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How should I design repeating groups of input fields in an Excel application ?

Posted on 2013-10-25
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Hi Experts,

This is more of a design issue than a VBA coding question.

I am developing a straightforward questionnaire on a sheet with dropdown lists and using cells for user input. However, there are one or two questions which require repeating iterations of input fields.

As an example, a question "Which companies do you visit each month ?" is followed by, "Who is your main contact there ?"

Therefore, the user should be allowed to enter 'n' number of company/contact pairs. My question is, what is the best way of designing this for a clear and simple user experience ?

Thanks
Toco
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I would suggest placing company selection and contact selection side-by-side, then insert an additional row  below that repeats these elements each time a company/contact pair is entered.

Initial
<enter company name>              <enter contact>

With Selection
ABC Co.                                           John Doe
<enter company name>              <enter contact>
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Thanks Mark,

That's a very compact way of resolving the problem.
Much appreciated

Toco
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