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How to find values in excel and return matching numbers in same column

Posted on 2011-09-30
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I am working in Microsoft Excel, and in one row I have cells with "R" that represent reconciled columns and cells that have either "*" or is blank. I want excel to find all the cells with "*" and blanks and return the sum of the matching columns.  Can someone tell me the formula to do this? I have attached an image to show what I am talking about
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Use a SUMPRODUCT() formula, like this:

=SUMPRODUCT((B1:B6<>"R")*(C1:C6))

Please take a look at the attached file.

jppinto
Sumproduct-Example2.xlsx
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Rory Archibald earned 250 total points
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Assuming the 'R's in column A and the values in B:

=SUMIF(A:A,"<>R",B:B)

will sum up column B where the corresponding cell in A is not 'R'

HTH
Rory
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Thank you both very much.  I tried out both of the formulas and they worked perfectly.
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