# What formula should I use to convert drop down text responses to a corresponding number?

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We are working on an assessment survey that has text dropdown values. Each of the text responses will be scored with a different numerical value. I have created a corresponding column to capture the score for each of the questions but am having trouble with the formula. For example, the respondent will answer question 1 with one of the 5 options:

Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor.

Excellent will be worth 1 point, Very Good 2 points, Good, 3 points, Fair, 4 points, and Poor 5 points.

Can I write one formula to capture the corresponding number in my score column?

Sara

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You would string a series of COUNTIFS together to add them up.

=COUNTIFS([1st Question]@row:[Last Question]@row, @cell = "Excellent") + (COUNTIFS([1st Question]@row:[Last Question]@row, @cell ="Very Good") * 2) + (COUNTIFS([1st Question]@row:[Last Question]@row, @cell ="Good") * 3) + (COUNTIFS([1st Question]@row:[Last Question]@row, @cell ="Fair") * 4) + (COUNTIFS([1st Question]@row:[Last Question]@row, @cell ="Poor") * 5)

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You would string a series of COUNTIFS together to add them up.

=COUNTIFS([1st Question]@row:[Last Question]@row, @cell = "Excellent") + (COUNTIFS([1st Question]@row:[Last Question]@row, @cell ="Very Good") * 2) + (COUNTIFS([1st Question]@row:[Last Question]@row, @cell ="Good") * 3) + (COUNTIFS([1st Question]@row:[Last Question]@row, @cell ="Fair") * 4) + (COUNTIFS([1st Question]@row:[Last Question]@row, @cell ="Poor") * 5)

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@Paul Newcome - I was looking for this formula and it worked perfectly! Thank you very much

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