Advanced Data Maintenance Dialog Question


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Hi There!

As part of an Excel model, the user would like to maintain a list structured
with multiple Categories and within each category, there are multiple Items.
It will be displayed in multiple columns. A sample is shown below; I am using
the hyphen '-' to indicate the break between columns.

In General:
Category # - Category Description
Item # - Item Description

'Specifically':
A - My First Category
A.1 - My First Category, First Item
A.2 - My First Category, Second Item
A.3 - My First Category, Third Item
....
B - My Second Category
B.1 - My Second Category, First item
B.2 - My Second Category, Second Item
B.3 - My Second Category, Third Item
....

The user would like to display the data formatted as shown above on one
sheet; but, they would like to consolidate all the Items (without the
Categories or numbers) into one list to populate a dropdown to be used in a
number of other worksheets in the workbook.

While this is clearly better suited to be handled by a database, they would
prefer to use an Excel workbook. So, my question is this ... Does anyone have
any suggestions as to a slick, convenient, logical way to present this data
in a dialog to allow them to maintain it? At this point, I'm planning on
creating text boxes for each data item (field) that are tied to multi-column
list boxes. The text boxes will allow the user to enter/edit individual field
values while the listboxes will show all the rows for a given entity
(Categories or Items).

If anyone has had to deal with data structured in this manner, I would be
thrilled to hear how you managed the maintenance of it.

Thanks in advance for any help, suggestions you may be able to provide!

--
Timothy White
Contract Programmer
Ontario, Canada

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NickHK

Tim,
For presentation, a tree view would suitable. You could react to the
_AfterLabelEdit to update values.

NickHK
 

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