Calculating a total value based on weighted drown list

Hello Experts
I am working in excel 2010.  I have a list that I am using multiple times in a drop down list.  I want a way to do a calculation based on the choice the user used.                             Item    Value
                                                                                                 Truck      2
                                                                                                 Car          1
The user can choose the truck or car in various cells of the sheet.  I then want a total value based on their text choice2.

Any suggestions?
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Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:

If you are not able to fix this yourself, a sample workbook with desired output filled manually would help.
CorinTackNetwork EngineerCommented:
I've create a sheet with a basic IF formula to accomplish what you want. The trouble with this is that if you have a lot of drop-down options, the formula can get too long (you're limited to a certain number of statements, though it's pretty long).

This has the same options you show, and then has a formula that uses these drop-down options to determine a value.
BOULMANAuthor Commented:
I think that is on the right track but here are the two sheets I am using.  I my only have 1 or 2 more choices.

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Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
Not sure exactly in which column you want the formula and you haven't added the desired output as well.
But if your drop-down list in column B, then try this.....

and then copy down.

Is this what you are trying to achieve.
BOULMANAuthor Commented:
My hope was to have each drop down cell be linked to a value based upon what was picked.  Then either have a lab total or just a grand total from the three areas.  Not quite sure where to put the vlookup.
I filled out the sheet and manually entered the values.  That might help me explain what I need.
Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
Format the column as General where you want to place the formulas.
I have placed the formulas in col. N and O. Not sure how you populated the third column for PFT Stress Values, by subtracting the values of Lab1 from Lab2 ?

Please refer to the attached.

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BOULMANAuthor Commented:
Very fast and extremely helpful.
BOULMANAuthor Commented:
Just had to tweak it a little.
Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
You're welcome. Glad I could help.
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