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Hi All Excel experts!

I would need to create a formula that is counting the total number of completed and cancelled tasks from different worksheets

I have attached an example (I have marked the amounts in red which I would need to have automatically calculated)

I.e  If the status is 'Completed' and the task name is 'Test1' --> calculate the total amount of these (from all workbooks)

thanks in advance!

example.xls
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by:barry houdini
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How many worksheets will there be? You could use a formula which adds the total for each worksheet....but that might not be practical if you have a large number of worksheets....i.e. for C9 in your example
=SUMPRODUCT(('1 week'!A17:A24=B9)*('1 week'!B17:B24="Completed"))+SUMPRODUCT(('2 week'!A17:A24=B9)*('2 week'!B17:B24="Completed"))
which version of Excel are you using?
regards, barry
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by:TRAININGBSC
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I was actually planning to have several weeks so it means I would have at least 20 worksheets.
I tried the tip you gave and it worked! :) Do you see issues coming if I used it with several worksheets (the formula would become pretty long, not sure if there's a max length it can have?)
I'm using 2003
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barry houdini earned 1000 total points
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An alternative would be to use a SUMPRODUCT formula on each sheet to give the total completed for Test1 etc. (in the same cell on each worksheet) then use a formula on the summary sheet to add the same cell from multiple sheets, e.g. if you have worksheets 1 week to 20 week then you can sum D4 on each of those sheets with this formula
=SUM('1 week:20 week'!D4)
regards, barry
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thanks for the tips Barry!
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