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Updating cells based on selection from drop down list data validation

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    Updating cells based on selection from drop down list data validation

    Hi all,

    I'm using Excel 2007. I would like to seek some advise on how i may update cells after selecting a month from a drop down list.

    Basically i have created a simplified version of what i intend to have. One the 1st tab 'Cash Budget 2009', i have filled up a table with numbers, sorted by months. On the 2nd tab 'Dec09', i would like to create an expense table, to be able to be selected by month. So i have created a drop down list based on the months that are created in the 1st tab. Upon selection of the month from the drop down list, i would like the cells to display (fetch) the data from the 1st worksheet. It would also be helpful if the name of the 2nd tab can be updated to read as the month that is being selected.
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    Re: Updating cells based on selection from drop down list data validation

    Like so...just make sure the categories on the second sheet match the categories on the first exactly....
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    Re: Updating cells based on selection from drop down list data validation

    Hi JBeaucaire,

    Thanks a lot, works like a charm.

    Is there a way to automatically update the sheet name to the month that is selected from the drop down list?

    Thanks again.

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    Re: Updating cells based on selection from drop down list data validation

    Not without VBA. I prefer to go the other way and have cell B1 have the following formula in it:

    =MID(CELL("filename", A1), FIND("]", CELL("filename", A1))+1, 256)

    This way the cell updates itself based on the sheet name and then the formulas auto-update.

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    Re: Updating cells based on selection from drop down list data validation

    I see. This is so cool, thanks a lot for your help.

    Cheers

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    Re: Updating cells based on selection from drop down list data validation

    HI JBeaucaire,

    Let's say if I have 3 tabs and I have dropdown as the names of the tabs, I need to fetch data from each tab based on the dropdown selected. How would I need to modify the formula which you had on the excel? thanks in advance.

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    Re: Updating cells based on selection from drop down list data validation

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