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# Re: [libreoffice-users] [more] Vlookup, and other Help

```The reason is as the IF statements have grown, changed, copied -- they
are not working as they should. And this is why Im looking for a
better way. IF!!! I could do this in a db with a better front end -
that would be great but - Im not sure this company will let me do that
so for right now - small steps to at least fix all the problems this
sheet is causing.  As for specifically H and I, both of those items
have had - as said in the original post - more possible values added
to over time, and will each have 5 possible values in a few months so,
the IF statement will be updated again and if someone put the wrong
numbers in or it gets corrupted by the copying - Ill need to go back
and fix that. Its a mess.

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On Mon, Oct 10, 2022 at 8:22 PM Michael D. Setzer II
<msetzerii@gmail.com> wrote:
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Looked at the spreadsheet and tried some things, but not clear on your calculation.
Copied formula from first row down to row 16 then modified.
=IF(B16=1,6)+IF(B16=2,12)
+IF(C16=1,10)+IF(C16=2,20)
+IF(D16=1,16)+IF(D16=2,32)
+IF(E16=1,28)+IF(E16=2,56)
+IF(F16=1,38)+IF(F16=2,76)
+IF(G16=1,46)+IF(G16=2,92)
+IF(H16=1,60)+IF(H16=2,120)+IF(H16=3,180)+IF(H16=4,30)
+IF(I16=1,80)+IF(I16=2,160)+IF(I16=3,40)
Not clear why H16 being 4 give 30 where previous patterns would have it give 240?? Same with I16
being 3 gives 40 instead of 240.
Came with this simple formula and it mached result in most cases.
=b16*6+c16*10+d16*16+e16*28+f16*38+g16*46*h16*60+i16*80
Copied the relative formulas and numbers matched except where values in H or I was 4 or 3.
Didn't look at vlookup formula.
Did note that on some of the lower rows you have blanks in cells that resulted in #value, but
chaning them to 0 resulted in correct numbers.
So, is there a reason why H and I being 4 or 3 give different values from the pattern. Same thing
with shifting to other blocks.
On 10 Oct 2022 at 18:40, Wade Smart wrote:
From:            Wade Smart <wadesmart@gmail.com>
Date sent:       Mon, 10 Oct 2022 18:40:55 -0500
Subject:         Re: [libreoffice-users] [more] Vlookup, and other Help
Copies to:       users@global.libreoffice.org
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```Well, that is odd.
Im uploading again ...

What about this link?
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-9vnC9UAoffLdXcVDTTN6oIJ8UJO041w/view?usp=sharing
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On Mon, Oct 10, 2022 at 6:37 PM Steve Edmonds
<steve.edmonds@ptglobal.com> wrote:
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At that link I get no download option and a message that the file is in
your trash.
Steve

On 11/10/2022 12:27, Wade Smart wrote:
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```https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Q4Skv003T-puY-2CBr-MMQHUVC-qBhfw/view?usp=sharing

I thought I was making headway but just got myself into more of a problem.

The link above is a sample of what Im working with.
In this spread sheet I have hundreds of sections of this that are
added to and updated.

If you click on cell BG4 you'll see the IF hell function that I
continually update (and fix).
This is created by someone else and the IF statement doesnt account
for all the things
that are currently going on but - in general - Section One is B4 to
I4. The entire colored
space from B3 to I13 is the whole section. Each row is calculated by
putting in 1 thru 4 under
each item name, though at the moment, and the reason Im looking to do
this [upgrade] is that
3 and 4 and the coming 5 are not being calculated.

Row 4, B4 to I4 either a 1 or 2 is put in. J4 is the number of items.
Cell BE4 totals all items from each section.

Cell BG4 - currently the massive and incorrect IF statement - adds up
each cell and calculates
a number. In this example, F4 is BL SM and is a 1 so BG is 38. Each
row can have a 1 thru 4
(upcoming 5) in each of the available cells.

Looking at Row 7, Cell BG7 is the start of something I thought would
work but... I got stuck.
And, to be really honest, I got stuck writing this email for help
because - I got lost in trying to
explain this HAHA

Looking at the function in BG7, check if its a number first and then
look up the value of F3 item
1 in Sheet two which is 38. Cell BG8 does the same but shows the
quickly growing IF statement
for getting data for 2 cells.

Question: does someone know of an easier way to do this without
ongoing IF statements?

Wade

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