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Sum values in one column based on criteria in another [closed]

asked 2017-05-28 15:28:27 +0100

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I have a spreadsheet with column A (A8:A30) containing names and column D (D8:D30) containing points. Column E (E8:E30) is annotated with a sequence number when each name is contacted. Not all names will be contacted in a given session. I want the formula to determine if a contact number was placed in column E, then sum the points for each name contacted in cell D32. I also need the total number of contacts (not the sum of the sequence numbers) from column E(E8:E30) counted into cell D33. The end result will give the total number of contacts and the points earned for that session.

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use VBS to achieve this.

plgeek gravatar imageplgeek ( 2017-05-29 12:58:43 +0100 )edit

Please forgive my ignorance, VBS? Vacation Bible School? I don't find any VBS in the Formula Wizard or other calc function. Is this an add-on to LibreOffice or some other Linux program?

barnmichael gravatar imagebarnmichael ( 2017-05-29 13:18:15 +0100 )edit

VBS = VBScript = Visual Basic Script

Sanjay Prasad gravatar imageSanjay Prasad ( 2018-02-16 19:10:13 +0100 )edit

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answered 2017-05-31 17:09:41 +0100

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Finally found it. Thanks to another forum, I was pointed to https://help.libreoffice.org/Calc/SUM... which described the SUMIFS function. The formula I was looking for turned out to be: =SUMIFS(D8:D30,E8:E30,">0")

Hope this helps somebody out with a similar issue.

Michael

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