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Sumif() function if the criteria is a text formula.

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I have a table as below and want to use the sumif function to sum the percentages if the category in the left column starts with "LOCAL".

I have tried among others
=SUMIF($A$8:$A$15,"""LEFT(A8,5)="&"""LOCAL"""&"""",$B$8:$B$15)
but I can't make it work.

Anyone can?

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Question by:Fritz Paul
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Rgonzo1971 earned 2000 total points
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Hi

Enter this Array formula with Ctrl-Shift Enter

=SUM((B8:B15)*(LEFT(A8:A15,5)="LOCAL"))

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by:Fritz Paul
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Thanks, I have clean forgotten about array formulas. I had to go read up on them.
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