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# Need a vlookup that returns sum of values in month cells

Need help with formula

Vlookup name and give me sum of 12 months

I can not add columns the vlookup will be on a different sheet
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Rob Henson

8/22/2022 - Mon
Rob Henson

As always, can you upload a sample file to describe what you need.

Think you might be able to use OFFSET, I am assuming you want to add up columns D to O for a name chosen from column A:
chris pike

I have  macro that will sort the names in column a
If I add a column to the end it wont follow, it's VBA .
I would just like a simple formula to vlook and add the values
Thanks
dummy-sheet-difference-in-months.xlsx
chris pike

Correct Rob
Rob Henson

See attached with formula on sheet1:

=SUM(OFFSET(Chart!\$D\$4,MATCH(\$A\$4,Chart!\$A\$4:\$A\$25,0)-1,0,1,12))
dummy-sheet-difference-in-months.xlsx
chris pike

Vlook up name from column A the add up values in same row d through o
Rob Henson

Alternative using two vlookups:

=VLOOKUP(Sheet1!\$A\$4,Chart!\$A\$4:\$Q\$25,3,FALSE)-VLOOKUP(Sheet1!\$A\$4,Chart!\$A\$4:\$Q\$25,16,FALSE)

First vlookup gets Entitled hours from column C
Second vlookup gets balance from column P

Entitled minus sum of D to O equals Balance therefore
Entitled minus Balance equals sum of D to O
Norie

You could try INDEX/MATCH to get the range to sum.

Assuming the posted sheet is Sheet1 and on the other sheet you have the names starting in A2.

=SUM(INDEX(Sheet1!\$D\$4:\$O\$100, MATCH(A2, Sheet1!\$A\$4:\$A\$100, 0),))
Rob Henson

Depending on size of file and speed of calculation, may want to use less volatile function of LOOKUP

=LOOKUP(\$A\$4,Chart!\$A\$4:\$A\$100,Chart!\$C\$4:\$C\$100)-LOOKUP(\$A\$4,Chart!\$A\$4:\$A\$100,Chart!\$P\$4:\$P\$100)

Whereas VLOOKUP uses the whole data area, LOOKUP only uses the lookup column and the result column(s). This is less volatile in the sense that the VLOOKUP will be forced to recalculate whenever anything in the range A to P changes, whereas LOOKUP will be forced to calculate only when changes occur in columns A, C or P; as it happens changes in P will be as a result of changes in columns C and D to O so probably not that different in calculation time.
chris pike

OK Rob your formula works, if I am looking up on the same sheet.
I will be looking FROM a different sheet into THIS Sheet
Same workbook , but different sheet
I tried putting the Chart! infront to the lookup
=LOOKUP(Chart!\$A\$4,Chart!\$A\$4:\$A\$100,Chart!\$C\$4:\$C\$100)-LOOKUP(\$A\$4,Chart!\$A\$4:\$A\$100,Chart!\$P\$4:\$P\$100)
And there will be spaces in column A , will that be a problem??
Rob Henson

Can you upload the file with both sheets to demonstrate.
chris pike

Ok working on stripping it
Norie

The formula I posted should work when on another sheet, you only need to change the sheet name 'Sheet1' to reflect the name of the sheet from your original post.
chris pike

Ok here we go lol
lookup-table-help.xlsx
Rob Henson

Immediate issue when first looking, the data on Chart has names such as Anita D but Data sheet has Anita Dhanda.
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Will these be consistent? Which will it be so we can change to be consistent?
Norie

Try this in O2 on the sheet 'Data' and copy down.

=SUM(INDEX(Chart!\$D\$4:\$O\$30,MATCH(LEFT([@[Production-0011]],SEARCH(" ",[@[Production-0011]])-1)&MID([@[Production-0011]], SEARCH(" ", [@[Production-0011]]),2), Chart!\$A\$4:\$A\$30,0),))

Or, slightly shorter.

=SUM(INDEX(Chart!\$D\$4:\$O\$30,MATCH(LEFT([@[Production-0011]],SEARCH(" ",[@[Production-0011]])+1), Chart!\$A\$4:\$A\$30,0),))
chris pike

Norie still trying … no luck so far
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chris pike

Rob Yours works great
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