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Thread: Help to create a simple drop down box - first time Mr. Excel

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    I need help to create a drop down box in a cell. The information I want to be available in the drop down box is in a range of cells located in the same worksheet.

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    Sounds like you could use Data Validation for this. Select the cells you want to appear as entries in the drop-down box and click on insert-name-define and type in a name in the top box (eg myList). Select the cell or cells that you want the drop-down box to appear in and click on Data-Validation. Change the allow box to List and in the Source box at the bottom type in

    =myList

    then just click on OK and you're sorted.

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    Thanks Mudface!!!!!

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    What if the source cells is on the next sheet or even another workbook ?

    Raymond

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    Raymond,

    If another Sheet Mudfaces use of a named range will still work. Or you could enlcose your reference to the other sheet range within the INDIRECT function. Eg:
    =INDIRECT("Sheet2!C15:C20")

    If another work:
    http://office.microsoft.com/assistan...ValByList.aspx


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    Thanks, got it. Great functions I did not even know it exists.

    Regards, Raymond

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