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Old January 12th, 2010, 08:59 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
Trevor Little
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Is it possible to use the Sumif function to add numbers with a specific
designator in front of it?

Eg.
A row contains strings like: S8, S10, V5, S5

Is there a formula that can total the S's? (Total would be 23)
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Old January 12th, 2010, 09:07 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
Mike H
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Default Summing Cells with Text and Numbers

Trevor,

With your 'numbers in a1 - d1 try this

=SUMPRODUCT((LEFT(A11,1)="S")*(RIGHT(A11,LEN(A 11)-1)))

Mike

"Trevor Little" wrote:

Is it possible to use the Sumif function to add numbers with a specific
designator in front of it?

Eg.
A row contains strings like: S8, S10, V5, S5

Is there a formula that can total the S's? (Total would be 23)

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Old January 12th, 2010, 09:13 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
Bernard Liengme
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Default Summing Cells with Text and Numbers

=SUMPRODUCT((LEFT(A11)="S")*(MID(A11,2,20)))
best wishes
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Bernard Liengme
Microsoft Excel MVP
http://people.stfx.ca/bliengme

"Trevor Little" Trevor wrote in message
...
Is it possible to use the Sumif function to add numbers with a specific
designator in front of it?

Eg.
A row contains strings like: S8, S10, V5, S5

Is there a formula that can total the S's? (Total would be 23)


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Old January 13th, 2010, 05:28 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
Trevor Little[_2_]
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Default Summing Cells with Text and Numbers

Thanks a lot Mike, the formula worked perfectly. How does the "Len(x:x)"
Formula work? is it just the leftovers of the text?

(Just as one addition, I found that it wouldn't quite work for me until I
used the "Value(...)" formula in front of the number I wanted to use.)

Thanks again.

"Mike H" wrote:

Trevor,

With your 'numbers in a1 - d1 try this

=SUMPRODUCT((LEFT(A11,1)="S")*(RIGHT(A11,LEN(A 11)-1)))

Mike

"Trevor Little" wrote:

Is it possible to use the Sumif function to add numbers with a specific
designator in front of it?

Eg.
A row contains strings like: S8, S10, V5, S5

Is there a formula that can total the S's? (Total would be 23)

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Old January 13th, 2010, 05:30 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
Trevor Little[_2_]
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Thanks Bernard, This formula worked perfectly for me as well.

The same with the note I left on Mike's formula, I also had to use the
"value(..)" formula in order to have it it take the last part of the number
as a "number" value.

Thanks again.

"Bernard Liengme" wrote:

=SUMPRODUCT((LEFT(A11)="S")*(MID(A11,2,20)))
best wishes
--
Bernard Liengme
Microsoft Excel MVP
http://people.stfx.ca/bliengme

"Trevor Little" Trevor wrote in message
...
Is it possible to use the Sumif function to add numbers with a specific
designator in front of it?

Eg.
A row contains strings like: S8, S10, V5, S5

Is there a formula that can total the S's? (Total would be 23)


.

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Old January 13th, 2010, 06:20 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
Bernard Liengme
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Default Summing Cells with Text and Numbers

The part (LEFT(A11)="S") will return Boolean FALSE/TRUE
But when Excel does math (here multiplication) on Boolean it converts this
to 0/1
Similarly text that can be converted to numbers will get cohered to numbers
with in a math operation.
So VALUE is not needed
best wishes
Bernard

"Trevor Little" wrote in message
...
Thanks Bernard, This formula worked perfectly for me as well.

The same with the note I left on Mike's formula, I also had to use the
"value(..)" formula in order to have it it take the last part of the
number
as a "number" value.

Thanks again.

"Bernard Liengme" wrote:

=SUMPRODUCT((LEFT(A11)="S")*(MID(A11,2,20)))
best wishes
--
Bernard Liengme
Microsoft Excel MVP
http://people.stfx.ca/bliengme

"Trevor Little" Trevor wrote in
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Is it possible to use the Sumif function to add numbers with a specific
designator in front of it?

Eg.
A row contains strings like: S8, S10, V5, S5

Is there a formula that can total the S's? (Total would be 23)


.

