Dropdowns what is the best way....

gbecky3

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I have a lot of membership data on on a seperate worksheet....(stuff like Admits, Admits/K, 7day readmits, 30 day readmits etc..
on my main sheet I have a dropdown with Region (central, west, SE, NE) and another dropdown with Product (Chronic Care, Institutional, and Dual - Eligible) want the user to select from the dropdown and have a seperate sheet populate with all of the data associated with their selection, so like I have done this with pivot tables previously, but now I am told we are not using pivot tables...
Best process ?
 

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PaddyD

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formulaically, vlookup() or similar
using tools, filter | advanced filter | copy to another location
 

gbecky3

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Hi paddyD thanks for your response, I was thinking Vlookups. I haven't used the Data/filter/advanced filter feature.
lets say I have in column ABCD an E respectively
Product Region State Measure 2008Q1 2008Q2
Chronic West
 

gbecky3

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dont know what happend there, but it got submitted before i finished.

so
Product Region State Measure 2008Q1 2008Q2
Chronic West​
 

gbecky3

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again
Product Region State Measure 2008Q1 2008Q2
Chronic Central IA Membership 46.3 116.7
Chronic Central IA Admits 0 0
Chronic Central MO Membership 50.0 45.0
Chronic Central MO Admits 4 10
Dual West OR Membership 45 99
Dual West OR Admits 5 9

so there are two measures for each area
the user selects Product = Chronic and Region = Central from the dropdown on sheet 1 - the data source is on sheet 2, and I want the results of the dropdown on sheet 3
I only want to show the data for those selections from the dropdown​
 

PaddyD

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for a vlookup approach, search the boad for multi key lookup, review the techniques & post back if you can't get it sorted.
 

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