Pick from List

bhanu2003

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Hi,

i have a list below as an example for my querry.

B Baseball
C Cricket
G Golf
R Rugby

i would like to have a drop down list only for the first column in such a way that the next column displays the corresponding Game, that is if i select B from the drop down, i need Baseball next to it.

please let me know if it is possible using Pick from List, something simple.

Thanks in advance,
Bhanu
 

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is the drop down list a data validation list?

if so, how about an indirect function
 

Juan Pablo González

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Ok, you can use Data | Validation to create the drop down list, and then for the "result", you can use a VLOOKUP formula like this:

=VLOOKUP(Cell_with_validation_list, Range_with_both_columns, 2, 0)
 

Brian from Maui

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bhanu2003 said:
Hi,

something simple.

Thanks in advance,
Bhanu

Construct a two column list and name it List. In the cell where you want the drop down list to appear, click in the cell go to Data/Validation/Allow, select list/Source, enter =INDEX(LIST,0,1). In the cell next to this enter =VLOOKUP(C1,LIST,2,0). C1 being the validated cell.
 

bhanu2003

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Got it, that was simpler thank you very much.

Juan and Brian thank you.

Bhanu
 

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