Alternative to SUMIF

Posted on 2015-01-19
Last Modified: 2015-01-19

please see attached file.  i need two help to simplify this formula in Column E.
i need help with using any alternative formula or existing one, that eliminates the helper column of "D".

it does not matter if the formula becomes an array formula.
Question by:Flora
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Rory Archibald earned 500 total points
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Is the formula supposed to sum column DV rather than column B in the "Dairy Products" part? If not, and it's supposed to use B as well, try:

=IF(SUMPRODUCT(--($A$2:$A$1833&$C$2:$C$1833=A2&"Seafood"),$B$2:$B$1833)/SUMIF(A:A,A2,B:B)>=PercentageTT,"Seafood",IF(SUMPRODUCT(--($A$2:$A$1833&$C$2:$C$1833=A2&"Dairy Products"),$B$2:$B$1833)/SUMIF(A:A,A2,B:B)>=PercentageTT,"Dairy Products",IF(SUMPRODUCT(--($A$2:$A$1833&$C$2:$C$1833=A2&"Beverages"),$B$2:$B$1833)/SUMIF(A:A,A2,B:B)>=PercentageTT,"Beverages","Other")))
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by:James Elliott
ID: 40557394
Try this:

=IF(SUMIFS(B:B,A:A,A2,C:C,"Seafood")/SUMIF(A:A,A2,B:B)>=PercentageTT,"Seafood",IF(SUMIFS(B:B,A:A,A2,C:C,"Dairy Products")/SUMIF(A:A,A2,B:B)>=PercentageTT,"Dairy Products",IF(SUMIFS(B:B,A:A,A2,C:C,"Beverages")/SUMIF(A:A,A2,B:B)>=PercentageTT,"Beverages","Other")))

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*btw, I think this also fixes the erroneous reference to column DV in your original formula.

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ID: 40557395
thanks A million.

it was a typo on the formula DV is D.  so your solution worked.

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ID: 40557399
Thank you James. your formula worked too.

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