I would like to count the number of blank rows between two values in a column so that I can use that range in a SUM(). For example: A4 has a text value and A9 has a text value. The cells in between are blank. In column E I need to SUM(E5:E8). The values being added are time (minutes)
To further explain Col A has a number of cells with text, but the number of blank rows between the values varies. I would like to build a SUM() argument that automatically varies the range according to the number of blank rows. So what I am looking for is SUM(E&"The row below" : E&"The number of blank rows between the row I am on and the next cell in Col A that has a value"-1).
Hope this makes sense as I am not able to send the file. I am using Excel 2013, but the formula will also need to run on Excel 2010 on Windows 7 and 8 PCSs. Any help/ideas/suggestions wold be appreciated.