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Dynamic/dependent Data Validation Lists - Reset Second Cell If First Cell Changed

Hi all and thankyou in advance,

I have a sheet with drop-down list validations in cells A1 and B1 (reading off named lists from another sheet).
The contents of B1 is dependent on what is selected in A1.

For example:
- if in A1 "Cities" is selected, then the drop-down in B1 is a list of different cities.
- if in A1 "Countries" is selected, then B1 is a list of different countries.

I want to make sure that B1 reverts to blank if A1 is changed. I also want to be able to insert a row underneath Row 1 and have the validations copy down.

So far I've managed to make B1 go blank whenever A1 is changed using the following code:


Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
Dim strName As String
 If Target.Cells.Count > 1 Then Exit Sub
 On Error Resume Next
 strName = Target.Name.Name
 On Error GoTo 0
 If strName = "Pick_a_City" Then
 Application.EnableEvents = False
 Range("Corresponding_List") = vbNullString
 Application.EnableEvents = True
 End If
End Sub

In the above, "Pick_a_City" is a named range referring to cell A1 and "Corresponding_List" refers to cell B1.

The problem is that this code relies on named ranges so that when a new row is inserted, the drop-down boxes copy (to A2 and B2) but B2 does not go blank if A2 is changed.

Is there a way to do what the above code is doing without needing to refer to named ranges. Maybe something to do with activecells and offsets? I've been battling this for a while but I'm new to VBA and haven't been able to crack it.

I've attached a simplified file as an example. I'm using Excel 2007.

Any help greatly appreciated.


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