# Conditional Formatting?

#### usc1000

##### New Member
 scores Player1 4 Player2 6 Player3 3 Player4 4 Number of player's score needed 2 lowest total score 7

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Can any help me find the correct formula? The lowest score will depend on the number of players scores needed. In this case we needed two player's scores, so the lowest total score is 7, but if we needed 3 scores our total will be 11. Thanks, any help will be appreciate!

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#### Oeldere

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Player1 4 3
Player2 6 4
Player3 3 4
Player4 4 6

Number of player's score needed 3
lowest total score 11

E1 = =SMALL(\$B\$1:\$B\$4,ROW()) and drag down

=> this give the result 3, 4 , 4, 6 in E1 : E4

B6 = manualy added the number of players (in this case 3)

B7 = =SUM(INDIRECT("E1"&":"&"E"&1+\$B\$6-1))

#### usc1000

##### New Member
Player1 4 3
Player2 6 4
Player3 3 4
Player4 4 6

Number of player's score needed 3
lowest total score 11

E1 = =SMALL(\$B\$1:\$B\$4,ROW()) and drag down

=> this give the result 3, 4 , 4, 6 in E1 : E4

B6 = manualy added the number of players (in this case 3)

B7 = =SUM(INDIRECT("E1"&":"&"E"&1+\$B\$6-1))

Thank very much! This work great. I will post another question later. #### usc1000

##### New Member
Oeldere, thank you for helping me out, but every time I try to put the formula anywhere below the fourth row the formula does not work. Thus this means that every fomula must above fourth column? Thanks, usc1000

#### usc1000

##### New Member

I meant row, not columns

#### Oeldere

##### Well-known Member
e1=SMALL(\$B\$1:\$B\$4,ROW())

the part row() in cel e1 give as result (row1) = 1.

e2 will give the result 2

if you want to put the formula in cel e10 and you want the result 1, then you have to amend the formula.

e10=> row()-9 =1
e11=> row()-9=2

Hope I explained well enough, why the formula is NOT working if you put it somewhere else in the file.

#### usc1000

##### New Member

e1=SMALL(\$B\$1:\$B\$4,ROW())

the part row() in cel e1 give as result (row1) = 1.

e2 will give the result 2

if you want to put the formula in cel e10 and you want the result 1, then you have to amend the formula.

e10=> row()-9 =1
e11=> row()-9=2

Hope I explained well enough, why the formula is NOT working if you put it somewhere else in the file.

I am currently at work, but I will give it a try once I get home or over the weekend. I am not very good at decipher formulas as you have explain it, but anytime I added the formula "small(\$B\$1:\$B\$4,ROW()) and placed it on e1 and drag down it work well, even if I put on f1 and drag id down it would work okay, but as soon as I would drag the formula from the cell and place it anywhere from e5 or any other column " "5 and down it would not work. Hopefully this new process works. Thanks! P.S. I do appreciate all your help and specially the process of the explanation, this makes me understand how the formula works. Once again, thanks.

#### Oeldere

##### Well-known Member
Code:
`` place it anywhere from e5 or any other column " "5``

Code:
``B7 = =SUM(INDIRECT("[COLOR="#FF0000"]E1[/COLOR]"&":"&"[COLOR="#FF0000"]E[/COLOR]"&1+\$B\$6-1))``

If you put your formula in another column you need to amend the column in the red text above.

#### usc1000

##### New Member
Code:
`` place it anywhere from e5 or any other column " "5``

Code:
``B7 = =SUM(INDIRECT("[COLOR=#ff0000]E1[/COLOR]"&":"&"[COLOR=#ff0000]E[/COLOR]"&1+\$B\$6-1))``

If you put your formula in another column you need to amend the column in the red text above.

This processe"e10=> row()-9 =1
e11=> row()-9=2
did the trick. Thank you very much. I do appreciate it. Replies
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