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# Sumif Function where "criteria" refers to the contents of a cell.

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In case of the Sumif function has a following structure SUMIF(range, criteria, [sum_range]). "Criteria" in this case is a condition or expression like "summer" or ">10" etc.

In my application I could have categories like
apple
pear
grape
orange
and I want to sum each of the categories, but I do not want to fill in each of the criteria in seperate sumif functions. I want to paste the Sumif function next to each category in this list and the "criteria" in the formula must refer to the category next to it, instead of being hard coded.

Is there a way to do it?

I hope some clever dude will understand my question.
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Question by:Fritz Paul
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Rgonzo1971 earned 500 total points
Hi,

You can make a reference to another cell see example

``````=SUMIF(A1:A2,E1,B1:B2)
``````

Regards
sumif.xlsx
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of course.

I somehow just could not get it right.

Thanks a lot.
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