Summing $ from Multi-select dropdown that includes text

Paul Reeves
Paul Reeves ✭✭✭✭✭
edited 03/31/23 in Formulas and Functions

I am running into a problem that I have not been able to find in the community.

I have a multi-select dropdown column that includes text and $ values, e.g. A - $25.00, B - $30.00, etc... I would like to take the selection from the column and sum the $ values. I would then multiply that by the Qty, =( )* Qty@row.

I am able to calculate when one item is selected using =VALUE(SUBSTITUTE([Sample Products]@row, LEFT([Sample Products]@row,FIND("-", [Sample Products]@row)+1),"")) * Qty@row. However, when I have multiple selections it generates an INVALID VALUE error.

Any suggestions?

**** The highlighted columns are me thinking that if I can isolate the Sample Product selection I could then sum from those. However, I am not using them in this formula.****

paul e. reeves, CBAP

Austin, Texas

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Best Answer


  • Paul Reeves
    Paul Reeves ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited 03/31/23

    Finding a similar solution from @Paul Newcome I used the following... however I would love to have something a little more dynamic.

    =(IF(CONTAINS("A", [Sample Products]@row), A@row) + IF(CONTAINS("B", [Sample Products]@row), B@row) + IF(CONTAINS("C", [Sample Products]@row), C@row) + IF(CONTAINS("D", [Sample Products]@row), D@row) + IF(CONTAINS("E", [Sample Products]@row), E@row)) * Qty@row

    Any other suggestions?

    paul e. reeves, CBAP

    Austin, Texas

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

  • Genevieve P.
    Genevieve P. Employee
    Answer ✓

    Hi @Paul Reeves

    The formula from Paul is what I would suggest. Since you're using a multi-select cell, you'll ned to search in the cell for each individual selection to then multiply it by the correct column amount.

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