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# excel userform / combobox with dependent list

Posted on 2010-09-13
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Hi experts,

I have a combo box on a userform that the user can choose a colour, e.g.  red, green, blue etc. how do i create a dependent list so that when colour red is selected, the number 4 writes to sheet 1 instead of the colour?.  THe users do not know the codes/assigned number but do know the colour. Can a dependent list be created on a userform? If so, how and how can i force the code to write the number rather than the colour?

This is a very simplified dummy example as I can't post the spreadsheet due to confidentiality.

My list is as follows:
Colours / Code
Blue              1
Orange      2
Green      3
Red              4

thanks heaps!
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Question by:JKCC
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Expert Comment

ID: 33661824
Post a workbook with dummy data. How are you populating your combo box list? If you have a list in the spreadsheet you could use VLOOKUP or similar.
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Expert Comment

ID: 33661878
Assuming the listbox is a multiple listbox then you can give the following code in the listbox change event...
Also i have assumed that you know the series order of the listbox and it as per shown here in your example...This will give value in the range a1 of your sheet.
Saurabh...

``````dim iItem as long

For iItem = 0 To ListBox1.ListCount - 1

If ListBox1.Selected(iItem) = True Then

range("A1").Value=iItem+1

exit sub

end if

Next iItem
``````
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Rory Archibald earned 400 total points
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Just use a two column list and write the second column back to the sheet (you can hide it in the combobox by setting its column width to 0) using:
Cells(1, 1).value = me.combobox1.list(me.combobox1.listindex, 1)
for example.
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Expert Comment

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Oops forget my code i didnt check that you are working on combox i thought you are working on listbox...
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StephenJR earned 100 total points
ID: 33661900
Perhaps like this if you have defined the row source for the combo box.

Private Sub ComboBox1_Change()

Range("A1").Value = Application.Match(Me.ComboBox1.Value, Range(Me.ComboBox1.RowSource), 0)

End Sub
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Author Comment

ID: 33664760
ok, I will try these out . thanks
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Author Closing Comment

ID: 33671636
thanks again rorya and stephenJR. I implemented it and it worked! I did have the rowsource defined.

cheers!
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