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Hi all,

quick question.

I have a spreadsheet showing work quoted. I have a column for the cost and a column where the purchase order number is entered.

without going in VBA is it possible to have a cell which totals the cost column only where there is a purchase order number entered in another cell?

i.e.

Description  Cost             PO
Work 1          £10.00         C-102933
Work 2          £20.00        
Work 3          £10.00         C-102383
Work 4          £40.00         C-104452
Work 5          £50.00

Order Received £60.00
Outstanding      £70.00
Total                   £130.00
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Create a new column containing an "IF()" formula

i.e. insert value 0 if column PO = "" , insert value of column Cost otherwise

and sum up that column.
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by:Rgonzo1971
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I suggest you use SUMIF for this purpose:

=SUMIF(D2:D6,"<>",C2:C6)

see example

Regards
Sumif1.xlsx
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by:Rob Henson
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You can use SUMIF function.

=SUMIF(PO Column, "<>",Value Column)

Thanks
Rob H
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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If your numbers are in B2:B6 then use this formula

=SUMIF($C$2:$C$6,"<>",$B$2:$B$6)
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by:regmigrant
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or use 'Sumif" -

Order received: =SUMIF($D$2:$D$6,"> ",$C$2:$C$6)
Outstanding: =SUMIF($D$2:$D$6,"",$C$2:$C$6)

example attached
Book2.xlsx
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by:Rob Henson
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Does 4 people with effectively the same answer make it the right thing to do?

I wonder if BarryHoudini is going to chirp in with a SUMPRODUCT option or somebody else with a Pivot Table??

Happy Friday to one and all!

Thanks
Rob H
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by:regmigrant
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its the Christmas season - get back to work all of you

reg
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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We all have nothing else to do. 4 same answers within less than 4 minutes.
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by:barry houdini
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SUMIF, SUMPRODUCT, are you mad!?

You can use SUMIFS

=SUMIFS(B2:B6,C2:C6,"<>")

or an "array formula"

=SUM(IF(C2:C6<>"",B2:B6))

confirmed with CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER

regards, barry

[definitely not for points]
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