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Data Validation with If tests? Data Validation? or VBA? Something easier?

I have a workbook (attached) that has two entries in column A (apples and pears).  Varieties  of apples and pears are in column B
If a user selects Apple in column A.  I would like the column B drop down list to show all the various types of apples  in the
If the user selects Pears in column A, I wouuld like the drop down list in column B to only show the various types of pears.
Can someone help me with this in either VBA or Data validation, or something else.
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brothertruffle880
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gowflowCommented:
ok here it is

I created a name range Level1 that have Apples and Pears and changed the disposition a little bit and Level2 have the details of Level1.

The cells that have the validation are A1 for Level1 and B1 for Level2 and here are the formulas

A1 validation formula
=Level1

B1 validation formula
=OFFSET(INDEX(Level2,1,MATCH($A$1,Level1,0)),0,0,COUNTA(INDEX(Level2,,MATCH($A$1,Level1,0))))

so choose any item in A1 and see B1 values.

gowflow
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