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    Question Creating multiple lists

    I have a hard one.

    I work for a government institution with a lot of bureocratic hierarchies. Weve recently made a survey of over 6000 locations.
    For each of these locations there will be created lots of columns of data. 6 of them will define hierarchy.
    Each of those six columns may individually repeat names (for example "maintenance" but relates to different buildings)
    It conforms a quite large and complex tree with many repetitions

    An example Ive seen around illustrates this well:

    Continents Countries Cities Streetname Shopname Foodtype... etc

    Its basically the same kind of structure where many repetitions will occur

    Well now start the phase of passing our survey into excel and Id like to create restricted and auto-filtering lists for each of those columns.
    That way, once you choose the continent from the first validated list, the second one shows only the corresponding countries and so on.

    The thing is, Ive seen this done by creating several tables as a source for those lists, but being my database so complex, its just not worth it, it would take forever.
    I was hoping for a function that can do this automatically.

    The source for this is a table in this manner:

    HIER1 HIER2 HIER3
    America USA New York
    America USA Washington
    America Venezuela Santa Maria
    Europe Spain Santa Maria
    Europe France Paris

    And so on for 6 related columns....

    Is this doable at all?

    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: Creating multiple lists

    Please attach a sample of your workbook so far. It's much easier to develop a solution without having to re-create your data. Remember to remove/replace sensitive info before uploading the file.
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    Red face Re: Creating multiple lists

    Ok, this is a sample spreadsheet

    In the first tab we will fill in the info from the survey.
    In the second tab is part of the hierarchical structure I want to use in columns L to Q of the first tab, using drop-down lists so that the integrity of data and names is maintained.

    Thanks a lot!

    Niko
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    Re: Creating multiple lists

    Ive decided to work arund this and preparaed a whole spreadsheet to be used as a template for copying and pasting

    If anyone is still working on this, there is no need anymore, but thank you! However, Im still interested in the solution if there is one!

    Thanks a lot,

    Niko

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