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How to calculate a summary with specific condition?

Posted on 2012-03-27
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Dear all, I've a Excel table which looks like below

Type       Count
A        2
A        3
B        4
B        5
C        6
C        7
C        7

And I would like to followings output:

Type      Total
A      5
B      9
C      20

Is there any function to accomplish this?
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Question by:towo2002
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by:wshark83
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you can just do a pivot table in excel and it will give you the desired output:

in excel go to data
select pivot table and pivot chart wizard
click next
select the table range
click next
click layout
select the "Type" field in row and count in the data (this should now show Sum of count).
click ok
and then finish
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by:helpfinder
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yes, you can do Pivot table - check attached example
towo2002-sample.xlsx
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by:Runrigger
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Put A in Cell A10, B in A11 and C in A12, then put the below formula in cell B10 and copy down to row 11 and 12

=SUMIF($A$2:$A$8,A10,$B$2:$B$8)

It assumes that your data is in cells A2:B8 (headers in row 1)
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by:towo2002
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Dear all,

How about I just have 4 types?  Let say A, B, C, D.  Is there any easy way to accomplish it?  Provit table is good but wanna prevent to use it.
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then this SUMIF formula could be used for this. see attached sample (I left pivot as it was and added also columns (I, J, K, L) with formula)
towo2002-sample-V2.xlsx
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