I am facing a problem that seems trivial in Excel. What I need to do is simply this:


In short, I have a large file of prices linked to a few people and I need to know how much each person paid. I've tried things with VLOOKUP with not much success.

How can I accomplish this?

  • Welcome to Super User! Could you please edit your question to include the things you've tried with vlookup? It would help the others to answer your question. – Aulis Ronkainen Nov 21 '18 at 11:33

You need SUMIF() formula.

In your specific case =SUMIF(B$2:B$9;D4;A$2:A$9) will give you the sum for Name1 then paste it down for Name2 and Name3



SUMPRODUCT function can help you get the result:


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  • Nice one @Lee,, you get perfect 10 ☺ – Rajesh S Nov 22 '18 at 11:33

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