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Old 10-23-2021, 05:36 PM
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Hi. Column A of a table has:
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>aaa
>bbb
The values with the greater than symbol represent sub accounts. A problem came up when there is a SUMIF formula with column A as reference. It is reading the ">aaa" as greater than aaa.
How do I make the formula to read it as a plain character?
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Perhaps inserting a tlde would help?
"~>"&"aaa"
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Perhaps inserting a tlde would help?
"~>"&"aaa"
I tried that tilde but the formula is still adding the values of all accounts with > in column A.
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you could try the likes of:
=SUMIF($A$2:$A$5,"*aaa",$B$2:$B$5)
but the asterisk means any characters, any number of them, including none. So it will find aaa anywhere in the cell.

If this isn't suitable then let's get real world; put together and attach a workbook with just 2 columns of raw data:
  • a column with the full range of the kinds of instances where you want aaa to be counted, and some where you don't want them to be counted
  • a column with some numbers that need summing
then:
  • a column with your attempt(s) at a formula
  • a column indicating whether the row should be included in the summing or not
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Thank you p45cal. Actually I made another copy of the workbook and changed all the ">" to "*" just so I could move on working but I prefer the ">" than the asterisk.
Please see the attached sample.
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File Type: xlsx SUMIF_Greater than symbol.xlsx (13.5 KB, 2 views)
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I don't have the same functions as you ( in col D) but perhaps SUMPRODUCT helps ? ( see attached)
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In the first instance try:
=SUMIF(Object,"*" & D3,$B$3:$B$13)
it means it'll 'ignore' the > symbol, but then it'll just find cells ending in aaa

if that fails then try:
If you have Office 365 try:
=SUM((Object=D3)*(Amount))
otherwise:
=SUMPRODUCT((Object=D3)*(Amount))
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Thank you both. The SUMPRODUCT works but I chose the simplest code,
=SUM((Object=[@Object])*(Amount))
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