VBA Dropdown List

Hello Experts,

I would like to add a VBA dropdown list in the cell right below "Name".  If the cell to the right (named cell: 'RVStatus') says "Active" then I want the dropdown list to reference named range: EmpActiveAlpha, but if the cell says "In Active" - then I would like the dropdown list to reference named range: EmpInActiveAlpha.

Thank you in advance for your help!
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Wayne Taylor (webtubbs)Commented:
Why a VBA dropdown? You can do this with a Data Validation list....

1) From the Data tab on the ribbon, select "Data Validation"
2) Allow "list"
3) Enter this formula in Source...
    =IF(RVStatus="Active", EmpActiveAlpha, IF(RVStatus="In Active", EmpInActiveAlpha, ""))
4) Click OK.

GeekamoAuthor Commented:
I received an error when I use the data validation. It basically says it resulted in an error. So instead of troubleshooting that, I just asked about VBA knowing it can be done that way too.
Wayne Taylor (webtubbs)Commented:
It can be done in VBA, but it's harder to maintain that a DV list.

Can you post a screenshot of the error?
Rodney EndrigaData AnalystCommented:
This should enter the DROPDOWN LIST using the proper NAMED RANGES you have in the ActiveWorkbook:

Sub EE_DropDownList()
Dim chkValue As String
Range("I13").Select     ' You can change this CELL as needed; DropDown list is applied in this cell.
chkValue = UCase(Range("N13").Value)     ' You can change this CELL as needed
If chkValue = "ACTIVE" Then
    With Selection.Validation
        .Add Type:=xlValidateList, AlertStyle:=xlValidAlertStop, Operator:= _
        xlBetween, Formula1:="=EmpActiveAlpha"
        .IgnoreBlank = True
        .InCellDropdown = True
    End With
Else    ' If ANYTHING other than <<ACTIVE>> is entered.
    With Selection.Validation
        .Add Type:=xlValidateList, AlertStyle:=xlValidAlertStop, Operator:= _
        xlBetween, Formula1:="=EmpInActiveAlpha"
        .IgnoreBlank = True
        .InCellDropdown = True
    End With
End If
End Sub

NOTE: You will need to change the CELL REFERENCES to a valid location for it to work properly.

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Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
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