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Drop Down Menus

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Drop Down Menus

I'm a bit hung up on how to insert a drop down from execl into Prime 3.0. I have tried two different things and haven't gotten either to work. I have attached two excel sheets that are samples of what I am tring to do. Drop Down Test.xls is what i would like to use. I want to be able to select an option from the drop down in cell C1 (list of A1:A3) and have the coresponding value in column B returned. I am also willing to use Test.xls, where I would input a value from column A and the coresponding value in column B is returned. Any help would be nice, step by step help would be best, as I am new to the functions of Prime 3.0.

Thanks

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Re: Drop Down Menus

Maybe something like the attached?

But its very awkward, uncomfortable and looks ugly. What the Excel component shows in Mathcad is just sort of a dynamic picture. If you implement a list element in Excel you have to double click the component to open Excel, chose the value in the list and close Excel again. All just to select one value.

You might consider showing a list of elements in Prime to select from and their appropriate indices and let the user type in the index in a variable. Use vectors in Prime to get your disired values.

Why don't you use Mathcad 15 which has all the components you need? Its more powerful, much speedier and more comfortable and user friendly. If you have Prime you are also entitled to use MC15 - they share the same license file.
Prime is just not (yet?) ready for use.

Re: Drop Down Menus

Werner Exinger wrote:

Maybe something like the attached?

But its very awkward, uncomfortable and looks ugly. What the Excel component shows in Mathcad is just sort of a dynamic picture. If you implement a list element in Excel you have to double click the component to open Excel, chose the value in the list and close Excel again. All just to select one value.

Maybe that could be an improvement for the Excel component. Modify the feature so that it is always live within the Mathcad sheet as the scriptable components are in Mathcad 15.

Re: Drop Down Menus

I am going insane or is there the second thread you have created with the title as 'Drop Down Menus'??

By the way, the Excel component will only work if the user also has Excel.

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