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I need to be able to count certain letters as numbers and then add them all up
=((COUNTIF(P19:P28,"A")*12),(COUNTIF(P19:P28,"B")*12),(COUNTIF(P19:P28,"C")*8),(COUNTIF(P19:P28,"D")*8),(COUNTIF(P19:P28,"E")*12),(COUNTIF(P19:P28,"F")*8),(COUNTIF(P19:P28,"G")*12),(COUNTIF(P19:P28,"H")*8),(COUNTIF(P19:P28,"I")*12)) this is what I was trying to use

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Excelchat Expert
23/05/2018 - 12:58

Welcome, thank you for choosing Got It Pro-Excel! I'll be glad to assist you with your concern.

User
23/05/2018 - 12:58

ok

Excelchat Expert
23/05/2018 - 12:59

I understand you need help in formula to count certain letters..

User
23/05/2018 - 01:00

Yes

Excelchat Expert
23/05/2018 - 01:00

May you please forward the file your working on so I can help you with your concern?

Excelchat Expert
23/05/2018 - 01:00

Sorry I just saw the file now

Excelchat Expert
23/05/2018 - 01:01

which cells should I be looking at?

User
23/05/2018 - 01:01

ok so what I am wanting to do is make certain letter correspond with hours

User
23/05/2018 - 01:01

like A = 12

User
23/05/2018 - 01:01

B= 12

User
23/05/2018 - 01:02

C=8

User
23/05/2018 - 01:02

then be able to count them and show hours total

User
23/05/2018 - 01:03

I tried the countif meathod but I could not get that to work

User
23/05/2018 - 01:03

I kept getting that the formula was messed up

Excelchat Expert
23/05/2018 - 01:03

ok, let me check it further

User
23/05/2018 - 01:03

I'm doing a how to video for work and I thought I had the basics haha but it got the best of me

Excelchat Expert
23/05/2018 - 01:04

and your trying to add the formula in cell S4 and T4? Week 1 and Week 2?

User
23/05/2018 - 01:04

c4-I4 ect.

User
23/05/2018 - 01:05

c5-I5

User
23/05/2018 - 01:05

I have a way I can do it but its really convoluted

Excelchat Expert
23/05/2018 - 01:05

Yes those are your cell reference that you want to count but where do you want to put the result?

User
23/05/2018 - 01:05

yes

User
23/05/2018 - 01:05

sorry miss read your question

Excelchat Expert
23/05/2018 - 01:06

or do you want to total it per day?

Excelchat Expert
23/05/2018 - 01:06

no worries

Excelchat Expert
23/05/2018 - 01:06

Can you show me where you're trying to add the formula?

User
23/05/2018 - 01:07

technically the formula I sent you was from another sheet

User
23/05/2018 - 01:07

=((COUNTIF(P19:P28,"A")*12),(COUNTIF(P19:P28,"B")*12),(COUNTIF(P19:P28,"C")*8),(COUNTIF(P19:P28,"D")*8),(COUNTIF(P19:P28,"E")*12),(COUNTIF(P19:P28,"F")*8),(COUNTIF(P19:P28,"G")*12),(COUNTIF(P19:P28,"H")*8),(COUNTIF(P19:P28,"I")*12))

Excelchat Expert
23/05/2018 - 01:07

ok but you just want to be able to count the letters correct?

User
23/05/2018 - 01:07

I was more wanting to see if that was even a possible solution

Excelchat Expert
23/05/2018 - 01:08

Ok I'll show you a sample then

User
23/05/2018 - 01:08

more I want to count the letters as numbers

User
23/05/2018 - 01:08

Anna has 5 A

User
23/05/2018 - 01:08

so 60 hours

User
23/05/2018 - 01:09

Cindy has 52

User
23/05/2018 - 01:10

then I want to be able to add up the 2 weeks in the total

Excelchat Expert
23/05/2018 - 01:11

ok give me a moment to work on your request

User
23/05/2018 - 01:11

I think I might have made it work....

Excelchat Expert
23/05/2018 - 01:12

Oh I see

Excelchat Expert
23/05/2018 - 01:12

I was just starting with this formula: =sum(countif(C4:Q4,"A")*12,countif(C4:Q4,"B")*12)

Excelchat Expert
23/05/2018 - 01:12

Is there anything else that I can assist you with regarding this issue?

Excelchat Expert
23/05/2018 - 01:13

=sum(countif(C4:Q4,"A")*12,countif(C4:Q4,"B")*12,countif(C4:Q4,"C")*8)

Excelchat Expert
23/05/2018 - 01:13

and just add the other criteria

Excelchat Expert
23/05/2018 - 01:15

=sum(countif(C4:Q4,"A")*12,countif(C4:Q4,"B")*12,countif(C4:Q4,"C")*8,countif(C4:Q4,"D")*8,countif(C4:Q4,"E")*12,countif(C4:Q4,"F")*8,countif(C4:Q4,"G")*12,countif(C4:Q4,"H")*12,countif(C4:Q4,"I")*12)

Excelchat Expert
23/05/2018 - 01:16

That's the complete formula

Excelchat Expert
23/05/2018 - 01:16

Are you satisfied with the solution provided?

User
23/05/2018 - 01:17

yeah thats what I ended with as well... however is there a way to make it easier to import the formula for the other line or do you have to go in one by one and fix the range

Excelchat Expert
23/05/2018 - 01:17

=sum(countif(C4:Q4,"A")*12,countif(C4:Q4,"B")*12,countif(C4:Q4,"C")*8,countif(C4:Q4,"D")*8,countif(C4:Q4,"E")*12,countif(C4:Q4,"F")*8,countif(C4:Q4,"G")*12,countif(C4:Q4,"H")*8,countif(C4:Q4,"I")*12)

User
23/05/2018 - 01:17

other lines

Excelchat Expert
23/05/2018 - 01:17

sorry here's the corrected one

Excelchat Expert
23/05/2018 - 01:17

just drag the formula down

User
23/05/2018 - 01:18

thats what I have been trying to do but its not really doing it

User
23/05/2018 - 01:18

or maybe i'm going crazy with my home sheet

Excelchat Expert
23/05/2018 - 01:22

you can double click on the cell with the formula and just drag the ranges

User
23/05/2018 - 01:22

Thanks you are a saint

User
23/05/2018 - 01:22

I think it was just being wonky on my end

Excelchat Expert
23/05/2018 - 01:22

you're welcome :)

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23/05/2018 - 01:22

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User
23/05/2018 - 01:23

You to!

Excelchat Expert
23/05/2018 - 01:24

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