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    Filter Combobox base on selection from previous combobox

    Hi Everyone.
    I am really hoping to get help here.

    I have created a course booking form which automatically calculated the total training cost and cost of any replacement if required.
    Everything works as it should (Please see the sample book) but as you can see I am using a data validation list which is a pain when you have to select from over 300 employees...
    What I would like to have is few combo boxes like the ones in a sample book which would filter the next combobox base on selection in previous combobox this way a Manager can select his area/department and select only people from his team rather that from all departments and choosing from over 300 people....
    In addition to this, once the name is selected I would like to have button that says "Nominate this Colleague for the Course" which will record the combo box content in the next empty cell.
    Thanks in advance.
    Dan
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    Re: Filter Combobox base on selection from previous combobox

    Hi

    You are on the wrong track.

    List boxes are not the best solution in this scenario.

    I would use a few list boxes and type in my search criteria. Eg: Stu phd smith

    so I am after phd students with the name smith.

    I would search the database for the name smith

    I would check that row for my next search criteria.

    If all the criteria are met then I would populate a list box. In your scenario I would use a multiselect list box.

    I would select the students that I want to add to the course

    and press an update command.

    It is quite easy to do.


    I created something like this last week.

    http://www.excelforum.com/excel-prog...ml#post3477758

    the data entry field is the range C8 to G12.

    one of the cells must contain at least three characters and that forms the basis of the search

    all other cells are optional.

    try it using smi for smith in one cell and bir for birmingham in any other cell.
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    Re: Filter Combobox base on selection from previous combobox

    Try then attached.
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    Re: Filter Combobox base on selection from previous combobox

    ciapul12

    Thanks for the rep and if the problem is solved, mark the thread as "Solved".

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