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Excel Drop Down Menus

By mhuskins ·
My company has asked me to develop a form for them, I need help with on aspect of it. I need a drop down menu that a tech can pick a part from, once picked I need other boxes to be automatically populated with related information, such as part number, man hours for installation, cost per item. is this possible?
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by jschein In reply to Excel Drop Down Menus

Access would be used for what you require

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by mhuskins In reply to

I am assuming the referace is too MS Access, and that I can't do it with Excel.

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by DKlippert In reply to Excel Drop Down Menus

Debra Dalgleish has some tips

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by DKlippert In reply to

After using a dropdown list you can use VLOOKUP to populate other cells based on the results of the dropdown. This can all be done on the worksheet. No form is required.

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by Choppit In reply to Excel Drop Down Menus

In Excel you can use data validation to create a drop down list. You could achieve the same using forms in Word. However, if this is a growing requirement you may be better off using Access as this will be easier to maintain.

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