# Unit Cost Conversion

Microsoft Microsoft excel 2007 full vers...
February 14, 2010 at 16:43:53
Specs: Windows Vista
 I am trying to write a formula that will find the cost of ingredients by a common unit value from a list of units that have different values.For example:Kilo = 1000 unitsDoz = 12 unitsSo, if cell 1 equals "kilo" then the cost price (cell 2) is divided by 1000, but if cell 1 equals "doz" then it is divided by 12.I have these values ( kilo = 1000, doz = 12) referenced on a different sheet and cell 1 is a pick list.I have tried vlookup and match etc but can't seem to get the formula right.

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#1
February 14, 2010 at 17:13:13
 Hi,The Help for VLOOKUP() says:VLOOKUP(lookup_value,table_array,col_index_num,range_lookup)Lookup_value is the value to be found in the first column of the array.Your lookup value is the value in 'cell 1'and you already have a table_array which links the possible text 'values' such as doz to numeric values.So the result of VLOOKUP() is the number to divide by.Hope this points you in the right direction.RegardsPS check the order of the items in your table_array, and look at VLOOKUP() Help for the range_lookup parameter.

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#2
February 14, 2010 at 17:45:17
 Thanks, it works now.

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