Error Checking in Excel
Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Combo mystery

  1. #1
    Board Regular
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Manchester, England
    Posts
    73
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Hi,

    Any idea why my combo box returns the row number in the cell that I have linked it to as opposed to what actually shows in the drop down bar?

    Cheers

  2. #2
    MrExcel MVP Aladin Akyurek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    The Hague, NL
    Posts
    83,645
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    33 Post(s)
    Tagged
    6 Thread(s)

    Default

    On 2002-05-02 07:52, Bubba wrote:
    Hi,

    Any idea why my combo box returns the row number in the cell that I have linked it to as opposed to what actually shows in the drop down bar?

    Cheers
    That's the way the comboboxes created using View|Toolbars|Forms operate.

    You can get the actual selection itself by:

    =INDEX(input-range-of-the-combobox,the-cell-link-of-the-combo-box)


  3. #3
    Board Regular
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Manchester, England
    Posts
    73
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Aha! Cheers Aladdin... so how could I avoid this complication in the future when using combo boxes then or is there no other way around it?

    Thanks

  4. #4
    MrExcel MVP Aladin Akyurek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    The Hague, NL
    Posts
    83,645
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    33 Post(s)
    Tagged
    6 Thread(s)

    Default

    On 2002-05-02 07:59, Bubba wrote:
    Aha! Cheers Aladdin... so how could I avoid this complication in the future when using combo boxes then or is there no other way around it?

    Thanks
    You could use View|ControlBox. But, that's no less messy.

    Or, what about dropdown lists you can create with Data|Validation?

    Aladin

  5. #5
    Board Regular
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Manchester, England
    Posts
    73
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I've not tried that before... I'll give it a whirl!

    Cheers

Some videos you may like

User Tag List

Like this thread? Share it with others

Like this thread? Share it with others

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •