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# I need an excel formula

Posted on 2011-10-05
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I need an excel formula to correctly select the position pay amount when that position number is selected from the drop down on the Projects Tab. The pay amount information is on Sheet1.

I am currently using the following formual to calculate how much based on certain criteria:

=COUNTIF(B12:O12,"1")*500+COUNTIF(B12:O12,"1LM")*500+COUNTIF(B12:O12,"1LM")*Sheet1!\$G\$1+COUNTIF(B12:O12,"L")*Sheet1!\$G\$2+SUM(A12*Sheet1!\$G\$3).

Where the 500 is listed is where i need it to be dynamic and based upon what is selected on the drop down.

Ideas and suggestions are welcomed. Please see the attached.
10-5-11.xlsx
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Question by:wrt1mea

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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE) earned 1200 total points
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Hello,

in your file the value for Position 5 is 104, so the result will be different from the formula with the 500 hard-wired.

=COUNTIF(B12:O12,"1")*VLOOKUP(\$H\$5,Sheet1!\$E\$1:\$F\$15,2,FALSE)+COUNTIF(B12:O12,"1LM")*VLOOKUP(\$H\$5,Sheet1!\$E\$1:\$F\$15,2,FALSE)+COUNTIF(B12:O12,"1LM")*Sheet1!\$G\$1+COUNTIF(B12:O12,"L")*Sheet1!\$G\$2+SUM(A12*Sheet1!\$G\$3)

cheers, teylyn
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ID: 36920304
Try this:

=COUNTIF(B12:O12,"1")*VLOOKUP(H5,Sheet1!\$E\$1:\$F\$15,2,0)+COUNTIF(B12:O12,"1LM")*500+COUNTIF(B12:O12,"1LM")*Sheet1!\$G\$1+COUNTIF(B12:O12,"L")*Sheet1!\$G\$2+SUM(A12*Sheet1!\$G\$3)

The VLOOKUP is using the drop down value to seek a result on Sheet1 in E:F, and selecting the 2nd parameter (the amount) with 0-exact match.

Just extend E1:F15 down if more positions are required in future...

Dave
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barry houdini earned 800 total points
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I assume both 500s are dynamic as per teylyn's version

a little simpler to SUM the COUNTIFS and multiply by the VLOOKUP then it doesn't need to repeat....also SUM at the end is redundant.....

=SUM(COUNTIF(B12:O12,{1,"1LM"}))*VLOOKUP(\$H\$5,Sheet1!\$E\$1:\$F\$15,2,FALSE)+COUNTIF(B12:O12,"1LM")*Sheet1!\$G\$1+COUNTIF(B12:O12,"L")*Sheet1!\$G\$2+A12*Sheet1!\$G\$3

regards, barry
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ID: 36920491
Works great! Thanks for the support!
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