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How to use HLOOKUP to sum a range of values in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-05-28

In general, you may use lookup formula to lookup a value from a list or a range, but have you ever tried to sum a range of values by using HLOOKUP formula? For example, here is a range of data with name list and score list, and now you want to find the name Oliver, and calculate the sum of her all scores as below screenshot shown. Now, this article, will tell you how to use HLOOOKUP to quickly sum a range of values based on a specific value in Excel.
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Use HLOOKUP to sum values based on a specific value

arrow blue right bubble Use HLOOKUP to sum values based on a specific value

Here I introduce some formulas to help you quickly sum a range of values based on a value.

Select a blank cell you want to place the summing result, enter this formula =SUMPRODUCT(HLOOKUP(B15,A1:M12,{2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12},0)) and press Enter key, now you get the summing result.

Tip: In the formula, B15 is the value you want to sum based on, and A1:M12 is the data range, 2,3…12 is the rows you want to sum up, you can change them as you need.
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If you want to sum every nth rows based on one specific values, you can use this formula =SUMPRODUCT(HLOOKUP(P1,A1:M12,{2,4,6,8,10,12},0))
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There is another case, for example, you have a table recording the hours every date cost as below screenshot shown, and now you want to calculate the sum of hours from date 1 to 11, how can you quickly solve?
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1. Select the time data, and give them a range name. See screenshot:
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2. Then select a blank cell where you want to place the result, and enter this formula =SUM(INDEX(Time,A25):INDEX(Time,B25)), press Enter key to get to result.

Tip: A25 is the specified column number from which you will sum hours in the named range of Time, B25 is the specified column number to which you will sum hours in the named range of Time, and Time is the range name you gave for the time data range.
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=SUM(INDEX(Time,A25):INDEX(Time,B25))This equation does not have enough detail to sum values correctly.
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