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Dropdown list created with dependent cell value

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    Dropdown list created with dependent cell value

    i have data organized the following way and cant change its layout
    Name City
    Andy Atlanta
    Bill Atlanta
    Chet Boston
    David Boston
    Edgar Chicago
    Fred Chicago

    this data exists in A1: B7
    Later in the sheet (c12) have the value chicago entered
    I want a drop down in D12 to give me the option of picking only the names in chicago (Edgar or Fred)

    Thanks

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    Re: Dropdown list created with dependent cell value

    You'll need to create some named ranges that refer to cells that are creating themselves, meaning they are watching your names/city columns and creating a picklist for you.

    Sample attached that matches your sample data. There are array formulas in the colored sections. If/When you edit them, confirm your changes with CTRL-SHIFT-ENTER, then copy the changed cell back to the rest of the colored range using that particular formula.
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    Re: Dropdown list created with dependent cell value

    Hi jchambers00,

    The attached is a potential VBA solution that updates the data validation list in cell D12 whenever the value in cell C12 is changed (note the custom message in the list if no match(es) are found).

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    Re: Dropdown list created with dependent cell value

    wow, thats a great solution, thanks

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