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Using Excel dropdown to determine which values to display

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Hi,

See attached,
I need to produce identical financial statements for 3 different locations of a particualar company.

I want to use a dropdown which will display the 3 locations (London, Paris , New York).

How do I change the values displayed - as a result of changing the location chosen.

See attached.
DropDownEE1.xlsx
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Question by:Patrick O'Dea
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by:Rob Henson
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In C3 put this formula and then copy down for the other two:

=VLOOKUP($B3,MasterSheet!$A$1:$D$4,MATCH($C$2,MasterSheet!$A$1:$D$1,0),FALSE)

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Rob H
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by:Patrick O'Dea
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Thanks Rob,

I am not a great fan of Vlookup (which may or may not be a sensible opinion).

In the real world my requirement will involve data sheets that may have about 3,000 rows and I need to feel 100% confident of a robust solution.

Any alternatives to VLookup ?
Perhaps I should just stick with it?
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Steven Harris earned 150 total points
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As long as it setup correctly, the VLOOKUP robhenson suggested will be just as 'robust' as any other.  If you wanted to move away from the formula, you would need to go with VBA.
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by:Patrick O'Dea
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Thanks!
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by:Rob Henson
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The only other option I can think of would be use of the DFunctions, the syntax for those is, for example DGET:

=DGET(Database,Field,Criteria)

The Database would be the whole dataset, in example had 4 columns with headers and 3 rows of data.

Field would be city dropdown choice, works in this scenario as you have the City as a column header.

Criteria, this would need a little bit of work as your column with Sales etc didn't have a header.

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Rob H
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Example of dsum attached
Copy-of-DropDownEE1.xlsx
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