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    Question Combobox droplist showing only options contining the text entered (suggetsions)

    Hi, I'm still fairly new to VBA and I'm looking for some code that can help me on a combobox droplist. I could fins code that only does parts of the requirement.

    I have an Activex COmbobox (Not userform) that has a predefined listfillrange. When I start to enter in the combobox, I want the droplist to only show results form the listfillrange than contains the text entered. Note, not starting with that text, but containing that text anywher in the string of each value in the listfillrange.

    Example:
    Lets say my range is:
    October
    november
    bergkamp
    Octopus

    When I start typing "o" the droplist should be visible only showing the 3 options that has an "o" in them regardless of their position. When I continue to type and add the "c" (I.e. "oc" in the field), it will now only show "october" & "octopus". Same if I enter "ber" it should show "october", "november" & "bergkamp" as options. When adding a "g" (I.e "Berg") it should now only show the 1 remaining match option.

    I should then be able to key down and enter or select with mouse. Then press tab to take me to another combobox.

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    Re: Combobox droplist showing only options contining the text entered (suggetsions)

    I believe the attached will do what you are seeking.
    However before getting into bad habits I would urge you to read the pitfalls of using ActiveX directly on a sheet.
    Their positioning especially can be unstable - far better to use them on a UserForm as intended.
    Note if on a sheet ensure they are totally contained within a single cell.
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    Re: Combobox droplist showing only options contining the text entered (suggetsions)

    Thank! Exactly what I was looking for

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    Re: Combobox droplist showing only options contining the text entered (suggetsions)

    I'm stuck again Appreciate that I'm a beginner. I've used the file you shared as base, then replaced the data range on sheet2 with my own. I'll have 3 combobox setup on 1 sheet. I therefor change the combobox1 name to "Soldto" I also changed Sheet1 --> "Main" and Sheet2 --> "Customers". I've triedAttachment 688482 to manipulate it a little, but i'm getting error messages: "Compile Error: Method or Data member not found".

    My data source sheet also have duplicates. Any easy way to only show unique values in the droplist?

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    Re: Combobox droplist showing only options contining the text entered (suggetsions)

    The attachment is invalid - ill not open.
    The paperclip attachment method does not work.
    Follow the instructions in the big yellow banner at the head of the page - how to upload a workbook.

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