Excel sum using If

Posted on 2015-02-04
Last Modified: 2015-03-03

I have 2 colums

A       B
Y        £15.00
Y        £20.00
-         £ -
Y        £30.00

I want to Sum total of B only if A has Y in it

Please help


Question by:R8VI
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Rob Henson earned 500 total points
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Thats easy with SUMIF function:


This says look at range A1:A5 and where it finds "Y", include the relevant row from B1:B5.

if you find that you will need more than one criteria, there is also SUMIFS function which allows multiple criteria but would cover that separately if you so required.

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by:Rob Henson
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In your sample above, the result of SUM(B1:B5) will be the same as the SUMIF because the row without the Y has zero anyway.

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see attached file.
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I agree, although I often cannot see so good...

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