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Hello All,

Please check the attached file for sample
I have a complex issue regarding dropdowns. I need three dropdowns (dependent). Can you suggest the best vba way to do this?
Quarter dropdown
Month dropdown
Week dropdown
For example:
1.      if user selects Q1 for quarter dropdown, then he ONLY sees M1,M2,M3,M4 as choices for the month dropdown  
2.      Then, if user selects M1 for month dropdown, then he ONLY sees W1,W2,W3,W4 as choices for the week dropdown  
What I am envisioning – is this possible within Excel’s architecture? Or I am overthinking :(


thank you
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Saqib Husain, Syed earned 500 total points
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See if this method works for you using data validation formulas from ranges.
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by:Rayne
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Perfect Ssaqibh,

You have proved from time to time that:
The best solution is always the most simplest one

(and I was thinking 100 lines of VB code :(  

Can you exaplin whats happening here for the two drop-downs
month dropdown =OFFSET($L$7:$O$10,MATCH($C$2,$L$7:$L$10,0)-1,1,1,3)

week dropdown = =OFFSET($L$10,MATCH($C$3,$L$11:$L$22,0),1,1,5)

thank you :)
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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Paste the formula in any blank cell.
Select the cell
press F2...this will come to edit mode and will help you see the referred cells
with the edit mode active press F9 and you will see the result of the formula.

If you still have problems understanding then write back.
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Hello Ssaqibh,

Every-time you help me in EE, I always learn something NEW that I was not aware of :)
I never used those shortcut keys before. but now I will. Like here
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Office_Suites/MS_Office/Q_27915756.html
I learnt 'STOP' and I have been using that extensively in coding since then
All thanks to you :)

 I understood how you set up the logic. Took me a while to figure that as I didn't used offset formula for DV before.

Thank you
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Unmatched BEST Expert Help as always.
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Hello Syed,

I remembered that you helped me with this complex one last time :)

I have another new question -
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Office_Suites/MS_Office/Excel/Q_28387216.html#a39925376


Rayne
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