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    Calculation based on multiple Combo Boxes

    Here is what I'm trying to do.

    I'm trying to calculate a price based on 4 columns, 3 of which are Combo boxes.

    IE:
    Columns are:
    Trim Size
    - Small Trim
    - Large Trim

    Format
    -SGML
    -InDesign
    -Quark
    -hardcopy

    # of Pages (entered manually)

    English
    -Yes
    -No

    Price (this is calculated based on the previous fields)

    On sheet2 I have the amounts in a table:
    --------------- Small Trim------- Large Trim
    SGML -------------- 1 ---------- 1.5
    InDesign ------- 1.15 ----------- 1.7
    Quark ---------- 1.4 -------------- 2.1
    Hardcopy ------- 2.35 ------------- 3.3

    If English is Yes 20% 30%

    Is there are way to calculate this easily? I know VBA if I built a new form, but the person I'm working on this for wants it in Excel spreadsheet and I can't figure it out. Any help would be appreciated.

    IE: If the user wants to know the price of 25 pieces of small trim, InDesign format, in English. It would be (1.15 * 25) * .20 = Price
    Last edited by emueller; 09-13-2010 at 11:26 AM.

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    Re: Calculation based on multiple Combo Boxes

    Hi Emueller, try

    =(INDEX(Sheet2!$B$2:$C$5,MATCH(B1,Sheet2!$A$2:$A$5,0),MATCH(A1,Sheet2!$B$1:$C$1,0))*C1)*IF(D1="Yes",0.2,0.3)

    Assumes that the lookup table on Sheet2 is laid out:
    A2:A5 are formats (SGML, InDesign, Quark, Hardcopy)
    B1:C1 are sizes (Small Trim, Large Trim)
    B2:C5 are price points

    Sheet1 A1 contains the trim size.
    Sheet1 B1 contains the Format.
    Sheet1 C1 contains the # of pages.
    Sheet1 D1 contains Yes or No.

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    Re: Calculation based on multiple Combo Boxes

    That looks about right, but I'm getting a #N/A result. I'm thinking that my combo boxes must not be saving the selection to the appropriate cell.

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    Yes, that is exactly what it was. My combo boxes were wrong.

    Paul, your formula worked great! Thank you very much for the help!

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    Re: Calculation based on multiple Combo Boxes

    Actually, one things seems to not be working right.

    The IF(D2="Yes", 0.2,0.3) isn't working correctly.

    I think that it's written to multiply 0.2 if Yes, but 0.3 if no. I need it to multiply either if Yes, but 0.2 is Small Trim, 0.3 if Large Trim. Is there a way to figure that out in this formula?

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    UPDATE: I figured it out. The whole formula now looks like this:

    =(INDEX(Sheet2!$B$2:$C$5,MATCH(B2,Sheet2!$A$2:$A$5,0),MATCH(A2,Sheet2!$B$1:$C$1,0))*C2)*IF(AND(D2="Yes",A2="Small Trim"),1.2,IF(AND(D2="Yes",A2="Large Trim"),1.3,1))

    Paul, thanks for your help on this, much appreciated.
    Last edited by emueller; 09-10-2010 at 10:42 AM.

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