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    Hi,

    New user here....wonder if anyone can help me!

    I have created a spreadsheet to help calculate some results of a sports match then tabulate the players performances. Below is an example of the data:

    "Player 1" 4 "Player 2" 1
    "Player 2" 3 "Player 1" 2
    "Player 3" 1 "Player 4" 4
    "Player 4" 3 "Player 1" 2

    I have used the SUMIF function to calculate the "for" figure for each player but am struggling with calcluating the "against" figure. How do I get it to add together the values of the other players?

    So, if I highlight the whole range and sumif "Player 1" it totals the number of games won by each player. But how do I get it to add up the values against Player 1?

    Any help appreciated!!
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    Re: Adding values from adjacent cells

    Assuming you have your data in A1:D4, then try:

    =SUMPRODUCT((A1:A4="player 1")*(D1:D4))+SUMPRODUCT((C1:C4="Player 1")*(B1:B4))

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    Re: Adding values from adjacent cells

    Thanks for the response!

    However, I think that would do the same thing as SUMIF and highlighting the whole data range. As it is not the value next to the Player 1 I want to total, but the score of his opponent. Does that make sense?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Adding values from adjacent cells

    The formula above would yield 7 with your sample.. Is that correct?

    What it is doing is looking in the first column and finding Player 1, then adding what is in the opposing teams column (column D) and then it is looking for Player 1 in column C and again summing the opposing team's scores... then adding both results together.

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    Re: Adding values from adjacent cells

    Apologies! You are absolutely right.

    That's great - Thank you!!

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    Re: Adding values from adjacent cells

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    Re: Adding values from adjacent cells

    Excuse my incompetence......how?

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    Re: Adding values from adjacent cells

    I outlined the steps in my last post.

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    Re: Adding values from adjacent cells

    Sorry....saw that and have done so. What a numpty I am! It's been a long day

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