Example: column B has the VBA code applied to it, column A does not. Select the cells that you want to apply the drop down list to. This is an excellent layout and step by step instruction. I noticed that after adding the codes that allows me to select item once, I can’t delete the last input if it was incorrectly selected. However, I want to display only the count. Hi, when i attempt to filter a column that has cells with more than one value- the filtering system cannot pick out individual values, and instead picks them all per cell. I want to reference a list defined in Worksheet X from cells in Worksheet Y. I have a range of values in consecutive cells in Worksheet X – let’s call them A, B, C, D, E. I’ve copied the code above and no joy. If I only select the value from the list then it’s fine. Hello Ben.. What needs to be done to activate the display of multiple items? It is not showing newly entered values. What you only to do is order the data as example shown, then select the data range and output range, then leave it to the utility. And, is it possible to edit the selection, like adding a person name in the selection. How do you deselect an item? Do you have the whole code what would make this work all put together? Thanks! My question is, I’ve followed your instructions from above to modify the code and get it working on just one column, in this case column 7. Re Select Multiple Items from Drop Down (Data Validation) List: I initially thought the application was going to allow a “simultaneous” selection of multiple items (like in a Autofilter criteria list), but this is an interesting, albeit not very complicated, way of achieving multiple entries in the same cell. Second Question, From a user experience perspective do you have a way to do this with Checkboxes so you can select all at once (either selecting or deselecting) the radio buttons for each item? I’ve read the comments and can’t find the same question being asked – apologize if I missed it. Hi, I’ve tried everyone’s version of this VBA code and no one’s is working. It saved a lot of re-work for me. I had to copy this code into 2 places to make it work. Select List from the Allow menu. Not sure if it’s a limitation from O365 or if I need additional steps. Thanks a lot in advance!!! if yes, then pls do share. I’d be most grateful for your guidance. ‘ To allow multiple selections in a Drop Down List in Excel (without repetition & delete selected value from dropdown list function) Dim Oldvalue As String Dim Newvalue As String Application.EnableEvents = True On Error GoTo Exitsub If Target.Column = 6 Then If Target.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeAllValidation) Is Nothing Then GoTo Exitsub Else: If Target.Value = “” Then GoTo Exitsub Else Application.EnableEvents = False Newvalue = Target.Value Application.Undo Oldvalue = Target.Value If Oldvalue = “” Then Target.Value = Newvalue Else: If InStr(1, Oldvalue, Newvalue) = 0 Then Target.Value = Oldvalue & vbNewLine & Newvalue Else: If Oldvalue = Newvalue Then Target.Value = “” Else: Target.Value = Replace(Oldvalue, Newvalue & vbNewLine, “”) End If End If End If End If End If Application.EnableEvents = True Exitsub: Application.EnableEvents = True End Sub, I need to use Multiple select drop down for Marge Column Example :– I Have Marge C2 , B2 , D2 What address do i need to provide. How would one extend this to work when sharing via O365 ? When I change the code to. So I am not sure why it doesn’t work in your version. It uses Listboxes and checkboxes. Do i need to set a range in this line “If Target.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeAllValidation) Is Nothing Then” ? If I have to delete an entry from the list, it does not behave the way it should. I want in column J to select corresponding automatic comma separated values as per the table. The XLSM file with VB scripts when opened in other PCs the VB script doesn’t work. But if I don’t want to apply the code to all the drop downs in the worksheet, only in on row? 20. I disable error and ignore checkbox via the data Validation this way it give me the option to have a drop down with multiple selections but also the ability to still add my comments so to speak it then repeats the selected selections. i’m trying to create a pivot table based on certain values in the cell even when there are multiple options selected and i can’t find a solution. Do you have a solution? Hello, I followed the instructions and it worked perfectly. That is my go-to for making a multiple drop down list in Excel. Is this code in addition to the original code in the tutorial? So could someone help me find a way to search a list for cells containing key words/ phrases, hi, did you ever figure out how to do this? Having the step by step instructions and the code was very useful! I pose same question; did you get an answer, Dan, you don’t do that in the code. First, you should create the data format as below screenshot shown: 2. What do I do? You just turn a “I don’t know if I can do that” into a 2 minute chore. You can now enter a value that is not in the list. The names