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Old January 13th, 2010, 07:27 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
Trevor Little[_2_]
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Hi Mike,

I just came across one problem with the formula that I haven't been able to
figure out. It doesn't seem to work, if 1 of the cells in the array is
blank... is there a way of putting in a condition where it ignores the blank
cells?

Thanks again.

"Mike H" wrote:

Trevor,

With your 'numbers in a1 - d1 try this

=SUMPRODUCT((LEFT(A11,1)="S")*(RIGHT(A11,LEN(A 11)-1)))

Mike

"Trevor Little" wrote:

Is it possible to use the Sumif function to add numbers with a specific
designator in front of it?

Eg.
A row contains strings like: S8, S10, V5, S5

Is there a formula that can total the S's? (Total would be 23)

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Old January 13th, 2010, 07:28 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
Trevor Little[_2_]
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Default Summing Cells with Text and Numbers

Hi Bernard,

I just came across one problem with the formula that I haven't been able to
figure out. It doesn't seem to work, if 1 of the cells in the array is
blank... is there a way of putting in a condition where it ignores the blank
cells?

Thanks again.

"Bernard Liengme" wrote:

=SUMPRODUCT((LEFT(A11)="S")*(MID(A11,2,20)))
best wishes
--
Bernard Liengme
Microsoft Excel MVP
http://people.stfx.ca/bliengme

"Trevor Little" Trevor wrote in message
...
Is it possible to use the Sumif function to add numbers with a specific
designator in front of it?

Eg.
A row contains strings like: S8, S10, V5, S5

Is there a formula that can total the S's? (Total would be 23)


.

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Old January 14th, 2010, 02:15 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
Bernard Liengme
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Default Summing Cells with Text and Numbers

=SUMPRODUCT((LEFT(A11)="S")*VALUE((MID(A11,2,2 0))))
VALUE is needed if there are any empty cells
Bernard

"Trevor Little" wrote in message
...
Hi Bernard,

I just came across one problem with the formula that I haven't been able
to
figure out. It doesn't seem to work, if 1 of the cells in the array is
blank... is there a way of putting in a condition where it ignores the
blank
cells?

Thanks again.

"Bernard Liengme" wrote:

=SUMPRODUCT((LEFT(A11)="S")*(MID(A11,2,20)))
best wishes
--
Bernard Liengme
Microsoft Excel MVP
http://people.stfx.ca/bliengme

"Trevor Little" Trevor wrote in
message
...
Is it possible to use the Sumif function to add numbers with a specific
designator in front of it?

Eg.
A row contains strings like: S8, S10, V5, S5

Is there a formula that can total the S's? (Total would be 23)


.

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Old January 14th, 2010, 04:29 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
Trevor Little[_2_]
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Default Summing Cells with Text and Numbers

Good morning Bernard,

I triedusing the MID formula and it is still turning up a result of
"#VALUE!" when a cell is blank.

The formula I am using is:
=SUMPRODUCT((LEFT(C29:AG29,1)="S")*VALUE((MID(C29: AG29,2,20))))
The data that is in those cells are the same as below: (EG. V8, S10, T6, B4,
S4... etc and blanks)

Thanks again for your patience.
Trevor

"Bernard Liengme" wrote:

=SUMPRODUCT((LEFT(A11)="S")*VALUE((MID(A11,2,2 0))))
VALUE is needed if there are any empty cells
Bernard

"Trevor Little" wrote in message
...
Hi Bernard,

I just came across one problem with the formula that I haven't been able
to
figure out. It doesn't seem to work, if 1 of the cells in the array is
blank... is there a way of putting in a condition where it ignores the
blank
cells?

Thanks again.

"Bernard Liengme" wrote:

=SUMPRODUCT((LEFT(A11)="S")*(MID(A11,2,20)))
best wishes
--
Bernard Liengme
Microsoft Excel MVP
http://people.stfx.ca/bliengme

"Trevor Little" Trevor wrote in
message
...
Is it possible to use the Sumif function to add numbers with a specific
designator in front of it?

Eg.
A row contains strings like: S8, S10, V5, S5

Is there a formula that can total the S's? (Total would be 23)

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