adding letters

1S1

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Can any one help please
I have 3 cells ( A B & C) which will either have the letters E or L in them
E =8
&
L =7
In the 4th cell (D) I want to add up these letters

So if there’s 2 L’s and 1 E the answer would be 22

If there were 2 E’s and 1 L the answer would be 23

If there were 3 L’s the answer would be 21
And so on

Is there a formula that can do this for me please
 

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Andrew Poulsom

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Try eg:

=SUM(LOOKUP(A1:A3,{"E";"L"},{8;7}))

which must be confirmed with Ctrl+Shift+Enter not just Enter. If correctly entered Ecel will surround it with curly braces{}.
 

fairwinds

MrExcel MVP
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May 15, 2003
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Alternatively:

=SUM(COUNTIF(A1:A3,{"E","L"})*{8,7})

Normal enter, wich will also accept other entries and empty cells
 

venkat1926

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MAY BE NOT A VERY ELEGANT SOLUTION
A B AND C ARE E,E L AND SEE FORULAS IN COLUMNS D E F G.

copy the formulas down and whatever you write E or L in column A B C corresponding cells in D E F G will get correct results. convaerting my spreadsheet of one row intoheml maker and sending hope you get it.<HTML><HEAD><Script Langage JavaScript><!---
function ViewSource() {
var HtmlSource;
HtmlSource = document.all.ForSubmit.innerHTML;
HtmlSource = RetDeleted(HtmlSource);
document.write('<HTML><BODY BGCOLOR=#E0F4EA><CENTER><FORM><TEXTAREA ROWS=30 COLS=90%>');
document.write(HtmlSource);
document.write('</TEXTAREA></FORM></CENTER></BODY></HTML>');
}
function CopyToClipBoard() {
var HtmlSource;
HtmlSource = document.all.ForSubmit.innerHTML;
HtmlSource=RetDeleted(HtmlSource);
window.clipboardData.setData("Text",HtmlSource);
alert('Html source of above image\n\nhas been copied to your clip board\n\nJust paste it into Message Body\n\nIf you cannnot paste source from clip board,\n\nclick [View Source] button and paste manually.');
}
function RetDeleted(targetstring) {
if (targetstring.indexOf(unescape('%0D%0A')) > -1) rcode = unescape('%0D%0A')
else if (targetstring.indexOf(unescape('%0A')) > -1) rcode = unescape('%0A')
else rcode = unescape('%0D');
i = 0;
p = '';
while (targetstring.indexOf(rcode,i) != -1) {
m = targetstring.indexOf(rcode,i);
p += targetstring.substring(i,m);
i = m + rcode.length;
}
p += targetstring.substring(i,targetstring.length);
return p;
}</Script></HEAD><BODY BGCOLOR=#E0F4EA><CENTER><FONT COLOR=#339966 SIZE=5>[HtmlMaker 2.42]</FONT></CENTER><HR><SPAN id='ForSubmit'>
Book1
ABCDEFG
1EEL88723
Sheet1
</SPAN><CENTER><HR><FORM NAME='form1'><INPUT TYPE='Button' value='Please click this button to send the source to clipbord' onClick='CopyToClipBoard();'><INPUT TYPE='Button' value='View Source' onClick='ViewSource();'></FORM><FONT COLOR=#339966 SIZE=2> This free code was written by Colo and Ivan F Moala:[HtmlMaker 2.42] - 15th May 2003</FONT><FONT COLOR=#339966 SIZE=2>Code mods by Ivan F Moala - 15th May 2003</FONT></HR></BODY></HTML>
 

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