Solved

is there a better formula

Posted on 2015-01-23
7
131 Views
Last Modified: 2015-01-23
the below formula is in a spreadsheet I am working on. Is there a better and shorter way to say this

=IF(MonthlyQuarterly!$S$1=MonthlyQuarterly!AF$3
SUM(MonthlyQuarterly!AF$4:AF$32)
IF(MonthlyQuarterly!$S$1=MonthlyQuarterly!AG$3
SUM(MonthlyQuarterly!AG$4:AG$32)
IF(MonthlyQuarterly!$S$1=MonthlyQuarterly!AH$3
SUM(MonthlyQuarterly!AH$4:AH$32)
IF(MonthlyQuarterly!$S$1=MonthlyQuarterly!AI$3
SUM(MonthlyQuarterly!AI$4:AI$32)
IF(MonthlyQuarterly!$S$1=MonthlyQuarterly!AJ$3
SUM(MonthlyQuarterly!AJ$4:AJ$32)
IF(MonthlyQuarterly!$S$1=MonthlyQuarterly!AK$3
SUM(MonthlyQuarterly!AK$4:AK$32)
IF(MonthlyQuarterly!$S$1=MonthlyQuarterly!AL$3
SUM(MonthlyQuarterly!AL$4:AL$32)
IF(MonthlyQuarterly!$S$1=MonthlyQuarterly!AM$3
SUM(MonthlyQuarterly!AM$4:AM$32)
IF(MonthlyQuarterly!$S$1=MonthlyQuarterly!AN$3
SUM(MonthlyQuarterly!AN$4:AN$32)
IF(MonthlyQuarterly!$S$1=MonthlyQuarterly!AO$3
SUM(MonthlyQuarterly!AO$4:AO$32)
IF(MonthlyQuarterly!$S$1=MonthlyQuarterly!AP$3
SUM(MonthlyQuarterly!AP$4:AP$32)
IF(MonthlyQuarterly!$S$1=MonthlyQuarterly!AQ$3
SUM(MonthlyQuarterly!AQ$4:AQ$32)
0))))))))))))
0
Comment
Question by:Jagwarman
[X]
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
  • 4
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 33

Expert Comment

by:Rob Henson
ID: 40566203
I suspect you can use the OFFSET function with that, give me a few minutes and I will formulate.
0
 
LVL 24

Accepted Solution

by:
Phillip Burton earned 250 total points
ID: 40566209
If you have in AF2

=SUM(AF4:AF32)

and copy that across to AQ2, then you can have

=SUMIF(MonthlyQuarterly!AF3:AQ3,MonthlyQuarterly!$S$1,MonthlyQuarterly!AF2:AQ2)
0
 
LVL 33

Expert Comment

by:Rob Henson
ID: 40566213
=SUM(OFFSET(MonthlyQuarterly!$AE$4,0,MATCH(MonthlyQuarterly!$S$1,MonthlyQuarterly!$AF$3:$AQ$3,0),29,1))

This works for the existing range, if the data extends beyond row 32 then you will have to adjust the 29 accordingly. Alternatively if there is no data below the range being summed until it expands downwards, adjust the 29 to a number that is more than adequate to cover future expansion.

Thanks
Rob H
0
Technology Partners: 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 33

Expert Comment

by:Rob Henson
ID: 40566250
I have made a couple of assumptions in the answer. Values in S1 and range AF3:AQ3 are dates and they are true numerical dates rather than text. Assumption based on the sheet being called "MonthlyQuarterly" and there being 12 columns to which the formula is referring.

If that is in fact an incorrect assumption and the header and comparison values are text, you can use the following DSUM formula:

=DSUM(MonthlyQuarterly!$AF$3:$AQ$32,MonthlyQuarterly!$S$1,MonthlyQuarterly!$S$1:$S$2)

The only addition to the known cell references which you have given would be the entry of "<>0" in cell S2, or just making sure it is blank would work.

In addition, if this formula is going on the "MonthlyQuarterly" sheet, you don't need the sheet references in the formula.

If you need explanation of either the DSUM or OFFSET functions, please let me know.

Thanks
Rob H
0
 

Author Comment

by:Jagwarman
ID: 40566394
Rob

the formula =DSUM(MonthlyQuarterly!$AF$3:$AQ$32,MonthlyQuarterly!$S$1,MonthlyQuarterly!$S$1:$S$2)

Returns #VALUE

the formula =SUM(OFFSET(MonthlyQuarterly!$AE$4,0,MATCH(MonthlyQuarterly!$S$1,MonthlyQuarterly!$AF$3:$AQ$3,0),29,1))

Returns #N/A
0
 
LVL 33

Assisted Solution

by:Rob Henson
Rob Henson earned 250 total points
ID: 40566422
DSUM will only work if the date values are text, it won't work with true dates.

The only way that I can think that the SUM(OFFSET()) would generate an #N/A error is if the value in S1 cannot be matched in the row of values AF3:AQ3. I assumed that the dates would be an exact match. To check copy this part of the formula into a separate cell and see what result it gives:

=MATCH(MonthlyQuarterly!$S$1,MonthlyQuarterly!$AF$3:$AQ$3,0)

See attached with both examples.

Thanks
Rob H
DSUM-and-SUM-OFFSET.xlsx
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Jagwarman
ID: 40566542
Thanks for the assistance
0

Featured Post

Creating Instructional Tutorials  

For Any Use & On Any Platform

Contextual Guidance at the moment of need helps your employees/users adopt software o& achieve even the most complex tasks instantly. Boost knowledge retention, software adoption & employee engagement with easy solution.

Question has a verified solution.

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

A little background as to how I came to I design this code: Around 5 years ago I designed an add-in that formatted Excel files to a corporate standard, applying different cell colours and font type depending on whether the cells contained inputs,…
This article descibes how to create a connection between Excel and SAP and how to move data from Excel to SAP or the other way around.
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates how to create Excel charts: column, area, line, bar, and scatter charts. Formatting tips are provided as well.
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates in Microsoft Excel how to consolidate your marketing data by creating an interactive charts using form controls. This creates cool drop-downs for viewers of your chart to choose from.

728 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