Excel running tally

Posted on 2014-11-18
Last Modified: 2014-11-18

I have an Excel sheet that goes something like this:

Column A = Player Name (ex. Mickey Mantle)
Column B = Salary (ex. 10,000.00)
Column C = Team (Yankees)

As I input the player's name, salary, and team, I need a single cell that keeps track of the total salary for a team. So in English, it would be something like, "Keep a running tally of the total salary for the Yankees and keep track of that running tally in Cell M1 (for example).

Thanks in advance.
Question by:Go-Bruins
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
LVL 26

Accepted Solution

Shaun Kline earned 250 total points
ID: 40450553
You can use the SUMIF function:
=SUMIF(<Range containing value to compare>, <value to compare against>, <Range to sum>)
So for your example, this formula could be entered in M1:
=SUMIF(C2:C500, "Yankees", B2:B500)
LVL 37

Assisted Solution

by:Neil Russell
Neil Russell earned 250 total points
ID: 40450554
You use a SUMIF() function

Microsoft site has a great example page showing exactly that type of scenario here

Author Comment

ID: 40450603
Perfect. One more request, if I may...

Let's say I'm trying to achieve parity. So if any team's total salary is less than 90% of the team with the highest salary, I'd like the cell to be colored red.

Would that be possible w/o writing code, etc.?

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

LVL 37

Assisted Solution

by:Neil Russell
Neil Russell earned 250 total points
ID: 40450615
Yes, have a cell that calculates the MAX() of the range of cells with your SUMIFS in and then use conditional formatting on your sumif cells using that answer cell.
LVL 26

Assisted Solution

by:Shaun Kline
Shaun Kline earned 250 total points
ID: 40450622
That is a job for conditional formatting. You can use the "Use a formula to determine cells to format". The formula would look something like: =A1<MAX(A1:A22)*0.9.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 40450646
Excellent. Thank you!

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction While answering a recent question (http:/Q_27311462.html), I created an alternative function to the Excel Concatenate() function that you might find useful.  I tested several solutions and share the results in this article as well as t…
You need to know the location of the Office templates folder, so that when you create new templates, they are saved to that location, and thus are available for selection when creating new documents.  The steps to find the Templates folder path are …
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how to create pivot charts out of a data set. I also added a drop-down menu which allows to choose from different categories in the data set and the chart will automatically update.
Excel styles will make formatting consistent and let you apply and change formatting faster. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Excel's built-in styles, how to modify styles, and how to create your own. You'll also learn how to use your custo…

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question