# finding certain letters and returning a value

#### happyman123uk

##### Board Regular
I have a spread sheet which I am working on and want to be able to say if a certain letter is entered into a cell it returns a certain value

W=3 points
D=1 point
L=0 points

so if

a1=W
a2=L
a3=W
a4=D
a5=W
a6=L
a7=W
a8=W

a9 would contain the answer which should be 16

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#### jtakw

##### Well-known Member
Hi,

Try:

Excel 2010
A
1W
2L
3W
4D
5W
6L
7W
8W
916
Sheet1
Cell Formulas
RangeFormula
A9=COUNTIF(A1:A8,"W")*3+COUNTIF(A1:A8,"D")

#### Joe4

##### MrExcel MVP, Junior Admin
Try:
Code:
``=(COUNTIF(A1:A8,"W")*3)+COUNTIF(A1:A8,"D")``

#### happyman123uk

##### Board Regular
Thank you so much one more problem sorted

You're welcome.

#### Scott Huish

##### MrExcel MVP
=sum(countif(a:a,{"w","d"})*{3,1})

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