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Hello:

I have a spreadsheet with several columns in it.  The values that I want to add are in the columns.  I only want to add the columns where the heading for that column is "add".

Of course I can just choose those cells, but I am looking for a formula that will only add the values when the heading(or cell above them say "add")

I am attaching a small example.

Thank you! exampleofadd.xlsx
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by:barry houdini
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Try using SUMIF function, i.e. this formula

=SUMIF(B$2:J$2,"add",B3:J3)

regards, barry
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by:MeowserM
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awesome - can I use this with countif too?
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barry houdini earned 2000 total points
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To count what? You can count the number of "add"s in a range, e.g.

=COUNTIF(B$2:J$2,"add")

....but if you want to count how many numbers in your range are in the "add" columns but also meet another criterion, e.g. larger than 5 then you can use COUNTIFS (with an "S") like this

=COUNTIFS(B$2:J$2,"add",B3:J3,">5")

regards, barry


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by:MeowserM
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That's perfect - Thank you Barry!!
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