# Question Concerning Excel Sumifs

Hello,

I was wondering if there was a way without using an If statement at the front to check if 'Region-Template'!\$C\$3 = "Total", if it is don't do the final check or allow everything.  IF not equal to "Total", do the final check.

Thank you,

=-SUMIFS('Export -Region|Total'!\$L:\$L,'Export -Region|Total'!\$M:\$M,\$C9,'Export -Region|Total'!\$B:\$B,'Region-Template'!J\$5,'Export -Region|Total'!\$A:\$A,'Region-Template'!J\$6,'Export -Region|Total'!\$H:\$H,'Region-Template'!\$C\$3)
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Mechanical EngineerCommented:
I think you need an IF function to handle the two conditions:
=IF('Region-Template'!\$C\$3="Total",-SUMIFS('Export -Region|Total'!\$L:\$L,'Export -Region|Total'!\$M:\$M,\$C9,'Export -Region|Total'!\$B:\$B,'Region-Template'!J\$5,'Export -Region|Total'!\$A:\$A,'Region-Template'!J\$6),-SUMIFS('Export -Region|Total'!\$L:\$L,'Export -Region|Total'!\$M:\$M,\$C9,'Export -Region|Total'!\$B:\$B,'Region-Template'!J\$5,'Export -Region|Total'!\$A:\$A,'Region-Template'!J\$6,'Export -Region|Total'!\$H:\$H,'Region-Template'!\$C\$3))
Mechanical EngineerCommented:
Another approach would be to put the IF test inside the SUMIFS. You get a much shorter formula as a result, but the test will always be performed. The trick is choosing a criteria that will always be satisfied when 'Region-Template'!\$C\$3 equals Total:
=-SUMIFS('Export -Region|Total'!\$L:\$L,'Export -Region|Total'!\$M:\$M,\$C9,'Export -Region|Total'!\$B:\$B,'Region-Template'!J\$5,'Export -Region|Total'!\$A:\$A,'Region-Template'!J\$6,'Export -Region|Total'!\$H:\$H,IF('Region-Template'!\$C\$3="Total","<>1E+40",'Region-Template'!\$C\$3))

I picked 10^40 as a value that Export-Region|Total column H was never going to see. If Region-Template cell C3 equals Total, then the SUMIFS uses the extremely unlikely to fail test on Export-Region|Total column H not equaling 1E+40. Otherwise, it uses Region-Template cell C3 for that test.

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Author Commented:
Thank you very much.
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