Can't Find Summed Value of 2 Largest Numbers in Vlookup

bencar

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I'm trying to use vlookup to lookup a value that sums up the 2 largest numbers in columns B,C and D. I tried these 2 formulas on my own but thet dont work. I also tried using them as array functions. But still doesnt work. How can I make this work?

=sum(VLOOKUP(E9,A2:D5,{LARGE(B2:D2,{1,2})},0))
=sum(VLOOKUP(E9,A2:D5,(LARGE(B2:D2,{1,2}),0))



ABCD
1ThrowerThrow 1Throw 2Throw 3
2Daniel45.9923.7851.02
3Richard40.2242.3243.69
4Matt37.5534.231.5
5Stevie69.43056.11

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AlanY

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try

Code:
=LARGE(INDEX($B$2:$D$5,MATCH(E9,$A$2:$A$5,0),),1)+LARGE(INDEX($B$2:$D$5,MATCH(E9,$A$2:$A$5,0),),2)

or

Code:
=SUM(LARGE(INDEX($B$2:$D$5,MATCH(E9,$A$2:$A$5,0),),{1,2}))

confirm with shift-control-enter
 
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bencar

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try

Code:
=LARGE(INDEX($B$2:$D$5,MATCH(E9,$A$2:$A$5,0),),1)+LARGE(INDEX($B$2:$D$5,MATCH(E9,$A$2:$A$5,0),),2)

or

Code:
=SUM(LARGE(INDEX($B$2:$D$5,MATCH(E9,$A$2:$A$5,0),),{1,2}))

confirm with shift-control-enter



Thats not it. I need to use vlookup.
 

AlanY

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is it for your homework?
 

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How Do I Find Summed Values of 2 Largest Numbers in Vlookup

I'm trying to use vlookup to lookup a value that sums up the 2 largest numbers in columns B,C and D. I tried these 2 formulas on my own but thet dont work. I also tried using them as array functions. But still doesnt work. How can I make this work??

=sum(VLOOKUP(E9,A2:D5,{LARGE(B2:D2,{1,2})},0))
=sum(VLOOKUP(E9,A2:D5,(LARGE(B2:D2,{1,2}),0))



ABCD
1ThrowerThrow 1Throw 2Throw 3
2Daniel45.9923.7851.02
3Richard40.2242.3243.69
4Matt37.5534.231.5
5Stevie69.43056.11

<colgroup><col style="width: 25pxpx"><col><col><col><col></colgroup><thead>
</thead><tbody>
</tbody>
Sheet1
 

ebea

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Re: How Do I Find Summed Values of 2 Largest Numbers in Vlookup

What is it for a value you lookup in E9? For the sum of the two largest: =SUMPRODUCT(LARGE(B2:D2;{1;2}))
 

Marcelo Branco

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Re: How Do I Find Summed Values of 2 Largest Numbers in Vlookup

Maybe something like this


A
B
C
D
E
F
G
1
Thrower​
Throw 1​
Throw 2​
Throw 3​
Thrower​
Result​
2
Daniel​
45,99​
23,78​
51,02​
Daniel​
97,01​
3
Richard​
40,22​
42,32​
43,69​
Matt​
71,75​
4
Matt​
37,55​
34,2​
31,5​
5
Stevie​
69,43​
0​
56,11​

Formula in G2 copied down
=SUMPRODUCT(LARGE(INDEX(B$2:D$5,MATCH(F2,A$2:A$5,0),0),{1;2}))

M.
 

Fluff

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Re: How Do I Find Summed Values of 2 Largest Numbers in Vlookup

@bencar
Please do not post the same question multiple times. All clarifications, follow-ups, and bumps should be posted back to the original thread.
I have merged both threads
 

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