What is this Excel feature called? (I want to research it.)

Over the years I have became aware that when you type in text is a test cell, similar text form other cells will flood the cell allowing to you to quickly reuse the same text. After enough testing I have deduced that it only works with text  and only text in cells directly above the cell you are entering new text.  The ascending cells must be the same size as the entry cell and Excel only utilizes data in ascending cells containing text and then only ascending to cells containing text that are contiguous to the cell in which you are entering new data.

I have tried to research this feature but had little success.  Anyone know the name of this feature?
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Bill GoldenExecutive Managing MemberAsked:
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Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
Are you talking about AutoComplete?
Roy CoxGroup Finance ManagerCommented:
That feature is auto-complete, read thisread this

You can also right click on a cell and choose "Pick from drop down list"

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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
It is called "AutoComplete".
Bill GoldenExecutive Managing MemberAuthor Commented:
Roy, your link was a watershed of information.  Now if I redesign a couple of spreadsheet I will make like easier for everyone.  I believe this is the point!
Roy CoxGroup Finance ManagerCommented:
Glad it helped. It's surprising how many under used features that excel has.
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