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Dynamically change a data validation list based on a cell value

Hi All. I have a worksheet (Sheet2) that contains lists that are used to populate data validation lists on Sheet1. At the top of each list there is a formula that counts the number of items in the list and the number of the last row in the list.

I would like to dynamically populate the data validation lists on Sheet1, based on the number of the last row in the list.

For example, if the number of the last row in the list in cell B1 on Sheet2 was 7, the list displayed in the dropdown list on Sheet1 would be Sheet2!B2:B7, if the number was 10, the list displayed would be Sheet2!B2:B10, and so on.

Is there any way to include a formula in the data validation source that will change the range of the dropdown list based on the value in Sheet2!B1?

Or maybe there is another way of achieving the same result?

Of course, I could insert a UserForm and use VBA to solve the problem fairly easily, but I'd rather avoid this if possible.

Any help greatly appreciated.


Regards


Terry

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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Terrygordon

Hi Brad

Thank you. Works perfectly, as usual.

Regards

Terry
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