Excel: How to Use VLOOKUP to Sum Multiple Rows


You can use the following formulas to perform a VLOOKUP and sum multiple rows in Excel:

Method 1: VLOOKUP and SUM Values in First Matched Row

=SUM(VLOOKUP(A14, $A$2:$D$11, {2,3,4}, FALSE))

This particular formula sums the values in columns 2, 3, and 4 in the first row of the range A2:D11 where the value in column A is equal to the value in cell A14.

Method 2: VLOOKUP and SUM Values in All Matched Rows

=SUMPRODUCT((A2:A11=A14)*B2:D11)

This particular formula sums the values in columns B, C, and D for each row where the value in column A is equal to the value in cell A14.

The following examples show how to use each method in practice with the following dataset in Excel that shows the points scored by various basketball players in three different games:

Example 1: VLOOKUP and Sum Values in First Matched Row

We can type the following formula into cell B14 to sum the points values scored by Chad in all three games:

=SUM(VLOOKUP(A14, $A$2:$D$11, {2,3,4}, FALSE))

Once we press Enter, the results will be shown:

This formula uses a VLOOKUP to find “Chad” in the Player column and then returns the sum of the points values for each game in the first row that matches Chad.

We can see that the formula returns a value of 40, which is the sum of the points scored by Chad in the first row where “Chad” appears.

Example 2: VLOOKUP and Sum Values in All Matched Rows

We can type the following formula into cell B14 to sum the points values scored by Chad in all three games in each row where the Player column is equal to “Chad”:

=SUMPRODUCT((A2:A11=A14)*B2:D11)

Once we press Enter, the results will be shown:

VLOOKUP sum multiple rows in Excel

This formula uses a VLOOKUP to find “Chad” in the Player column and then returns the sum of the points values for each game in each row that matches Chad.

We can see that Chad scored a total of 102 points across the two rows he appeared in.

Additional Resources

The following tutorials explain how to perform other common tasks in Excel:

Excel: How to Perform a VLOOKUP with Two Lookup Values
Excel: How to Use VLOOKUP to Return Multiple Columns
Excel: How to Use VLOOKUP to Return All Matches

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