of labors selected will be displayed upon clicking the cell. As of now, the multiple selections are separated by a comma. I’m not sure why, but when it is not formatted, there is no error. (rebooting, starting over, downloading the sample and adding my information there) I cannot get it to work again! I downloaded the sample file from this webpage and it isn’t working on this file. In Source field, select the cells which have the items that you want in the drop down. Sumit, Thank you very much for this tutorial. Thank you! I have one question: If you selected One, Two, Three, but want to take the Three out, and maybe even go further and select Four now, is there a way to do that? Or will I have to resort to traditional excel and create a cell for every single item. In general, it’s easy to create a drop-down list with Data Validation feature in Excel. I followed the instructions. The code needs to be in the sheet in which it’s supposed to run. Can you tell me how to delete an entry that is selected in error? I am having the same trouble. How to Make Multiple Selections in a Drop Down List in Excel (non repeating). This thread is locked. If I change the address to If Target.Column = 1 Then The function does not work. Greatly appreciative of the help. I explain: on a worksheet named Services provided I have in column B a drop-down menu for target clients; in column C a drop-down menu for basic services and in column F a drop-down menu for Specific areas of expertise… how can I do this? You’ll need to modify the code. It does not work when I use the target.colum line. What am I doing wrong?? I don’t think it’s possible to apply any kind of formatting in the drop down. 1. Continued scrolling through the comments, and found the answer in “Muhammad Elboreini”s post! A simple data validation list helps us display specific data range in the form of drop-down list in a desired cell.. A while back we learnt how to make dynamic data validation lists based on Excel tables that grow as the base data grow. This is amazing! How could you deal with this task in Google sheet? My list has a date format of mmm-yyyy. Can you address that issue or tell me where I can find the answer? Thank you so much for this. I have to start over. I need to be able to select from a list into a full column. Can we un-select the few one from the list? Hi Joe & Sumit, were you able to finally get rid of the yellow triangle with an exclamation on the top left corner of the cell? Hi Sumit, The code was really helpful.Thank you.But if there is an option “All” in the list, how to include that so that once this option is selected,no other option can be selected. Not sure why. That said, I’m unable to replicate using this code, even when using “Or” commands along the “$C$2” line, to have the code apply to more than one drop-down list within the main workbook. Hi. I have finally managed to activate multiple selection of items on a drop down list for more than one column. It changed my date format. I am trying to apply this code to 3 different drop down lists in the same worksheet – cells P7:P70; AD7:AD70 and AH7:AH70. Is there by chance a way to go back to the cell and remove one entry without getting the error message (due to the data validation; list)? Only thing is I can only get this to work when I use it alone without any other VBA code, but as soon as I use additional code to have my sheet perform other functions, my drop-down list reverts to only accepting one option at a time. thanks a lot! Hi, Were you able to find any solution for deleting/removing previously selected items? How do you take the validation out so I can add text to the end of the cell, text that isn’t in the dropdown? How to stop this? My contribution to this: For those looking to apply the multi-select functionality to a range of cells… just replace the IF statement with this: (assuming you want this validation rule to apply to the range of cells c2 = c10), If Left(Target.Address, 2) = “$C” And Mid(Target.Address, 4, 1) > 1 And Mid(Target.Address, 4, 1) < 11Then, I just tested this out successfully in my spreadsheet, oops – had to fix for rows past row 9, also modified to col G. I am going to apply your code but would like to thank you first! So https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f49a89e68134ae908e184e590a5b4e052ec9548648b51162600b703cceefebff.jpg I have produced an advanced solution. Can you please help me with that? In this tutorial, we are going to show you two methods to create drop down list with multiple checkboxes in Excel. It stops the moment the sheet is protected .. my apologies if this has already been answered as i am unable to find any threads on password related issue for this VBA command .. Dat / Kens , did u got a solution to avoid multiple commas? would more convenient if the list stays open until i finish selecting my items. I mean suppose we select three mutiple options and i have to remove second one then how to do it? How can I count the number of each selection? Change the following line: If Target.Address = “$C$2” OR Target.Address = “$D$2” Then, Hi. So i follow the above given steps again still its not working. Hi, am also facing this problem can you resolve this one?