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    Cell formatting based on seperate cell

    I'm creating an excel calculator and i need the user to select inputs from a number of fields before the calculation is run. Depending on what the user selects i need secondary cells to display different options. In this case:

    I have a cell with a dropdown which is either Yes or No.
    If the user selects "Yes" in cell A1 then i want cell B1 to have a dropdown for "Plan 1" and "Plan 2" available.
    If the user selects "No" from cell A1 dropdown i'd like cell B2 to be un-editable, or failing that, display something like "N/A"

    Is that possible?

    Thanks,
    Jack

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    Re: Cell formatting based on seperate cell

    I assume that if A1 is empty you'd also like to restrict the value of B1?

    Enter Plan 1 and Plan 2 is some cells. Assume that's A10:A11.

    Setup the drop down list in cell B1. As the source for the list use this formula:

    =IF(OR(A1="No",A1=""),#N/A,A10:A11)

    If you get a message that says: The source currently evaluates to an error...

    Just answer: Yes
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    Re: Cell formatting based on seperate cell

    Hi

    The following You Tub will provide some answers

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm5m-y49rI0

    Cheers

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