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    Populate cells based on drop downs and quantity

    Hi everyone,

    First time poster here and I have limited excel experience. After scouring dozens of youtube videos i cant find what im looking for.

    I am trying to create an easy way to populate cells based on 2 drop down selection and quantities.

    In the example I uploaded I would like the 'Product' drop down and
    Term' drop down combined with the Quantity to populate the Part, Detail, and MSRP fields.

    I have a few hundred lines of products i want to be able to quick look up. Once I have an idea of how to do it I can probably expand it to encompass all.

    Thank you for any help or guidance.
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    Re: Populate cells based on drop downs and quantity

    Highlight the cells in column B you require for inputs

    Select Data > Data Validation > Data Validation

    Enter List into the Allow: box

    Enter Hardware,Software in the Source box.

    Click OK

    Repeat for column C, using 1,2,3,4,5 in the source box

    In cell D4 enter this formula

    =INDEX(L$4:L$13,MATCH($B4&$C4,$J$4:$J$13&$K$4:$K$13,0))

    and confirm with CTRL, SHIFT and ENTER


    copy the formula across and down as required.
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    Re: Populate cells based on drop downs and quantity

    HI Sweep,

    Thank you for the quick response.

    I am receiving a #VALUE!error in D4 when I input the =INDEX(L$4:L$13,MATCH($B4&$C4,$J$4:$J$13&$K$4:$K$13,0))

    Could I be entering the drop down data incorrectly? B4 I have List (ignore blank checked, in cell dropdown checked) Source =$J$4:$J$13 and =$K$4:$K$8 in the term drop down data.

    I have uploaded the new worksheet with my work.
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    Re: Populate cells based on drop downs and quantity

    I am receiving a #VALUE!error in D4 when I input th
    Your error is occurring because the formula hasn't been confirmed with CTRL, SHIFT and enter. When correctly entered, the formula will display within curly {} brackets. Don't manually enter these, it won't work.

    Could I be entering the drop down data incorrectly? B4 I have List (ignore blank checked, in cell dropdown checked) Source =$J$4:$J$13 and =$K$4:$K$8 in the term drop down data
    Not incorrect, but if you go about it as described above

    Select Data > Data Validation > Data Validation

    Enter List into the Allow: box

    Enter Hardware,Software in the Source box.
    It will avoid a lot of repetition in the drop down list.

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    Re: Populate cells based on drop downs and quantity

    Hi Guys,

    Please see my attachment before you read this questions;
    test.xlsx
    When I select the project code from drop down list in sheet 1 "Production hours" in the 2nd sheet "Project code" the time should be update automatically

    Is this possible in excel

    Please give me your valuable solutions and suggestions

    Thanks in advance
    Eliltan

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