…. However I have a question not covered by those answered above. I have two queries. Hello Anu.. Below is the code you can use. Great solution to a nagging problem. The line in my last comment specifies two target address which would enable both the drop downs in the these cells to have multiple selection functionality, Hi. I am able to select multiple options from a dropdown box successfully, however I can’t find a way to them remove one of the options unless I clear the entire cell. Hi, I’ve been looking for this. E.g. Thank you so much. You can add the drop down list to multiple Excel cells. I have gone to address and changed it to column and on $c$2 to 4 as I want the whole column. Do we have to save the file in a macro-enabled template? Same goes for when I want to add my own comments that is not on the drop down list source. Thank you for sharing the code. I would like to add a carriage return at the end of each selection. Suppose we want to have the values to enter Shoe Brand to choose from. In my spreadsheet, I am applying data validation on the fly first — in other words, every time I click on a cell in a given range on my sheet “User Lists” it checks the header of that column, looks for that value in the header row on “User Picklists” and then if it finds it it uses the list from that page as the list for data validation on User Lists. Thanks in advance for providing us the code for multiple selection in drop down list. i need help, please do to assist me sir. I am going to share my sheet with others and need the lock specific cells. FANTASTIC! Your posts have got me out of sticky situations more than once! Thank you Sumit for your instructions on multiple selections from an Excel drop-down menu without repetitions. @sumitbansal23:disqus Hi Summit, your code worked great for non repetition. In Excel, adding drop down list may help us to solve our work efficiently and easily, but, have you ever tried to create drop down list with hyperlinks, when you choose the URL address from the drop down list, it will be open the hyperlink automatically? Nevermind. I’ve tried& it doesn’t work. So I wish to remove just one user. How do I alter this code so that there is an ending row for the multiple selections of the drop-down list? Can I have the count of the number of selections displayed in the cell and the selection list shall be shown upon clicking the cell. I got this to mostly work. Do I need to remove all and re-do the selection ? I tried Columns. I tried it does not work. But let’s say I have multiple selections in column 3 and another set of multiple selections in columns 14 and 15. Now, instead of separating the multiple selections by a comma, I want to add the additional selections in the adjacent cells in the same row. Thanks so much for this! What is the VBA code modification to enable the drop-down in all rows and columns, not specific cells, rows or column, but the entire spreadsheet? You will have to change that cell reference for it to work for you. Can you advise me on how I can write/adjust the code such that I can have multiple drop down lists where I am able to select more than one option? Thank you. On any excel document. For example, in cell B2, I have apples, carrots, and bananas selected (apples, carrots, bananas) and cell B3 has banana, grape, and watermelon (banan, grape, watermelon). One thing, I have the macro set to return the results with each item on a new line. I have the same issue. Thank you Mike McClure. Can you help? Hope that makes sense! I tried to delete the text in the cell, but it gives me the error box. i’ve been looking everywhere for a solution!! This solution is OK, but what if you want to delete values? Works like a charm! However, when using “circle invalid data” on the multi-select picklists, it ALWAYS circles the cell if there is more than one value entered, even if they are valid choices. Right now, I can only get the code to apply to one column at a time. My next task is to work on exporting it to an Access DB. Any thoughts? On the Data tab, in the Data Tools group, click Data Validation.The 'Data Validation' dialog box appears.3. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3d702f5a3a9b4018d71bd888549aae80b2837a66664a4dab41f92a0b2b29f6d8.png Hi, I’ve used the code successfully but now it does not work after an update of Excel version 15.39 (171010). You are a star…. Range A Q 2 4 to A R 4 7. You can apply the below VBA code to make multiple selections from the drop-down list in a worksheet in Excel. Is there a way to apply it to a specific number of cells, say 5. Never mind. Increases your productivity by Right now, I can’t manually delete a selected item without getting an error code. thank you very much for posting this. Drop-down lists are very helpful tools in Microsoft Excel, especially for creating forms or providing guidelines for other users.. So here’s the tricky part. How can I do this? Would be extremely grateful for advice. How is that possible? First, Thank you. Please