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How to VLOOKUP with drop down list in Excel?

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In Excel, VLOOKUP and drop down list are two useful functions. However, have you tried to VLOOKUP with drop down list? For example, you have a drop down list in a range, and when you select one kind of the fruits from the drop down list, the relative price will be shown in the adjacent cell as below screenshot shown. Now this tutorial will tell you VLOOKUP with drop down list.
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Actually, the VLOOKUP function also work when the look up value is in a drop down list.

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For example, you have a range of data as below screenshot shown:

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And then you create a drop down list based on above data. See below screenshot:

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Now you want to use VLOOKUP to get the relative price of selected fruit.

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1. Select a value from the drop down list, the type this formula =VLOOKUP(E2,$A$2:$B$6,2,FALSE) into a cell adjacent the drop down list. See screenshot:

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2. Then click Enter key and the relative price is shown. See screenshot:

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In the above formula, E2 is the lookup value in the drop down list, A2:B6 is the data range of the original data, 2 indicates this formula will return the values in the second column of original data.


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    Tim · 1 years ago
    Hello,

    I want to extend this question:
    I have a table with Vlookup, which is used to create a Dropdown list depended on another selection of a first dropdown list.
    Now if I Change the selection on the first Dropdown list, the table gets changed and the second Dropdown list is altered. However,only the entries/items in the second Dropdown list Change, but not the already choosen entries/items of this list in one cell (e.g. Keeper: ("B2")). How can I update also already choosen items?

    Thanks for your hints!

    Example:

    Team | BVB | SVW | Table for Dropdown 1 | Table for Dropdown 2
    Keeper | Mister 1 | Mister 11 | BVB | =VLookup...
    Libero | Mister 2 | Mister 22 | SVW | =Vlookup...
    Libero2 | Mister 3 | Mister 33 | =Vlookup...

    ColA Col B
    Row1 Team: Choose Dropdown 1 with team
    Row2 Keeper: Selected Dropdown 2 with player
    Row3 Libero: Selected Dropdown 2 with player
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    vy937 · 3 years ago
    Based on this, I have two tables in a sheet. The first table looks has following format -
    Name Email Position
    John john@live.com Left
    Silver silver@live.com Right
    James james@live.com Center
    Entries in the 3rd column position are selected from a drop down list.
    The second table is where I want names to populate i.e. it has following format -
    Left

    is a blank cell where I want name (John) to appear when I select Left from dropdown in position column. I am using VLOOKUP with following formula - VLOOKUP(cell with value 'left' in second table, range from John to Center, 1, FALSE). I am getting #N/A error. Anyone facing similar problem or has solution to this? Thanks in advance.