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# Excel - Dynamically changing list boxes

Posted on 2013-01-24
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I have attached a sample Excel workbook.  I want to be able to work with 5 drop down lists.  All of the lists are the same.  There are 5 items in each of the dropdowns, and at any given time, each dropdown list item displayed will NOT be duplicated in any of the other 4 dropdowns.  I want to be able to select any of 5 items in a specific dropdown list, and have the items "swap".

I know above is not a very good explanation.  Hopefully the sample attached will show what I need better than this explanation.

Rick Norris
DropDownExample.xls
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Saqib Husain, Syed earned 2000 total points
ID: 38817685
Try this macro
Right-click on the sheet tab name
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Paste this code in the VBA window
Close the VBA window
``````Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
Dim cel As Range
Dim scel As Range
Dim dv
Dim dvn() As String
Dim nf As Boolean
If Target.Count = 1 And Not Intersect(Target, Range("G1:K1")) Is Nothing Then
For Each cel In Range("G1:K1")
If cel = Target Then
dvn = Split(Replace(ThisWorkbook.Names(Replace(cel.Validation.Formula1, "=", "")).RefersTo, "=", ""), "!")
For Each dv In Sheets(dvn(0)).Range(dvn(1))
nf = False
For Each scel In Range("G1:K1")
If scel = dv Then nf = True: Exit For
Next scel
If Not nf Then cel = dv: Exit Sub
Next dv
End If
End If
Next cel
End If
End Sub
``````
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Author Comment

ID: 38818771
ssaqibh:

Just a very quick post to thank you for the above....  At present, I have not had an opportunity to try.  It will be very late this evening before I can test.

I just did not want you to think I am ignoring your post.

Thanks again,
Rick Norris
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Author Closing Comment

ID: 38820903
ssaqibh:

EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT solution.  It met every requirement!

After I looked at what I really need to happen, I now need additional help....  I've posted a follow up question.  I do hope that you can "modify" the code to accommodate my additional requirement that was not part of this original question.  I have provided a link to the new question.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Office_Suites/MS_Office/Excel/Q_28009497.html

Thanks again for the very prompt solution to my problem!!

Rick Norris
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