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    question about cascading drop down lists

    Hi all...
    I am trying to facilitate attendance record keeping at my school. I already am using data validation so that the bookkeeper for the day can easily mark if a student is absent, late, etc... Recently we have changed our cell phone policy and we now mark if a student has brought one to school. Rather than a separate sheet/box/etc, i imagined it would be possible to cascade the drop down such that running the cursor over "present" would then give a secondary box off to the right with the binary option phone/no phone. I can't seem to find anything on this... Is it even possible ?

    any help is so much appreciated !

    -rob

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    Re: question about cascading drop down lists

    teacher_rob,

    See if one of the below links will help you.

    Excel Data Validation
    http://www.contextures.com/xlDataVal08.html#Larger
    http://www.contextures.com/excel-dat...ation-add.html

    Excel -- Data Validation -- Create Dependent Lists
    http://www.contextures.com/xlDataVal02.html
    Have a great day,
    Stan

    Windows 10, Excel 2007, on a PC.

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    Re: question about cascading drop down lists

    Hey, thanks for the reply...
    unless i'm reading this stuff incorrectly, isn't this using one drop down list to populate another ? i'm really trying to get 2 pieces of information from one mouse click

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    Re: question about cascading drop down lists

    teacher_rob,

    cascade the drop down such that running the cursor over "present" would then give a secondary box off to the right with the binary option phone/no phone.
    I am not aware of an optional binary option.


    Your first validation would list:
    absent
    present
    late
    etc.

    And, if you picked from the first validation list:
    present
    or
    late

    Then the second list would allow someone to pick:
    phone
    no phone

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