats for other features.
I am working on a spreadsheet for my Building company. I'm building a tool to price for Fascia, Soffits and Cladding.
I'm using Macbook Pro Microsoft Office for Mac 2011
Please see attached file
The first sheet holds all the lists of products, Category Headings list is in column A and then all the relevant products and prices are then from B to BI. I have defined each category with a name by selecting the cells and entering a name in the name box.
The second sheet is a Calculator in which I would like a to have a drop down list in the Category Column (Which I have worked out how to do myself - good old google) and then a drop down list in the second column which lets the user select from a list of results based on the selection from the previous column.
Example: Category(B3) - 18mm Fascia/Replacement Board (Square White) - Drop down menu taken from sheet 1 A3:A33 Description (C3) - Drop down list containing all the options from D2:D15 Named "FasciaReplacementBoard18mmWhite"
So basically, whatever the user selects in Column B (from the category list) a drop down list would be available in Column C
The Value column would then show a value based on the options selected.
I have scoured the net for the following and have not been able to find a solution. I have found variations but not something specific for the use needed here.
I have attached a file with sample data which has the following format.
Column 1 = vehicle model (in this example golf, jetta, but there will be over 100 choices)
Column 2 = vehicle package option for specified vehicle model (automatic transmission, manual transmission, automatic transmission with air conditioning, etc...)
Column 3 = vehicle colour available for vehicle package option
Please note that Column 2 values for 'golf' are different than values available for 'jetta' (in the sample data I have blocked out common values with the same colour for quick and easy identification)
Also please note that Column 3 values of colour options vary for each 'vehicle package option'.
The behaviour that would be ideal is to have 3 drop down menus. The first drop down menu will allow selection from column 1 and will show each model only one time and repeated values will not be shown. The second drop down menu will only show the options available based on the selection in the first drop down menu. Likewise, the third drop down menu will show the colour options available based on the selection in the second drop down menu.
Since my data will involve hundreds of unique values in column 1 with plenty more added over time, it seems that the format of the data and the way it is laid out in the attached sample is the easiest way to organize it. It is perhaps also the easiest way to include new data without a lot of reprogramming.
Sample Data - Dependent Drop Down Cells Question.xlsx
Recorded macro. The hope is to insert a excel formatted table a set number of times. I have found a loop code that references a Cell A1 and repeats that amount of times. So if A1= 10. There should be 10 tables inserted. However on the second time there is a fault with the table name. I need the name to change each time the loop is run. ie Table1, Table2, Table3 etc up until the loop stops (A1 contents).
I am using excel for windows 2010. The macro that i have so far is below.
Sub LoopTest() Dim n Dim V Range("A1").Select V = ActiveCell.Value
I have two columns of data; one is in inches, one is in metres. If someone is inputting data from an original source that has the data in metres I want excel to automatically calculate and input the data into the inches column. Additionally, if they input the data from the source in inches, I want excel to convert it to metres and input into the other column automatically. The conversion factor from inches to metres is * by 0.0254. I am no expert but after looking for this on the internet I am sure this requires some sort of VBA event code (although I don't really know the first thing about VBA). The excel columns will be in the same worksheet. I don't have a circular reference like I would do using normal Excel formula? I am using Excel 2010.
Excel ( 2010 ). I am creating a Sales Leads spreadsheet. Within the spreadsheet I have a the following relevant fields.
proposed sales value field ( F2 ), Estimated Close - which will be Q1,Q2,Q3 or Q4 ( G2 ), % Probability ( H2 ) & Q1 ( I2 ), Q2 ( J2 ), Q3 ( K2 ) & Q4 ( L2 ).
F2 = 150 G2 = Q2 H2 = 10%
I want to calculate the actual value of sales based on %prob and put the total into the correct field ( I,J,K or L ) based on what field G2 says. So in this case 15 into field J2. I have attached an example.
I am using Excel 2010 .I have set up Data validation for a dropdown box so I can select from a list of items. In the old versions of Excel the actual drop down arrow used to appear in each cell. In the version I have, the drop down arrow only appears when you select the actual cell. When I did the validation I checked the " In-Cell Dropdown", but it still doesnt put the arrow in the cell. Is this functionality available in Excel 2010 ?
My second issue is a formula.
The last name is in a list of items and users have to select Yes or No to theitems on the list. I am wanting to create another spreadsheet that automatically populates based on their responses.
In short, I want to be able to set up a rule or formula that states if the answer in column A is "y" then I need the information in column B to be displayed.
The ultimate aim is to get a automatic sub set, (in another tab), of the orginal information based on users responses.
Situation: I have two drop down lists 1) Country and 2) States/province
Country has list: [US, Canada]
If "US" is selected, [Arizona ,Florida, NewYork] is listed in the 2nd drop down list If "Canada" is selected, [Alberta, Ontario, Quebec] is listed in the 2nd drop down list
Scenario: First, I select "US" and choose the states to "Florida" Next I change the country to "Canada" and forgot to choose province Then, the 2nd dropdown list is changed to [Alberta, Ontario, Quebec], BUT the current value is still "Florida"
Probem: Now I have "Canada" and "Florida" selected in the sheet
Question: If the primary list is changed, can I make the 2nd drop down list to show a default value (e.g. blank or the first entry i.e. Alberta)?
I'm running Windows XP with Excel 2010. I would like to be able to have a group of 19 boxes of which each box has a unique entry, ie 1, 3B, 5C etc. Each box I'd like to have a way in which when selected only the single or dual unique characters show as a color. See attached spreadsheet with sample. When a cell with lets say 1 is selected, a drop box appears and the color and description are shown. Select a color but only show the 1 and the color selected, leaving behind the description. How can I do this for all 19 boxes. This seems like its a classic conditional format. Unfortunately it appears to be several orders of difficulty than a normal conditional format.
I'm trying to add a sorting filter dropdown on some columns in a sheet. If I select the column, then use Data -> Filter, it adds the filter. on that column. But then, if I select another column, the "Filter" button in the tool menu is already selected, even though there is no filter for that column. If I click it, the filter on the other column disappears. Then, clicking it again adds a filter for every single column. It seems I'm not able to select f.ex. 3 different columns and add a filter to only those. It's either all or none. Is this how it's supposed to work?
I have seen in a number of spreadsheets that you can create a drop down list using data validation that hides certain columns depending on what you select. this leads me on to my question...
I have created a Gantt chart for an entire year and what to put a drop down box in C1 that contains four selections (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4) to represent the four quarters of the year. I want to work it so that when the user selects Q1 it hides the columns where the other Quarters of the year are kept so you can only see that quarter.
If that is possible I would then like a second drop down box that allows the user to select a specific week.