In this step-by-step tutorial, first we learn how to create a basic dropdown list in Microsoft Excel. Next, we look at how to create multiple dependent drop-down lists. With multiple dependent drop-down lists, the second or the subsequent drop-down list adjusts based on the selection in the first drop down list. This is helpful to validate data entry.
- Few quick notes:
- ✅ This requires the =xlookup function, which is available as part of Microsoft 365. Unfortunately, older versions of Excel don’t currently support this.
- ✅ To use this on multiple rows, use =transpose as part of the formula: =TRANSPOSE(SORT(UNIQUE(XLOOKUP(A8,Table1[#Headers],Table1),,TRUE))) Then you’ll just need to copy the formula down for however many rows you have. You can even place the filtered list on a separate sheet or just hide those columns.
- ✅ You can access the sample sheet here: https://1drv.ms/x/s!AmxrofZZlZ-whMc5Q…
- Additional resources