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Deliminted list for Data Validation in Excel 2010

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Is there a way to create a two-column list to use in the Data Validation process in Excel 2010?   have a list like:

   ResouceID               ResourceType
     PrjMgr                    Project Manager
    RscMgr                    Resource Manager
    RSC                         Resource

But in the drop-down in the cell, to control data, I need both columns to appear as the user may not know what each ResourceID refers to.

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Here's an article that describes a workaround.
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Thanks, but that really does not work as users will add and delete from the column, which means the combobox could deleted and I need a field in each row.  I do not think there is n answer in that I cannot do what I want, but thank you for trying to help.  This simply proved what I want to do I not possible.
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Please see my "The magical floating ActiveX control" artcle which was originally based on similar code. With this solution and the proper range setting the combobox will show up.
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I just checked my article and as it's set up will show the combobox in any cell that has data validation, but you can change the following line to specify a range instead.

If Target.Validation.Type = 3 Then
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