Solved

i need to create an excel drop down list that that is limited

Posted on 2016-11-05
7
47 Views
Last Modified: 2016-11-28
i need to create an excel drop down list that that is limited by another column.

 for example, the drop down list would be created from column 2 where column 5 has a value of "RA" but not include entries from column 2 that correspond to a different value in column 5
0
Comment
Question by:mmarth
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:Roy_Cox
ID: 41875452
This can be done but you need to attach an example workbook that shows where the values are stored and what they are. Here's an example that I made for someone else that might help you.
Dependant_DV.xls
0
 
LVL 6

Author Comment

by:mmarth
ID: 41875478
what i am needing is on sheet 2 of Dependant_DV2 F2 : F6 except i only want customers where column c='as'
Dependant_DV2.xls
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:Roy_Cox
ID: 41875498
If you look at the example in Sheet 3 you will see three lists. Each Column is named according to the header. So in sheet1 when Customer 1 is selected, the options in the second combobox the choices are from that column, using the INDIRECT Function to select that list.

You need to make si9milar lists. If you provide the lists to choose from then I'll help you apply the method.
0
Online Training Solution

Drastically shorten your training time with WalkMe's advanced online training solution that Guides your trainees to action. Forget about retraining and skyrocket knowledge retention rates.

 
LVL 6

Author Comment

by:mmarth
ID: 41875574
what i am trying to do is not so involved. on the attached file WorkbookTest i want the drop down boxes on sheet 2 to bring in choices from sheet Lots like i have done except only when the variety is the same as sheet2!$A$1  such as '14RD62'.  i want to limit the choices to this variety.
0
 
LVL 6

Author Comment

by:mmarth
ID: 41875577
WorkbookTest
WorkbookTest.xlsx
0
 
LVL 19

Accepted Solution

by:
Roy_Cox earned 500 total points
ID: 41894722
I missed the final reply. If I understand correctly then this will be best with AdvancedFilter, automated with VBA. See attached example
WorkbookTest.xlsm
0
 
LVL 6

Author Closing Comment

by:mmarth
ID: 41904200
appreciate this solution. just wish it was automated and did not need to run the macro when changes were made to the table.
0

Featured Post

SharePoint Admin?

Enable Your Employees To Focus On The Core With Intuitive Onscreen Guidance That is With You At The Moment of Need.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Some code to ensure data integrity when using macros within Excel. Also included code that helps secure your data within an Excel workbook.
How to get Spreadsheet Compare 2016 working with the 64 bit version of Office 2016
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates using Microsoft Excel pivot tables, how to reverse engineer competitors' marketing strategies through backlinks.
Many functions in Excel can make decisions. The most simple of these is the IF function: it returns a value depending on whether a condition you describe is true or false. Once you get the hang of using the IF function, you will find it easier to us…

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question