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    using a word value to generate an assigned value to adjacent and multiply

    I'm working on making a mostly automated invoice sheet for a transport company. I would like to be able to type a work/ choose from drop down in cell D which automatically places a pre assigned value attached to that work in E, while i place a manual value in F and then ExF =g

    so for example. I deliver goods to New York for $100 and it weights 1 pounds

    so in my destination(D) cell i want to put New York (either type it in or use drop down either is fine) I want (E) to automatically have a value of 100 in which I can manually type the weight of 1 into (F) and then I want to use (G) for E x F =G


    ive used a lookup table and a drop down list, which works well however the lookup wont let me do E x F it will only automate the E value

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    Re: using a word value to generate an assigned value to adjacent and multiply

    Will you please attach yourExcel workbook?

    1. Make sure that your sample data are REPRESENTATIVE of your real data. The use of unrepresentative data is very frustrating and can lead to long delays in reaching a solution.

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    Re: using a word value to generate an assigned value to adjacent and multiply

    trying to delete this post
    Last edited by mstwntd; 10-16-2017 at 03:50 PM. Reason: duplicate response

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    Re: using a word value to generate an assigned value to adjacent and multiply

    Try creating a lookup table and using a vlookup to match the word from the dropdown and pull back the corresponding value.
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