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IF function and drop down menus

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    IF function and drop down menus

    Is there an Excel guru that can help with this - its related to "drop down menus"


    I have 2 colombs of data.

    AT the bottom of the first, I have created a drop down menu using the "data validation" feature in excel.

    At the bottom of the second colomb, I have used an "IF" function that returns a result, which depends on what value is chosen from the drop down menu in colomb 1

    The problem I have is that I want the TRUE result from the IF function to be another drop down menu, being the data in colomb 2.


    How do you write an IF function where the TRUE result is a drop down menu??
    I tried to create a drop down menu of colomb2 elsewhere in the spread sheet, and used that cells location as the TRUE value, but this didn't work either...

    ANy suggestions??

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    re: IF function and drop down menus

    Hi,

    sounds like you need to explore dependent data validation. What you want to achieve is not done with an IF function, but by defining the list for the data validation based on the selection in the first drop down. Check out http://www.contextures.com/xlDataVal02.html for more details or google "dependent data validation"

    hth

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    Re: IF function and drop down menus

    You legend!!!!!


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    Re: IF function and drop down menus

    You legend!!!!!
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