try this which takes care the coma as well. Instead of “3” in the following line: is it possible to use a reference to the table and column? I am creating a mental health treatment plan template so I would like to be able to use this template over and over again for new patients. The second column displays a list depending on the first column selection. I need help modifying the code. I do have anther question. I can’t seem to remove previously selected items. Else: If Target.Value = "" Then GoTo Exitsub Else The next day however I went to open the file and now the code isn’t working??? Set up the first drop down The main dropdown list is created with exact the same steps as in the previous example (please see steps 1 and 2 above). Hi Sumit, @sumitbansal23 Its very useful tutorials from your website. Hi, Sumit. i use vlookup for my list and when choose a item in list the price of item show in other cell. I was able to set everything up but then when I tested it , I was still only able to pick one item only. There is no way you can do this with Excel in-built features. Hi Sumit, This has been extremely helpful, thank you! We do allow the user to enter a new value if needed. Thank you Sumit for your tutorial for setting up Multiple Selection Drop Down lists…it worked very well and was very helpful! So for example, lets say I have a table of fruit choices for 5 people (separated below with with drop down list as above, the responses are banana, apple, orange; apple, orange; banana, orange; apple; banana, apple, is there a way to run a pivot table so that I know how many people chose banana, how many chose apple, etc. Hi Sumit, i have inserted the code for multiple selections (without repetition) within a column for multiple sheets (same template) but it does not work. Is it possible to apply this code to an entire column? Yes same issue – actually I abandoned this option because I wanted to be able to filter on just one value within the whole field (set of suburbs for the South in one and wanted to filter on just one of those suburbs) but it won’t allow me to filter that way. did you get an answer? Target.Value = Newvalue Can I use that code for all lists created from named range Multiplelist in whole workbook? Is there a way to fix that? As soon as I delete any wrong selection from the list and hit the enter or tab key, it re-appears on the same list. I am using the code that allows repetition, but when i select the same value multiple times it does not append the target.value. However, I’d like to get it working on column 6 too but instead of having the comma seperate each value I want to use a hyphen instead. hi, followed this thread found it the most helpfull, but I need to tweek it a little bit more. on the other hand, if someone types the name of the new stakeholder first and then select from the drop-down list, I get: New stakeholder, Finance. Can I modify multiple selection code (no repetition) when Target.Column = 6 so that the header is not affected? Any advice on that? Glad it helped . : First choose “Option 1”, then chose “Option: ***” which I change to “Option 4”. this is EXACTLY what I was looking for, thank you! Thank you for all the added code to make each selection show up on a separate line, and work in a protected file. Before you start using this code in excel, you need to put it in the back-end, such that it gets fired whenever there is any change in the drop-down selection. Or if there are multiple drop downs in column D, then use Target.Column = 4, hi sumit, how do I get the target.culumn = 4 to work for two different columns in the same sheet, Hello Edwin. Thanks a lot for the kind words.. Glad you found it useful . Hello Sumit; thank you so much, it was just what I needed. If Target.Address = "$C$2" Then holding the Ctrl or Shift key. However, if an engineer has basic skills on one of the applications, then increases his knowledge and becomes Intermediate, how do I get it to remove him automatically from the Basic column if he selects his name under Intermediate? Is it possible to limit the selections to a certain number? Then we use “circle invalid data” to find the new values that have been added. There’s three in the code, do I remove all three? Then when I try to delete some of the repeated values, it will repeat itself again in the same cell. I can still only have one selection from my dropdown box. To get the drop down list to appear for multiple rows, select A5 and copy/paste the contents to adjacent cells (ex: A6:A20). When I scroll down in my worksheet, the drop down box loses the ability to select more than one option. Change the following line: If Target.Address = “$C$2” OR Target.Address = “$D$2” Then to If Target.Column = 11 AND Target.Row > 1 AND Target.Row < 10001 Then, I was using If Target.Address = “$G$2” Then, This worked on the one cell – allowing multiple selections in the same cell with a comma between. (First code given on page) -Works. The code worked great and I was so happy with finally being able to add my products within the same cell. 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