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    how to create a drop down list that will populate multiple cells after selected

    I have a vehicle auction 4 times a year. I need to create an excel sheet that has a drop down list for the vehicles and the buyers. This will be used to auto populate the data from both the buyer and vehicle information into a printable bill of sale. The buyers will be in a drop down list as their bidder number 105,110,115,120 etc... The vehicles will be in a drop down list as the auction number 1,2,3,4 etc...
    I need to be able to select the vehicle and have it add yr, make, model, color & VIN. Then select the bidder # and have it enter the name, address, phone etc...

    I can create a drop down list but cannot make it populate the extra data into the other cells.

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    Re: how to create a drop down list that will populate multiple cells after selected

    Assuming you have a list/table of lots (and associated data) and a list/table of bidders (and associated data) you could use the key fields from those tables for the drop down Data Validation lists and VLOOKUP to return the associated data.


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    Re: how to create a drop down list that will populate multiple cells after selected

    my work in progress is attached. any help?
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    Re: how to create a drop down list that will populate multiple cells after selected

    c15: =VLOOKUP($J$15,'BIDDER LIST'!$A$2:$G$6,ROW()-13,FALSE) and drag down

    C26: =VLOOKUP($J$26,'VEHICLE LIST'!$A$2:$F$40,ROW()-24,FALSE) and drag down


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    Re: how to create a drop down list that will populate multiple cells after selected

    Using your named ranges:

    C15: =VLOOKUP($J$15,BIDDERLOOKUP,ROW()-13,FALSE)

    C26: =VLOOKUP($J$26,VEHICLELOOKUP,ROW()-24,FALSE)


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