# Finding numeric value of month - Excel 2007

If I have the three month alpha liiteral for month in a column (A1),  and I would like to use it in a sumif how would I code the compare.  In the folllowing example I would like to substitute the '1'.

=SUMIFS(New,Case_Type,500005,LOB,7,wk_mnth,1)
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Sr. Project ManagerCommented:
what are you trying to do... can u pls explain more?
Commented:
Do you mean you have "Feb" or "Mar" in A1? If so then you can convert that to 2 or 3 with

=MONTH(1&A1) so you can use that in the SUMIFS formula

=SUMIFS(New,Case_Type,500005,LOB,7,wk_mnth,MONTH(1&A1))

regards, barry

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