Excel: Dropdown list depending on colors

By sagar.morakhia ·

I have 2 column say City(Column) & Area(Column B) within City. I need to create a dropdown list for column B depending on the Background Color Present in Cell in Column A

For Example:

Column A Details
London(Cell with Green Background)
Mumbai(Cell with Yellow Background)
Newyork(Cell with Yellow Background)

Column B

Area 1(Cell with Yellow Background)
Area 2(Cell with Green Background)
Area 3(Cell with Yellow Background)

Now Column C is a list containing values in column A & Column D containing the lists from Column B.

My requirement is When I select London in column C, Column D should only list Area 2 and when I select Mumbai or Newyork, Column D should list Area1 & Area3.

Can someone help me with the same?


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by richardhx In reply to Clarifications

It is not easy to work out what you really want to do with this.
- filtering a list based on background colour is not something I have ever seen, you can filter based on a value and set the colour as a conditional formatting.

I am not sure that Column C will make sense to anyone. Or the requirement selecting London in column C etc.

Overall it seems very hard to understand a way to help you. Perhaps the original problem is simpler to solve as I cannot imagine how and why your suggestion will work for any business use.

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