link combo selection to data

Posted on 2011-02-28
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I wish to display data from one sheet to another based on a drop down list (I used Data Validation and a named range (NAMES on DATA!)
The end result is that on the sheet labeled 'new layouts' I want the user to select the person, and the the values from the DATA sheet to populate the 'new layouts'
Question by:singleton2787
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Could you explain a little more?

When a user selects say "• EMEA Deployment – Pieter" from the list what should happen? Similarly for say "• APJ Deployment – Jackie"

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I thought I submitted a response, but it apparently didn't come through.  You can hardcode the numbers in the left-hand column if you like.  You could also use an IF statement to eliminate the zeroes where the data is blank.

Good luck,

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Is this what your looking for ? select your item the click on the item you will see the data beneith it in the fields in New Layouts sheet. Sorry don't know what kind of control you hv there htis is why could not trap the dropdown event to display data.

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gowflow and others, that is almost it. The only problem is that when I select the name from New Layouts!C3 the data below doesn't populate unless I step off the field, and then select it again. Is there a way to fix this? Thanks!
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It works on mine.  Are calculations turned on?  I'm not sure why you're not seeing it.
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Well I told you when you select the item in the combo click on the cell again it will populate the data. It is not the best thing but pls advise how did you get this combobox there ? and what type is it maybe I can get you somehting better
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Sorry my mistake here it is try this version when you select an item it populates rightaway

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