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How to create a drop down list that includes more than one column of data?

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Kisongo, Oct 12, 2011.

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  1. Kisongo

    Kisongo Thread Starter

    Oct 12, 2011
    I am trying to find a way of creating a drop down list that will include more that one column of information.
    My cell that I wish to select from the drop down is A1.

    I have a list of items on a separate worksheet or further down to select from the drop down list is; column A includes a description of a product, column B is the price and D is the type.

    I would like that when I select the product in the drop down list (for example from A11), that the price (from B11) and that the type (from C11) also will stay with the product and appear in all 3 cells; A1= product, B1= price C1= type. so the price and type would remain with the product regardless if they were not chosen.

    A B C
    Product Price Type
    Shoes $2 Sports
    Sandles $3 casual

    So If i was to select shoes in the drop down, it would appear in cell A and $2 would appear in cell B and Sports would appear in cell C
  2. CDHarm


    May 26, 2011

    Hi, and welcome to the forum. You could use a userform for what you want. If you want to go that route I could or some one else may be able to do it. I'm not sure how what you want can be done with a formula. May be some one with more knowledge may be able to do it that way.

    Take a look at the attachment. This is something I put together for another user. It can be modified for your purpose.

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  3. Keebellah

    Keebellah Trusted Advisor

    Mar 27, 2008
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    I took a look at Charle's sample and should work for you, I did run into some vba errors but those are easy to solve, another method using data validation can help.
    I came accross this tutorial for Execl 2007 or 2010 but the same principle works vor 2003 files.


    It's worth the look and to let it sink in
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