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Possible to use an existing vlookup formula to also insert correct info and trigger a SUM formula
Cell C34 has a drop down menu, E34 has this formula =IF(C34<>"",VLOOKUP(C34,Table7_Percentage,2,FALSE) ,""), so when I choose Joe from the drop down, abc goes in E34, if I choose Sandra then def goes into E34.
This all works terrific [thanks to Jeffbrown for the vlookup]. The next step is to have the amount figured in H34, it is a percentage of Cell H16, so for now I use the drop down and then I have to manually put in =SUM(H16* correct %) based on who has been chosen Joe, Sandra etc. But, is there a way to do something with that vlookup so that it will figure the correct percentage to put into H34, like adding another column to the Table7_Percentage, which has each persons % and then be able to also pass that =SUM(H16* the correct %) in that H34 cell? Hope that made sense. Thanks for any help. Ruth 
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Add a column to your lookup table with the percentages ( say it is the 3rd column) then =IF(C34<>"",H16*VLOOKUP(C34,Table7_Percentage,3,FALSE),"")
PS the SUM function in your formula is not necessary 
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Thank you so much. Sorry it took so long, but I could not get it to work, and after a while to stop being frustrated did some other things in the workbook. But, finally I went back and so simple a thing, I'd made a change which changed the cell. It works great and now things are so much easier
Thanks Ruth 
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