#### Using VLOOKUP to Sum values from multiple columns

```I am trying to use VLOOKUP to sum multiple values from different
columns.  I need this because the value is given by name of machine, and
in the column directly right of that the cost is given.  The table looks
like this.
2010               2011
A           B         C         D
M086-1   7000    M105    10000
M105      5000    F120     9200
F120      2500    M086-1  7600
F102      1500    F102      5500

It goes on like this for a list of over 100 machines, and there are
So i need to sum the values for each machine over these columns.
Say for instance i want to get the total for M105 over these two years,
i have been using:

=SUMPRODUCT(VLOOKUP("M105",\$A\$3:\$D\$6,{2,4},FALSE))

Then hitting ctrl+shift+enter

This gives me an incorrect value though...  One thing i have come across
that works is by using this;

=SUM(VLOOKUP("FG-F102",\$C\$5:\$D\$92,{2},FALSE),VLOOKUP("FG-F102",\$E\$5:\$F\$92,{2},FALSE),VLOOKUP("FG-F102",\$G\$5:\$H\$92,{2},FALSE),VLOOKUP("F102",\$A\$5:\$B\$92,{2},FALSE))

I just used a different VLOOKUP for each year, and summed those values.
This is a bit inconvenient though, as i have to change more values to
get a different machine.

ANOTHER problem that i have, is that the machines aren't all listed the
same for every year.

For instance, one year the name may be F120, but another it is FG-F120,
and some years it's not listed at all!

When it's not listed obviously i get a value error because VLOOKUP can
not find the thing i am looking for.

Any help with streamlining this would be greatly appreciated!

--
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```No VLOOKUP()s or arrray formulae are needed:

=SUMPRODUCT(--(A3:A6="M105")*(B3:B6))+SUMPRODUCT(--(C3:C6="M105")*(D3:D6))
```
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