• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 223
  • Last Modified:

Formula to Add critiera - SUMIFS?

hello,

I am trying to write a formula which adds a total number of hours for a particular person for each month -ie. a monthly total.

I have been playing with the use of a SUMIFS forumlas so I can use multiple criteria but I have not been able to write it with much luck!..

Is SUMIFS the best way to approach this requirements?

I hope the spreadsheet makes sense ;)
Hours-Total-Sheet---Example.xlsx
0
gisvpn
Asked:
gisvpn
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • +2
2 Solutions
 
LazyFolkCommented:
try this :

=SUMIF(B1:B143;"=Jim";C1:C143)

replace "=Jim" with "=Amy" for Amy's hours
0
 
Peter KwanCommented:
You may use SUMPRODUCT.

For example:

Total for Nov for Jim = SUMPRODUCT((A:A>=DATEVALUE("1/11/2012"))*(A:A<=DATEVALUE("30/11/2012"))*(B:B=F6),C:C )
0
 
helpfinderIT ConsultantCommented:
isnĀ“t it Pivot table suitable for you enough?
Just use pivot table filter to show months (I added one column to your table with month number)
Copy-of-Hours-Total-Sheet---Exam.xlsx
0
Hire Technology Freelancers with Gigs

Work with freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely, and get projects done right.

 
helpfinderIT ConsultantCommented:
or maybe this is how you wanted to have it with SUMIFS (one date is missing in your table so SUM of C rows is not the same as SUM of data after SUMIFS)
Copy-of-Hours-Total-Sheet---Exam.xlsx
0
 
gisvpnAuthor Commented:
thank you all for your posts.

pkwan
Do you know If I can use within SUMPRODUCT the DateValue function with the date being referenced in another cell, for example :

DATEVALUE(J5)

I cannot seem to get it to work this way if I were to reference the start and end dates from another cell, I was just trying to think of another way to speed up writting the cells ;)


helpfinder
thank you for your posts also.
0
 
Peter KwanCommented:
Hi, gisvpn,

Is there any example that you tried not working?
0
 
gisvpnAuthor Commented:
sure please see attached
Hours-Total-Sheet---Example---wi.xlsx
0
 
Peter KwanCommented:
You don't need datevalue in this case.  DATEVALUE function is for converting a text value to a date value. Since your G4, G5 are already date value, there is no need to use this function.

Just  the following should work.

= SUMPRODUCT((A:A>=G4)*(A:A<=G5)*(B:B=F6),C:C )
0
 
barry houdiniCommented:
.....SUMIFS would probably be preferable though - it'll certainly be more efficient if you are referencing whole columns. The SUMIFS version would look like this for G6 copied down

=SUMIFS(C:C,A:A,">="&G$4,A:A,"<="&G$5,B:B,$F6)

regards, barry
0
 
gisvpnAuthor Commented:
Hi barryhoudini,

You're right, it makes a HUGE difference! thank you for the revision ;) It runs in a fraction of the time now ;)
0

Featured Post

Keep up with what's happening at Experts Exchange!

Sign up to receive Decoded, a new monthly digest with product updates, feature release info, continuing education opportunities, and more.

  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • +2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now