Data Validation List - Update Historical Cells with New Data Validation

Tashat

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  1. 365
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Hi All

I have a data validation list of organisation names on one sheet. On another sheet I can enter records for the different organisations each time I make contact with them. The problem I have is when an organisation changes their name. I want to be able to update the organisation name in the data validation sheet and then ensure the historical entries for the old organisation name are updated to reflect the new organisation name.

Is there a way of doing this? As there are many people using the spreadsheet, I cannot guarantee that each person would go back and search for the old entries to update them manually, so I'm looking for an automatic approach.

Also, there will be new organisations added to the list regularly, as my company makes contact with new organisations, so I want the data validation list to automatically expand.

Many thanks in advance
 

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Tashat

Board Regular
Joined
Jan 12, 2005
Messages
118
Office Version
  1. 365
Platform
  1. Windows
Hi All

I thought perhaps my explanation above wasn't enough, so I've pasted below to help illustrate what I mean. Hopefully someone can help me. Many thanks

Book1
ABCDEF
1On sheet 1Data Validation Sheet
2OrganisationData Validation List of Organisations
3Organisation 5Organisation 1
4Organisation 2Organisation 2
5Organisation 1Organisation 3If this organisation name changes to - "Organisation 3a", I want cells A8, A15 and A16 on sheet 1 and cells A 26 and A31 on sheet 2 to automatically update to read "Organisation 3A"
6Organisation 7Organisation 4
7Organisation 3Organisation 5
8Organisation 4Organisation 6
9Organisation 6Organisation 7
10Organisation 6Organisation 8
11Organisation 8Organisation 9
12Organisation 9Organisation 10
13Organisation 9
14Organisation 4
15Organisation 10
16Organisation 3
17Organisation 3
18
19
20On sheet 2
21Organisation
22Organisation 4
23Organisation 5
24Organisation 6
25Organisation 3
26Organisation 1
27Organisation 4
28Organisation 3
29Organisation 5
30Organisation 3
31Organisation 9
32Organisation 4
33Organisation 4
34Organisation 10
35Organisation 7
36Organisation 7
37
38
Sheet1
Cells with Data Validation
CellAllowCriteria
A3:A17List=$D$3:$D$12
A22:A36List=$D$3:$D$12
 

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