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dependent validation list using only the first 2 characters...possible in Excel or not?

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I can set up a dependent dropdown validation list using Indirect..named ranges etc. However, is it possible to do the following..
in the attached file I have a list of 4 digit codes that starts with 52, then another that starts with 50. Is it possible to set up a dependent dropdown list that is set up so that when the user enters a code starting with 52 in one cell, that on the same row in a column beside it, a list is generated which only shows the descriptions and numbers for the codes starting with that e.g. in the attached file it should only show the entries in rows B1:B20.(in blue)  Then if the user selects a number that starts with 50, they should only see the entries in B21:B27 (yellow).
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EE-dependent-dropdown-list---first-.xlsx
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