excel valuelist

folks

have a colum a in sheet 1 with a list of people/names i.e.

NAME
PETER
LUKE
SIMON

would like in column B to select a value i.e. Car Type, when I select car type I would like to have values copied accross (valuelist) to the

CAR       Description              TRANSMISSION      FUELTYPE
FORD      FORD CORSA       AUTOMATIC              DIESEL
MAZDA      MAZDA 323              MANUAL              UNLEADED


so it looks like this

NAME      CAR               Description             TRANSMISSION      FUELTYPE
PETER      FORD      FORD CORSA             AUTOMATIC             DIESEL
LUKE      MAZDA      MAZDA 323            MANUAL                     UNLEADED
SIMON      FORD      FORD CORSA  AUTOMATIC                      DIESEL

Also have excel sheet sample attached
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Danny ChildIT ManagerCommented:
Here you go...
ee-car-vlookup.xlsx
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Danny ChildIT ManagerCommented:
The sheet does 3 things.

The first is Col C - where I've gone to the Data tab..  Data Validation.. and selected the List entry, and then picked all the cells in Col J that list the car types.  This means that ONLY the cars in the list can be picked.

The second is to do a VLOOKUP, on the car type, which finds the name in the table, and then gets the corresponding values either 2, 3, or 4 cells to the right.

The third thing is to use an IF statement around the VLOOKUP so that it doesn't return any values if the LENgth of the cell is 0 - ie the cell is blank.
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