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Help to autosum costs allocated to certain categories

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    Help to autosum costs allocated to certain categories

    Please help. And also please be patient with me as I am having to write this thread from my phone.
    So I am working on a cost build up sheet to calculate cashflow and overall costs for a project. Column A consists of a number of work tasks. Eg erect scaffold, mechanically remove rust, jet wash, add primer, add finish paint. Column B is used to assign the costs of the work in Column A with one of 10 categories described elsewhere. But for example. 1 is scaffold. 2 is prep. 3 is paint. Columns C to G are used to capture costs associated with Column A from weeks 1 to 5 of the project. At the bottom row in columns C to G I can autosum the cashflow for each week. Straightforward (even for me) so far.
    What I would like to add on a separate sheet is a formula that totals all of the costs in columns c to g with each of the 10 work categories as specified in Column B. So, for example, I can see at a glance all project costs for work category 2 which is prep. Any help with this would be much appreciated.
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    Re: Help with Formula

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    Thanks. I'll try.

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    Re: Help to autosum costs allocated to certain categories

    Thank You for changing the title.
    It sounds as if you have a cross tabulated table, which is harder to work with than a proper data set. I might be better to reformat to a row over row arrangement of the data before attempting to do calculations on the data.
    That said it may be possible to use the SUMPRODUCT function to get the totals.
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