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SUMIF with different Criteria values?

asked 2020-04-09 00:30:24 +0100

sdritchey gravatar image

updated 2020-04-09 00:31:59 +0100

I'm attempting to use the SUMIF function to sum the total of numbers in column B based on the values in column A. The values in column A could be either numbers or letters. If a cell is not blank in column A I'm looking for the corrosponding number in column B to be summed.

Tried using wildcards as the Criteria in the SUMIF formula but to no avail. Also tried playing with ISBLANK=0, couldnt get that to work either.

Any thoughts?

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answered 2020-04-09 10:36:36 +0100

A direct answer without using array formula:

=SUMIF(A1:A10;"<>";B1:B10)

Rationale: the "search criterion" in the SUMIF is defined in OASIS ODF specification:

For <>, if the value is empty it matches non-empty cells.

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Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2020-04-09 11:58:43 +0100 )edit
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Not relevant, but I prefer to use always SUMIFS() because the SumRange it's at the beginning, and it's easy to add new conditions if it is the case.

m.a.riosv gravatar imagem.a.riosv ( 2020-04-09 15:54:21 +0100 )edit

Thank you Mike, this works and is exactly what I was looking for.

sdritchey gravatar imagesdritchey ( 2020-04-09 17:13:10 +0100 )edit
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answered 2020-04-09 01:13:05 +0100

@sdritchey,

Enter the formula, =SUM(IF(A2:A10="";"";B2:B10)) and use Ctrl+Shift+Enter, it's matrix formula.

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Thank you Schiavinatto, appreciate the response. My actual situation is a bit more complicated than my simplified example above, and I couldn't get this to easily work for me. Mikes answer worked perfectly for my particular sheet setup.

sdritchey gravatar imagesdritchey ( 2020-04-09 17:16:02 +0100 )edit
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