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adding values to pop up menus

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Jul 3, 2013 10:10 PM

is it possible to assign a value to a pop up menu item 


say you have a product = bar of soap type 1 in cell A from a pop a menu


but i want the price of "bar of soap type 1 " to appear in cell D


in other words id like to impletment a product / and price list on command

iMac, iOS 6.1.4
  • Yellowbox Level 4 Level 4 (3,900 points)
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    Jul 4, 2013 2:22 AM (in response to Sapainters)

    Hi Sapainters,


    This might be what you want:


    Screen Shot 2013-07-04 at 7.14.01 PM.png

    The Price List Table is a database of stock and prices.


    The Order Table is where you have Pop up menus to select a customer's order.

    The first item in each Pop up is a space (if nothing is selected, the Cell appears blank).


    The price lookup is done in Column B of the Order Tabler:


    =IFERROR(VLOOKUP(A2,Price List :: A:B,2,0)," ")


    Screen Shot 2013-07-04 at 7.15.25 PM.png


    IFERROR() places a space in the Price Column (B) if nothing is selected from the Pop up in that Row.


    Fill Pop ups and formulas down.


    Choose "blank" from all Pop ups then Save As Template.




  • Yellowbox Level 4 Level 4 (3,900 points)
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    Jul 4, 2013 3:21 AM (in response to Sapainters)

    Hi Sapainters,


    Thanks for the feedback. I did that on a MacBook Pro (OS X operating system). It's easier to have the two Tables on view when setting up the document, and yes I would then move the database to a different sheet. On Mac, formulas continue to work between sheets. I don't know how iPads work, but it seems a good idea to hide the database table if you can. Then your doc will look tidier.


    Regards, and Happy Numbers!



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