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Formula referencing the results of a multi-column Vlookup

Posted on 2014-03-11
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I have a data range along the lines of:-

               A                 B                   C                  D               E                
                               Jan-14        Feb 14       Mar 14       Apr 14
 1         AAA                1%              2%             1.5%             2%
 2        BBB                2%              1%              1%                2%
 3        CCC                3%              2%              1.5%             3%
 4        DDD               1%              2%              1%               1.5%

I need to calculate the compounded return for various periods for each row. Eg to calculate the return for BBB between Feb-14 and Apr 14 (inclusive) I could use the formula =FVSCHEDULE(1,C2:E2)-1 manually  - However I need the formula to look up the value in column B within the range along the lines of a vlookup function

For example:-

The following vlookup calculates the sum for the selected period:-

={=SUM(VLOOKUP(A2,A1:E4,{3,4,5},FALSE))}

How do I do exactly the same but instead of the sum calculate the compounded return of the selected period?

Thanks !
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How about using an offset function?

=FVSCHEDULE(1,offset($C$1:$E1,match("BBB",$A$1:$A$4,0)-1,0,,))-1
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