I need to update the following formula

I need to update the SUMIFS formula to a Sumproduct becuase users do not want to have to open the workbook for the data to update.

=SUMIFS('C:\SOFT\[MPA.xls]Activity'!$N$1:$N$25000,'C:\SOFT\[MPA.xls]Activity'!$D$1:$D$25000,TEXT($A2,"0"),'C:\SOFT\[MPA.xls]Activity'!$L$1:$L$25000,"10001")
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leonstrykerCommented:
I do not think that would solve your issue. Formulas will not update unless the source workbook is open as well.
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wrt1meaAuthor Commented:
Sumproducts will, I use them all the time. SUMIFS require the workbook to be open.
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Rgonzo1971Commented:
Hi,


pls try

=SUMPRODUCT('C:\SOFT\[MPA.xls]Activity'!$N$1:$N$25000,('C:\SOFT\[MPA.xls]Activity'!$D$1:$D$25000=TEXT($A2,"0")),('C:\SOFT\[MPA.xls]Activity'!$L$1:$L$25000="10001"))

Regards
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wrt1meaAuthor Commented:
RGONZO...

I tried your formula and it is returning zero for all my codes when I can gaurantee you there are is financial data there.

I have tried some other variations of the sumproduct formula and aren't getting any values to return.

The data sheet that I am searching is an export out of an Oracle database in .xls format. I am wondering if we need to convert the other areas in the sumproduct formula you provided into text, or try removing the one that is there now???
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Danny ChildIT ManagerCommented:
Give this a spin...

=SUMPRODUCT(--('C:\Soft\[MPA.xls]Activity'!$D:$D=$A$2),--('C:\Soft\[MPA.xls]Activity'!$L:$L=10001),--('C:\Soft\[MPA.xls]Activity'!$N:$N))
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Danny ChildIT ManagerCommented:
but my version doesn't include your TEXT function, which seems to break it a bit.

Is this essential?  any chance of some example sheets?
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Danny ChildIT ManagerCommented:
but to go back to one of the initial points, the sumproduct WON'T update until you use Data tab.. Edit Links.. Update Values button.

is this acceptable to your users?
- will check on this later, but gotta go for now...
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wrt1meaAuthor Commented:
DanCH99

When I try your formula it returns a #VALUE! error...

I am not sure if the TEXT Function is essential, but it referencing the same sheet of data on other reports, it is in my other formulas and they work great....not sure why I am having my butt kicked on this....

Using the update values button is acceptable...

Thank you for your help.

I am going to work on providing an example....
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Danny ChildIT ManagerCommented:
it's still working for me.  I think perhaps SUMPRODUCT may not like a mixed data set (text, numbers, dates, etc...), but hard to say without some examples.
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Danny ChildIT ManagerCommented:
sumproduct
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wrt1meaAuthor Commented:
Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!
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