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Old August 30th 05, 09:09 AM
KDD
 
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Hi.

I have 2 lists like this:

Code Name
X12 David
Z55 Arnold
AB223 Meechie etc

I would like to do cell validation and give user the option of using drop
down list in either of the columns, while the other column gets populated by
using VLOOKUP.

Is this possible, or an insane request?! Pls do help

KDDXB

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Old August 30th 05, 09:19 AM
Roger Govier
 
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It is quite possible. Take a look at the following look for some guidance on
how to set about it.
http://www.contextures.com/xlDataVal01.html


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"KDD" wrote in message
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Hi.

I have 2 lists like this:

Code Name
X12 David
Z55 Arnold
AB223 Meechie etc

I would like to do cell validation and give user the option of using drop
down list in either of the columns, while the other column gets populated
by
using VLOOKUP.

Is this possible, or an insane request?! Pls do help

KDDXB



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Old August 30th 05, 09:28 AM
Arvi Laanemets
 
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Hi

Create a sheet p.e. Employees, with columns Code and Name (column headers in
row 1, no empty rows in table) - and fill it.
Create named ranges p.e.
EmplCode=OFFSET(Employees!$A$1,1,,COUNTA(Employees !$A:$A)-1,1)
EmplTable=OFFSET(Employees!$A$1,1,,COUNTA(Employee s!$A:$A)-1,2)

On your input sheet, select wanted range in column Code, and create a data
validation list with source
=EmplCode
Into next column, p.e. into cell B2, enter the formula like this:
=IF(ISERROR(VLOOKUP(A2,EmplTable,2,0)),"",VLOOKUP( A2,EmplTable,2,0))
and copy it down.


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"KDD" wrote in message
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Hi.

I have 2 lists like this:

Code Name
X12 David
Z55 Arnold
AB223 Meechie etc

I would like to do cell validation and give user the option of using drop
down list in either of the columns, while the other column gets populated
by
using VLOOKUP.

Is this possible, or an insane request?! Pls do help

KDDXB





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