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I am trying to create a form in Excel that auto-fills data when a certain selection is chosen from a drop-down list.

I have the table:

Apple | Red
Orange | Orange
Banana | Yellow
Watermelon| Green

I have created a drop down box that has each of the fruits and when I select that fruit I want different cell to fill the color.

I tried using the following formula:

=VLOOKUP(D6,A1:B4,2)

But it did not seem to work (when I selected "Apple" it showed "Yellow" in the cell).

Any suggestions on how can I make this work?

  • You need to force an exact match in VLOOKUP(). Add ",FALSE" (without the quotes) after the 2. Click the link to read about VLOOKUP(). – Bandersnatch Mar 13 '18 at 18:38
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    That worked! Thank you so much for your help! – J Mallas Mar 13 '18 at 21:08
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Try this formula: =VLOOKUP(E1,A:B,2,FALSE)

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