How to add drop-down options in Excel column (Easy Steps)

July 21, 2022
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If you want to make sure that users choose an item from a list rather than entering their own values, drop-down lists in Excel might be useful. Users can choose an option from a list of possibilities when using the data validation feature of an Excel drop down list. By adding scenarios and making a spreadsheet more dynamic, it may be very helpful when undertaking financial modelling and analysis. The time it could take to enter data into a spreadsheet can be significantly decreased by using a dropdown list in Excel. Thankfully, making a dropdown list in Excel is fairly simple. There are a number ways to achieve this, ranging from easy to complex. In this post, you'll discover all possible approaches.

Create a drop-down list in excel online, 2016 and 2019

1.Write the things you wish to appear in the drop-down list on the second sheet.

Items

2. Choose cell B1 on the first sheet.

Select Cell

3. Click Data Validation under the Data Tools section of the Data tab.

Click Data Validation

4. Click List in the Allow box.

5. The range A1:A3 on Sheet2 can be chosen by clicking on the Source box.

Validation Criteria

6. Click ok.

Drop-down List in Excel


Dynamic drop-down list in excel

1.Choose cell B1 on the first sheet..

Select Cell

2. Click Data Validation under the Data Tools section of the Data tab.

Click Data Validation

3. Click List in the Allow box.

4. Enter the following formula by clicking the Source box: =OFFSET(Sheet2!$A$1,0,0, COUNTA(Sheet2!$A:$A),1)

Offset Function

5. Click ok.

6.Simply add a new item to the list's conclusion on the second sheet.

Add New Item

Dynamic Drop-down List


How to remove a drop-down list in excel

1.Choose the cell that contains the drop-down menu.

Select Cell with Drop-down List

2. Click Data Validation under the Data Tools section of the Data tab.

Click Data Validation

3. Click on clear all.

Click Clear All

Before clicking Clear All, make sure Apply these changes to all other cells with the same settings is selected in order to erase all other drop-down lists with the same settings.

4. Click ok.

Note: This article was an attemot to make you understand how to add drop-down options in excel, dynamic drop-down list and how to remove drop-down list in excel online, 2016 and 2019. You can also do this on both windows and mac. 

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