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How to display default value based on anther cell in Excel?

Supposing there is a one-to-one correspondence between two lists in a worksheet, which means that choose one value from list 1, then its corresponding value in list 2 will be displayed automatically as below screenshot shown. How can you quickly solve this job in Excel?
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Display default value based on another cell with VLOOKUP

Display default value based on another cell with dependent drop-down list


Display default value based on another cell with VLOOKUP

In Excel, you can use the VLOOKUP function to quickly show value based on the corresponding value.

Select a cell which will display the default value, type this formula

=VLOOKUP(D1,A1:B7,2,0)

D1 is the value you look up based on, A1:B7 is the data range you look for, 2 indicates to find the value in second column of the looking for range. Press Enter key, the value is displayed.
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Display default value based on another cell with dependent drop-down list

If you want only the default value can be displayed while its corresponding value is selected, you can create a dependent drop-down list to handle it.
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1. Give a name to the list which you want to display value based on.
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2. Name the default value with its corresponding value one by one.
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3. Now select a cell such as D1, click Data > Data Validation > Data Validation.
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4. In the Data Validation dialog, under Settings tab, choose List from Allow section, then type =Country in the Source textbox, Country is the name you give to the list you based on in step 1.
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5. Click OK. Then go to E1, the cell you will place the default value, click Data > Data Validation > Data Validation.

6. Then in the Data Validation dialog, choose List from Allow section, then type =INDIRECT($D$1) in the Source textbox, $D$1 is the cell contains the first drop-down list.
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7. Click OK. Now while you selecting one value from first drop-down list, only its corresponding value can be selected and displayed in second drop-down list.
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