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    Inventory using drop-down lists

    Hello all,

    I am trying to build a simple inventory form for the company I work for. What we need is a spreadsheet that will keep a running total of inventory between 3 different locations. There will be several products to keep track of. The "location" tabs need to report the current number in inventory to the "inventory" tab. We are using drop-down lists on the "location" tabs to choose the products. What I need help with is getting the "inventory" tab to calculate the number based on the product selected in the drop-down.

    I hope this makes sense. I have attached a sample of what I am trying to achieve.

    Thanks in advance!
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    Re: Inventory using drop-down lists

    This would form the basis of your formula...
    =SUMIF(Alliance!$E:$E,Inventory!$A2,Alliance!$F:$F)
    You would then just need to adjust the sheet name for each location (do this just for the 1st cell, then copy it down

    I "could" set this up using INDIRECT so that you dont need to change the sheet ref each time, but if you have a LOT of locations and a LOT of products, that could slow your file down. I will give you the formula anyway, and you can try it - if it slows you down too much, use the 1st option...
    =SUMIF(INDIRECT(B$1&"!$E:$E"),Inventory!$A2,INDIRECT(B$1&"!$F:$F"))
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    Re: Inventory using drop-down lists

    That is exactly what I needed! Thank you so much!

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    Re: Inventory using drop-down lists

    Happy to help

    Which option did you use?

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    Re: Inventory using drop-down lists

    I'm looking for a way to notify the users whether quantity numbers should be positive or negative based on the transaction type. Would you happen to know a way to handle that?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Inventory using drop-down lists

    I used the first one. Worked perfectly.

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    Re: Inventory using drop-down lists

    Quote Originally Posted by m_buskirk View Post
    I'm looking for a way to notify the users whether quantity numbers should be positive or negative based on the transaction type. Would you happen to know a way to handle that?

    Thanks!
    What would some expected answers look like?

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    Re: Inventory using drop-down lists

    I want the spreadsheet to specify that quantity needs to be positive or negative based on the selected transaction type.

    Ex: Sale = negative number; Return = positive number
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