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## how to sum multiple matches to a vlookup command

#1
May 20th 08, 07:43 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
 LoganTaylin external usenet poster Posts: 1
how to sum multiple matches to a vlookup command

I need to run a vlookup for an exact value in a range and for each match
calculate the total of the cell adjacent.

For example, James appears in this list twice and I want to reach a sum of
his sales listed.

I know I can do a vlookup command, but I'm not sure what to do when there
are multiple matches. Thanks!

Name Sales Name Total Sales
James \$120 James
Bob \$168 Bob
Randy \$65 Randy
James \$54 Henry
Henry \$796 Pete
Pete \$164 Alfred
Bob \$638
Alfred \$945
Randy \$12
Henry \$578
Alfred \$324
Pete \$179

#2
May 20th 08, 07:48 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
 Mike H external usenet poster Posts: 11,501
how to sum multiple matches to a vlookup command

Try

=SUMPRODUCT((A2:A13="James")*(B2:B13))

you may also get away with
=SUMPRODUCT((\$A\$2:\$A\$13=A2)*(\$B\$2:\$B\$13))

and drag down.

Mike

"LoganTaylin" wrote:

> I need to run a vlookup for an exact value in a range and for each match
> calculate the total of the cell adjacent.
>
> For example, James appears in this list twice and I want to reach a sum of
> his sales listed.
>
> I know I can do a vlookup command, but I'm not sure what to do when there
> are multiple matches. Thanks!
>
> Name Sales Name Total Sales
> James \$120 James
> Bob \$168 Bob
> Randy \$65 Randy
> James \$54 Henry
> Henry \$796 Pete
> Pete \$164 Alfred
> Bob \$638
> Alfred \$945
> Randy \$12
> Henry \$578
> Alfred \$324
> Pete \$179
>

#3
May 20th 08, 07:48 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
 Max external usenet poster Posts: 9,221
how to sum multiple matches to a vlookup command

You can get by with SUMIF
In E1, copied down: =SUMIF(A:A,D1,B:B)
where the unique names are listed in D1 down
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"LoganTaylin" wrote:
> I need to run a vlookup for an exact value in a range and for each match
> calculate the total of the cell adjacent.
>
> For example, James appears in this list twice and I want to reach a sum of
> his sales listed.
>
> I know I can do a vlookup command, but I'm not sure what to do when there
> are multiple matches. Thanks!
>
> Name Sales Name Total Sales
> James \$120 James
> Bob \$168 Bob
> Randy \$65 Randy
> James \$54 Henry
> Henry \$796 Pete
> Pete \$164 Alfred
> Bob \$638
> Alfred \$945
> Randy \$12
> Henry \$578
> Alfred \$324
> Pete \$179
>

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