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Hi,

This might stretch the power of excel.
The 1-minute video explains my requirement.

http://screencast.com/t/k32zhfRPzN

Note that I cannot hard code the solution. It must be flexible.
Preferably , no VBA.

Thanks!
EE-Map1.xlsx
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by:Martin Liss
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Is a macro solution acceptable?
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by:Patrick O'Dea
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Martin,

My preference would be no macro - but I would happily except one.
Hopefully my video is clear.

Regards,
Padraig
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by:Martin Liss
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It is, but I do have some questions.

You say that there could be more then just "Wages" and "Rent" in the dropdown. where will the user parameters for the others be?
You also say that columns A to D are fixed data out of your control. How does it get there and what if anything in it might change?
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by:Patrick O'Dea
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Martin,

Good questions.
Perhaps , at this point, we will just keep the macro simple.
Let's not worry about making it flexible.  I might learn enough from the code in the macro.

THanks,
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OK be back soon.
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by:Martin Liss
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Try this. The range used to find the data (currently G and H) is based on K2's data validation formula, so it should be able to cope with addition of more columns.
Q-28605052.xlsm
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Ejgil Hedegaard earned 1000 total points
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This formula sum the values, based on the validation selection

=SUMPRODUCT((ISERROR(MATCH(A2:A6,INDEX(G2:H4,,MATCH(K2,G1:H1,0)),0))=FALSE)*D2:D6)
Sum-validation.xlsx
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by:Patrick O'Dea
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Martin,

I am unsure what I should do with the sheet you provided.
Is there a macro I should run??
THanks again for your help.

Padraig
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by:Martin Liss
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No, just select a value in K2.
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by:Patrick O'Dea
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Thanks folks,
two excellent solutions.

I will now study the logic provided.   (THis could be interesting!)

Thanks again.
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by:Martin Liss
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My code contains some comments that I hope explain what's going on. The macro is triggered by a change in cell K2 (see the worksheet_change event). I'll be happy to answer any questions you might have. In any case you're welcome and I'm glad I was able to help.

In my profile you'll find links to some articles I've written that may interest you.
Marty - MVP 2009 to 2014
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by:Patrick O'Dea
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Thanks Marty,

Much appreciated.
I am studying the code now.  (All very neat!).
I think I understand it all.

Thanks for being so helpful.
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