Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Sum values in a row

Posted on 2015-01-05
4
Medium Priority
?
106 Views
Last Modified: 2015-01-05
Instead of using several vloopup formulas and adding them up to get a value, is there an Offset or Match Function that will look at a text in a cell and convert it to it's corresponding value and sum it all up in one cell.

Example
H = 9
M = 5
L = 2

A1         B1           C1            D1             E1
H           M             L               M             21

The total for this A - D is 9+5+2+5 = 21
0
Comment
Question by:ablove3
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:NBVC
ID: 40531908
If you list the Letters in ascending alphabetic order on the side somewhere, with the corresponding values in the next column, then you can use something like:

=SUMPRODUCT(LOOKUP(A1:D1,$M$1:$M$3,$N$1:$N$3))

where

where M1:N3 contains the table of values with column M in ascending alpha order.
0
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
NBVC earned 2000 total points
ID: 40531913
Or if those are the only 3 characters, then you can avoid the side table with formula like:

=SUMPRODUCT(LOOKUP(A1:D1,{"H","L","M"},{9,2,5}))

again, first array must be in ascend. alpha. order
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:ablove3
ID: 40531964
That's exactly what I was looking for.  Thank you
0
 
LVL 49

Expert Comment

by:Martin Liss
ID: 40532005
Here is a User Defined Function that will behave just like a normal function.

Place =SumLetters(A1:D1) in E1 and copy down.
Function SumLetters(r As Range) As Integer

Dim intValue(65 To 90) As Integer
Dim lngCol As Long

' Uncomment other letters as needed and replace the question
' mark with their values
'intValue(65) = ? 'A
'intValue(66) = ? 'B
'intValue(67) = ? 'C
'intValue(68) = ? 'D
'intValue(69) = ? 'E
'intValue(70) = ? 'F
'intValue(71) = ? 'G
intValue(72) = 9 'H
'intValue(73) = ? 'I
'intValue(74) = ? 'J
'intValue(75) = ? 'K
intValue(76) = 2 'L
intValue(77) = 5 'M
'intValue(78) = ? 'N
'intValue(79) = ? 'O
'intValue(80) = ? 'P
'intValue(81) = ? 'Q
'intValue(8?) = ? 'R
'intValue(83) = ? 'S
'intValue(84) = ? 'T
'intValue(85) = ? 'U
'intValue(86) = ? 'V
'intValue(87) = ? 'W
'intValue(88) = ? 'X
'intValue(89) = ? 'Y
'intValue(90) = ? 'Z

For lngCol = r.Column To r.Column + r.Columns.Count - 1
    SumLetters = SumLetters + intValue(Asc(Cells(r.Row, lngCol)))
Next
End Function

Open in new window

0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Freeze panes is an option within all variants of Excel to enable parts of a sheet to remain stationary when the cursor is in another part of the sheet. This is a very useful feature which is overlooked or under used.
If you need to forecast numbers -- typically for finance -- the Windows and Mac versions of Excel 2016 have a basket of tools to get the job done.
Graphs within dashboards are meant to be dynamic, representing data from a period of time that will change each time the dashboard is updated with new data. Rather than update each graph to point to a different set within a static set of data, t…
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate in Microsoft Excel how to add style and sexy appeal to horizontal bar charts.

972 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question