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# Excel Running Total Formula

Posted on 2011-02-27
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Hi:

I have a spreadsheet where Marketing dollars are determined from Sales figures. 20% of Sales should be allotted each month toward Marketing, but not to exceed \$150,000 for the year. I need the monthly Marketing figures in a row, determined by the running formula based on Sales.

I have attached an example Excel spreadsheet.

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See attached.

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zorvek (Kevin Jones) earned 2000 total points
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A correction.

Formula in B4:

=MIN(B3*0.2,150000)

Formula in C4:

=MIN(C3*0.2,MAX(150000-SUM(\$B4:B4),0))

Copy C4 to the right.

Kevin
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Kevin:

Wow. Great. And quick, too.

One question, however. What if January sales were, for example, \$1,000,000 and the Marketing dollars derived from that was \$200,000? That would exceed the \$150.000 cap....

Thanks.
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See my second post above.

Kevin
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Author Comment

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Thanks, Kevin. I posted my followup question before I saw you'd responded with a correction.

Works perfectly. Thanks again!
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