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I have this excel table and I want to SUM some values from a column depending on what value they have on the column to the left.

The values from the right that have "Overall Results" on the left, are the ones that I need to SUM.

I have tried some conditionals but none of them work, any ideas?

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  • Your title states "formula not working". What formula have you tried? – CharlieRB Nov 8 '13 at 18:19
  • It was a very similar formula to the one douglaspls posted, but I wasn't entering the sum_range correctly – elunicotomas Nov 8 '13 at 18:36
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Try this:

=SUMIF(Cells on the left;"Overall results";Cells on the right)

Check this example:enter image description here

=SUMIF(A1:A5;"Overall results";B1:B5)

Note: As mentioned by @CharlieRB you should used comma , instead of semicolon ; depending on you region.

  • Your formula will not work with ;. It needs to have , (commas). – CharlieRB Nov 8 '13 at 18:27
  • @CharlieRB I think it depends on the (geographical) region in which excel is being used. In some regions i believe, ";" is the default delimiter in a formula as opposed to ",". – Jaycal Nov 8 '13 at 18:29
  • @Jaycal is correct. It depends on your region. Do you think I should still change it to commas? – douglaslps Nov 8 '13 at 18:31
  • At least make a note of it in your answer in case someone is not in the same region as you (like me). Good answer, by the way! – CharlieRB Nov 8 '13 at 18:35
  • I was having this problem! I'm in Argentina, I have Office in English, and the computer language in Spanish, in all that mess I have to use "," – elunicotomas Nov 8 '13 at 18:37

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