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    Userform: ComboBox Automatically Populating

    Hey Everyone,

    First off, thank you all so much for your help. I mere 5 weeks ago I didn't know what VB was. Now I'm creating user forms, and big Macros! You have all been so helpful.

    Down to Business:

    I've created what I'm calling an Acronym Database (its an excel workbook) . In this work book I have created a user form to enter new Acronyms. When prompted the form displays.

    On the form I have a comboBox labelled "Context of Use". When I click the dropdown arrow a list of preloaded terms appear, if the term you want to use doesn't appear in the drop down, you may type it directly into the combo box.

    What I'm interested in doing is; if I create a new term in this "Context of Use" combo box called "Y" then add my new acronym to the "Database". When I open the form again to add another Acronym, I want this new term, "Y", that I previously created in the context box to appear on the drop down menu.

    Does anyone have any ideas of how I could do this?

    I have thought about creating a hidden worksheet in which I could save these "Context of Use" categories. Then use this hidden worksheet to populate the form. Although I'm not sure if this is the best method, or how to even implement it.

    Thanks in advance. I have attached the workbook for your review.

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    Re: Userform: ComboBox Automatically Populating

    We need to see what you are doing - where the combobox is loading from in particular.

    Attach an example workbook
    Hope that helps.

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    Re: Userform: ComboBox Automatically Populating

    Sorry about that Roy,

    I thought I had a workbook attached.

    Thanks for you interest

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    Re: Userform: ComboBox Automatically Populating

    I'd be tempted to hold the scope in a separate sheet and load the contents into the combo box when loading, this makes it easy to add additional scopes:

    so if your list was in column A in Sheet2
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    New scopes could then be added as below:
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    Re: Userform: ComboBox Automatically Populating

    Beautiful! That's exactly what I was thinking I just didn't know how to implement it! thank you soo much!

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    Re: Userform: ComboBox Automatically Populating

    You might also want to sort them before populating your combobox

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    Re: Userform: ComboBox Automatically Populating

    That's what I was just attemping. However, when I try your code I get an error

    "Run-Time Error '1004'

    The Sort reference is not valid. Make Sure that it's within the data you want to sort, and the first sort by box isn't the same or blank" Specifically the code I used was

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    Re: Userform: ComboBox Automatically Populating

    try changing it to this:

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    Re: Userform: ComboBox Automatically Populating

    That Works Great!

    Although, now I've noticed another issue, even if I use a term that's already on sheet 3, it adds a duplicate. Any idea how I could combat this?

    PS thank you soo much for all your help !

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    Re: Userform: ComboBox Automatically Populating

    By changing your code for adding and sorting to this:

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    Talking Re: Userform: ComboBox Automatically Populating

    THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!! It works GREAT

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