Excel Course: Using a Database (more)
In the "Developer" tab, click on "Insert" and then "Combo Box".
Select your drop-down list and click on "Format Control".
Input range: select the list of client names from sheet "DB".
Cell link: I2 = the cell that contains the "1".
The drop-down list will now change the client number each time it is changed.
[Optional] Hide the client number using the drop-down list.
You can download the completed exercise if you need it: lesson10-end.xlsx
You can download another example lesson10-index-match.xlsx that is similar to what we have just done, but uses the INDEX-MATCH Functions instead of VLOOKUP as well as drop-down list "data validation".
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