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Sum of quantities associated with changing duplcate values in a remote Excel Spreadsheet

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I need a result list that contains the sum of quantities associated with changing duplcate values in a remote Excel Spreadsheet.
Source data changes frequently as data is pulled from a large database.  
Names in the list are a subset of a larger database.  
The source record count will change frequently.
namedata.xlsmnametotals.xlsm
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by:Wilder1626
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Hi AMixMaster

I would simply go with a Pivot Table.

It will also be easy to adjust everyday.
namedata-Pivot-table.xlsm
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by:AMixMaster
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The result must be in a seperate workbook.
I want to avoid a pivot table and use linking formulas.
The sheet is distributed to many users and a remote pivot table does not always work.
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Will you always like to 1 single path to a specific workbook or multiple path and then merge all together into a master workbook before you create your final summary?
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by:AMixMaster
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single path, master workbook is open when data is read and closed after breaking links and copy paste values.
master workbook is not editable as it is rewritten frequently by the database program.
i linked a large range that includes all the source data and placed it on a hidden sheet with the pivot table.  
it works for now but liinking the report output to the pivot table data does not guarantee that the cell references will be the same whenever the data changes.
I thought of using index, sumif or frequency but can't resolve the many to many relasionship without the pivot table.  
it;s complicated.....
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by:FarWest
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There is a way I think to use SQL compact edition to process you data and get results from source using ordinary SQL statement and save it to target. It will be easer to implement

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A collegue provided this and it solved the problem:
The solution uses "INDEX" in a different formula in each of the 3 columns.

{=IFERROR(VLOOKUP((INDEX('[Workbook.xlsx]worksheet'!$B$1:$P$50,SMALL(IF('[Workbook.xlsx]worksheet'!$I$1:$I$50="crteria one",ROW('[Workbook.xlsx]worksheet'!$H$1:$H$50)),ROW(1:1)),1))&" criteria two",'[Workbook.xlsx]worksheet'!$BR$5:$BU$500,4,FALSE),"")}
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by:Martin Liss
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