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Hi Excel Experts,

How come this formula works in one of my workbooks but not another?

 Combined-Inventory-09-30-10-New.xlsx Combined-Inventory--August-2011-.xlsx

 Works Here Not Working

I am trying to do a fairly simple formula:  =SUM(($C$4:$C$1272=$C$1275)*($Q$4:$Q$1272))

Whenever I put it in, i get #Value.

Why?
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barry houdini earned 500 total points
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That's an "array formula" - you need to enter it and then confirm with CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER

To do that press F2 key to select formula then hold down CTRL and SHIFT keys and press ENTER so that curly braces like { and } appear around the formula in the formula bar.

It's simpler, though, in this case to use a non-array SUMIF formula to get the same result, i.e.

=SUMIF($C$4:$C$1272,$C$1275,$Q$4:$Q$1272)

regards, barry
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Thanks so much Barry!  You saved me so much time!
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