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    When using VLOOKUP (which I FINALLY have figured out) I am trying to figure out how to get the cell information to complete after only a couple of letters or numbers are typed. Is this possible?
    My current formula is written as:
    =vlookup(a1,sales!,a1:c308,2,false)

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    If len(cell)>then

    gluck.

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    Care to give a couple of exemples of what you mean by: how to get the cell information to complete after only a couple of letters or numbers are typed?


    On 2002-03-27 04:37, srcurrie wrote:
    When using VLOOKUP (which I FINALLY have figured out) I am trying to figure out how to get the cell information to complete after only a couple of letters or numbers are typed. Is this possible?
    My current formula is written as:
    =vlookup(a1,sales!,a1:c308,2,false)

    As usual, many thanks.
    [ This Message was edited by: Aladin Akyurek on 2002-03-27 04:47 ]

    [ This Message was edited by: Aladin Akyurek on 2002-03-27 04:59 ]

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    Aladin,
    If I was typing lets say (detector), as the part number in the A1 cell, after typing (det) (detector) would automatically come up.
    Disregard parentheses.

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    xcuse me, I was a little bit off.

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    Have you explored the Data>Validation>List option? You could use drop down list instead of typing.
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    Ian Mac,
    Can this be used when you are referencing another worksheet?

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    It can if you first Name the Range and in the Formula bar of Validation Box put =MyRange (Change to what you call it)
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    Sorry for sounding dumb, but what do you mean by this.

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    On 2002-03-27 05:03, srcurrie wrote:
    Aladin,
    If I was typing lets say (detector), as the part number in the A1 cell, after typing (det) (detector) would automatically come up.
    Disregard parentheses.
    This can't be done with worksheet functions using the same cell: that's, typing "det" in A1 and changing "det" to "detector" in A1 can't be done with built-in functions.

    Besides a VBA solution, you can try using a dropdown list in A1 from which to select an entry that you can then feed to the VLOOKUP formula.

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