Use If Statement In Cell That Contains Data Validation

Sep 29, 2011

I have a cell containing data validation list and what i want to do is that when i choose the 1st value from this list .. a number (for examole 1) appears in another blank cell .. and if i choose the 2nd value from the list .. another number (let's say 2) appears in the blank cell.

So how to use the if statement in a cell that contains a data validation ?!!

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I prefer to do it with Data Validation.

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