finding certain letters and returning a value

happyman123uk

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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

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Hi,

Try:

<b>Excel 2010</b><table cellpadding="2.5px" rules="all" style=";background-color: #FFFFFF;border: 1px solid;border-collapse: collapse; border-color: #BBB"><colgroup><col width="25px" style="background-color: #DAE7F5" /><col /></colgroup><thead><tr style=" background-color: #DAE7F5;text-align: center;color: #161120"><th></th><th>A</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">1</td><td style=";">W</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">2</td><td style=";">L</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">3</td><td style=";">W</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">4</td><td style=";">D</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">5</td><td style=";">W</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">6</td><td style=";">L</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">7</td><td style=";">W</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">8</td><td style=";">W</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">9</td><td style="text-align: right;;">16</td></tr></tbody></table><p style="width:3.6em;font-weight:bold;margin:0;padding:0.2em 0.6em 0.2em 0.5em;border: 1px solid #BBB;border-top:none;text-align: center;background-color: #DAE7F5;color: #161120">Sheet1</p><br /><br /><table width="85%" cellpadding="2.5px" rules="all" style=";border: 2px solid black;border-collapse:collapse;padding: 0.4em;background-color: #FFFFFF" ><tr><td style="padding:6px" ><b>Worksheet Formulas</b><table cellpadding="2.5px" width="100%" rules="all" style="border: 1px solid;text-align:center;background-color: #FFFFFF;border-collapse: collapse; border-color: #BBB"><thead><tr style=" background-color: #DAE7F5;color: #161120"><th width="10px">Cell</th><th style="text-align:left;padding-left:5px;">Formula</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><th width="10px" style=" background-color: #DAE7F5;color: #161120">A9</th><td style="text-align:left">=COUNTIF(<font color="Blue">A1:A8,"W"</font>)*3+COUNTIF(<font color="Blue">A1:A8,"D"</font>)</td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></table><br />
 

Joe4

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Try:
Code:
=(COUNTIF(A1:A8,"W")*3)+COUNTIF(A1:A8,"D")
 

jtakw

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You're welcome.
 

Scott Huish

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=sum(countif(a:a,{"w","d"})*{3,1})
 

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