From: ewillig on 7 Apr 2010 13:06 Rows = projects and Columns = components needed for this project. I am looking to make 2 calculations on each project. The first is the overall time required for this project based upon the components required for this project and the second is the balance of time required to complete it. In row 2 I have a series of base values  one each for 40 columns (components) starting at column M In left most column (column L) I have a multiplier picklist (1,2, or 3) created using data validation In each row after row 2 and to the right of column L, I have another picklist of (X, R, P, C where X is chosen if this component is not needed for this project; R indicated a required component; P indicates a required component which is already in process of being completed; and C indicated a component which is required that has already been completed. At the far right, after our 40 columns representing the 40 possible project components, I have 2 more columns. The first, column BA, is where I am looking to total the amount time required for this project (in hours or minutes) based upon the components needed*the base variable for that component (row 2)*difficulty of that project (column L). In the second column, column BB, I am looking for a similiar calcualtion but this one totals the balance of the time needed to complete this project (not the total time but the time required to complete the balance of the components  not started or already completed). I know that I can create custom functions for each of the 40 columns and combine them in a formula but that is both time consuming and cumbersome. I am hoping there is a more elegant formula that can be used. Thank you for your time and consideration.

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