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Searchable dropdown list in multiple cells from one source

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thevicioushamster
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Hi,

I'm looking to create a searchable dropdown list in each cell of a calendar, for 10 classes, roughly 2000 dropdowns. At the moment I have non-searchable dropdowns in each cell, which means scrolling a long list of lessons to find the correct one - it would be much easier if I could type the first few letters of a lesson and select from the few matches than from the whole year's lessons.

The problem is that all of the searchable solutions I have seen so far involve a column (or several) per dropdown list, e.g. in a hidden sheet. This is possible with much copy and paste, but hardly efficient, since each of the 2000 odd tables I would need to create would need to mirror any changes to the original.

Is there a simpler way to manage this? I am happy to take VBA solutions, though I'd rather avoid if I can.

I have attached screenshots of the calendar, with one dropdown highlighted by the cursor, a dropdown in each box, and of the data tables they poll - as you can see quite sizeable!


Any suggestions?

 

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