Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. Regards, George Zhao TechNet Community Support It's recommended to download and install , which is developed by Microsoft Support teams. This means all my data lists for the dropdown boxes are in a different workbook. You can always ask an expert in the , get support in the , or suggest a new feature or improvement on. For Ex: Orange Fruit Tasty Oragne Color Good So the when I select first column as Orange, it should show up both Fruit and Color in second drop down. Thank u for your reply. Remember to arrange the items in the order you want them to appear in your Excel drop-down list.
The solution is to create a that does not have this restriction. The article than proceeds to show how cell values can be changed when the list item selected is changed. Thanks for helping make community forums a great place. Your user has made the selections in all of the drop-down lists, then they changed their mind, went back to the first list, and chose another item. Enter the list items and choose the options. If you have questions or would like to suggest something for my next video, please comment below. Once the tool is installed, you can run it at any time to scan for hundreds of known issues in Office programs.
Let us know if you need any information. I am having trouble finding an error in a drop-down dependent worksheet I have created. Tips and Tricks Below you can find a few tips and tricks when creating drop-down lists in Excel. Would kindly appreciate additional advice. Please do as following steps: First, create a drop down list: 1.
Video: Add a drop-down list to a cell in Microsoft Excel In forms, it can be useful to limit the choices for a selection with a simple drop-down list. Hello Tony, Thank you for your response. We'll look into your task and try to help. If you created a dropdown or , the source list will also remain intact. Please stay tuned and thank you for reading! Once the weeks data is compiled I save it as new document adding v1, v2, v3 etc.
Hold down the Shift key while you click the appropriate cells. The main advantage of dynamic drop-down lists is that you won't have to every time after editing the source list. Click to participate the survey. When I add the items to the list, they do not appear on the dropdown on my input sheet; only the original list appears. In additional, please try to use a Named Range for validation instead of the cell ranges, because Data Validation in Excel is restricted to cell ranges on the same WorkSheet. You can also type the items directly into the Source box, instead of using a range reference.
If the latter, you simply go to the other sheet and select a range using a mouse. These names should not contain underscores or any other additional characters. If you uncheck this option, Excel still forces users to enter only list values A1:A4 , but it won't present a drop-down list. If the list of entries for your drop-down list is on another worksheet and you want to prevent users from seeing it or making changes, consider hiding and protecting that worksheet. Please confirm, if you accept our tracking cookies.
If you have any feedback on our support, please contact. Would like a button when I click on the field. The survey is divided into categories. Either Information or Warning will let the users enter their own text in the combo box. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff microsoft. Well, you have already done the major part of the work! If they try to enter their own data, then they'll receive an error message.
However, spaces are not allowed in Excel names, which is why this formula won't work with multi-word names. To put it differently, we will make an Excel data validation list based on the value of another list. Hi, Yes, it is possible. To learn how to add a drop down list to Excel, first type the list of values you want the drop down list to display into a column within the Excel worksheet. For example, I would select the 2 - Blue but once selected, the cell would only show 2. In the New Formatting Rule dialog box, click Format only cells that contain option in the Select a Rule Type section, under the Format only cells with section, choose Specific Text from the first drop down list and select containing from the second drop down, then click button to select the value that you want to format a specific color, see screenshot: 7.
Hi Moital, I have not seen this issue with my Excel version 15. Select the range of data input cells step 2 instead of a single cell. The error I cant find is that, say you select a different choice in column B below B8, the dependent drop-down boxes in the rest of column C only show the choices for B8's options. If this doesn't help, I'm afraid we will need more details on your task, lists for drop down, etc. If it's not the case, consider using one of the following options. I need step by step or video that shows how to step by step.