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Try using the formula "sumif". It allows you to sum by category/name. Good luck! D.

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If you can move your name column (C) to the first column, you could leverage the VLOOKUP formula pretty easily.
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2) (optional) Insert a new row at the top of the sheet (to hold the formula & seach value)
3) Use A1 as your search field.
4) In A2, enter the following formula:

Describing above parameters, in the formula:
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3 -> is the column number (A=1,B=2,C=3, etc) within the table/grid to return.

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