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Dec 12, 2013

On the Control Panel sheet of the attached book, I need to load only the non blank cells from BQ3:BQ9 into a data validation drop down.

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May 13, 2012

I would like to be able to make the same thing and select items for my drop down list, that are not blak and follow a specific condition. But I don't know how to include the condition in the array formula.

The condition I need is follow:

I want to have a dropdown list with Items that are not blank, and First N > Last N.


It would be preferred to have formulas.

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Apr 5, 2009

Make a Data Validation dropdown list that also enters a range for cells, for example:

Kitchen High Upto 100 Easy Blank 2 Daily >6 hrs Medium >1 week
Lounge Low Large Easy Blank 0 Daily >6 hrs Medium >1 month
Bedroom Low Large 100 Easy Blank 1-3 Daily 1-3 Low >1 year
Bathroom High Upto 100 Easy Blank 0 Weekly 1-6 Low <1 year

I can make a dropdown list for:


But if I select "Kitchen" I would like it to enter the rest of the cells in that row:

Kitchen High Upto 100 Easy 2 Daily >6 hrs Medium >1 week

The total number of rows I use is 10, and the number of items in the dropdown list will be 30.

The data in the cells 2 to 10 does not change from that first set to its data menu name.

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Sep 4, 2013

Error in data validation: "A named range you specified cannot be found." However, the named ranges are in the Name Manager, and if I go to the sheet and select the range, I can see it is already named.

Full description:

I created a spreadsheet model (no VBA, just formulas, etc) in a workbook that another coworker took and added VBA to. However, he was not working with the most updated version. So last night I checked the sheets which had the same names, made sure there were no differences except the changes I had made since that version, and then moved the ones from my current workbook into his workbook.

On the sheet where the user was to input details of the report, there are 4 cells that each contain different lists (non-dependent). I want the user to only be able to choose one of the 4 drop down menus - that is, if any of the 4 cells are filled in, I would like the other 3 to default to N/A (or somehow not be allowed to be chosen). This was solved in a previous thread:

Using A1: =IF(COUNTA(A2:A4),NA(),G2:G6) from the other thread solution, I used a named range instead of G2:G6 and it worked well.

When I merged the files together, the 4 cells no longer worked at all. It was suggested that I look at the Name Manager, and some of te named ranges I had were in there multiple times. I cleaned them up.

I tried to enter the same formula again, and it gave me the specific error: "A named range you specified cannot be found." However, the named ranges are in the Name Manager, and if I go to the sheet and select the range, I can see it is already named.

I am unable to load the spreadsheet due to sensitive data, and removing the data would make the workbook make no sense.

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E.g I have two worksheet in one excel file. One has a data activities of persons with their name like two columns i have in which one exist the name of person and second exist the activities which they perform.

On the second sheet, i made a data validation list of all the person names

Now my requirement is, when i select a person name from the list, load all the data from the 1st sheet to second sheet. Is this possible without VB code, because I want to share it on the Google sheet with my boss, where VB sheet is not supposed to work.

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My validation list will return those names but will also give me the blanks in between the names.

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Jan 18, 2013

Basically on a summary page, on sheet 1 say I have a formula which picks up the unit cost (I have this as an array across 5 years)

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I need the ability to change the driver in the future, hence the drop down box. I can also get the unit array part to work fine, I'm just struggling to get this driver array to work..............

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