I am trying to use the VLOOKUP function with a sumif function.

I have a drop down box that has a list of names, combined with a list of combinations.

e.g.:

Salesman1 Salesman2 Salesman3 Salesman4 Salesman5 Salesman6 RegionA RegionB

and a side table that has a list of salesmen and regoins:

e.g.:

RegionA Salesman1 RegionB Salesman2 RegionB Salesman3 RegionB Salesman4 RegionA Salesman5 RegionB Salesman6

(This list can be swapped if needed)

I would like to sum up the totals of Salesmen in the regions. I can sumif using the individual salesmen

```
=SUMIFS(Data,$C$C,DateTest,$D$D,Salesman Value)
```

but I’d like to see a sumif on region. The data comes from somewhere else, and is variable in length, so a helper column would be difficult to create

I was thinking of something along the lines of vlookup, but I can’t get it to work

```
=SUMIFS(Data,$C$C,DateTest,$D$D,ISNA(VLOOKUP(Salesman Value,Table!Regions,2,FALSE)))
```

clarification: The dropdown contains both salesmen and regions, and I wish to be able to sum both ways (formula split for clarity)

```
IF(UPPER(LEFT($B$3,3))="REG",
SUMIFS(Sheet1!$H:$H,Sheet1!$J:$J,RegionTest,Sheet1!$G:$G,TEXT($E18,"yyyy-mm")),
SUMIFS(Sheet1!$H:$H,Sheet1!$J:$J,$B$3,Sheet1!$G:$G,TEXT($E18,"yyyy-mm")))
```

You can use an array formula like this for “RegionA”:

`=SUM(SUMIFS(Data,$C:$C,DateTest,$D:$D,IF(Regions="RegionA",Salesmen)))`

confirmed with `CTRL`+`SHIFT`+`ENTER`

where Regions and Salesmen represent the two columns of your table

**Edit:**

With your stipulation to use either Salesman or Region try like this

`=SUM(SUMIFS(Sheet1!$H:$H,Sheet1!$J:$J,IF(LEFT($B$3,3)="Reg",IF(Regions=$B$3,Salesmen),$B$3),Sheet1!$G:$G,TEXT($E18,"yyyy-mm")))`

still using `CTRL`+`SHIFT`+`ENTER`

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