I have 2 columns one has the Category and the other has the Time spent
Example:

A1=15 B1=Email
A2=22 B2=Internet
A3=43 B3=Hardware
A4=23 B4=Internet

You can see how cells B2 & B4 have the same category. What I would like
to do is add them both together to get the total for internet (or any
other category) so the result would be Internet = 45. I was thinking
about using an IF statement something like:

IF A1=internet add the value of B1 to the total.

It would need to know that if it was in cell A7 to add B7 to the list.
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2. ## RE: Adding category totals

You can do that with the SUMIF function. Assuming that Column B holds the
categories, and Column A holds the values, then the formula would look like
this if you wanted the sum of all values in the Internet category:

=SUMIF(B1:B7,"Internet",A1:A7)

You would, of course, include all of the cells in your range, not just the
first seven rows.

Steph

"Cryptographic_ICE@yahoo.com" wrote:

>
> I have 2 columns one has the Category and the other has the Time spent
> Example:
>
> A1=15 B1=Email
> A2=22 B2=Internet
> A3=43 B3=Hardware
> A4=23 B4=Internet
>
> You can see how cells B2 & B4 have the same category. What I would like
> to do is add them both together to get the total for internet (or any
> other category) so the result would be Internet = 45. I was thinking
> about using an IF statement something like:
>
> IF A1=internet add the value of B1 to the total.
>
> It would need to know that if it was in cell A7 to add B7 to the list.
> Any Ideas??
>
>  Register To Reply

3. ## Re: Adding category totals

Just the thing for SUMIF
=SUMIF(B1:B4,"Internet",A1:A4)

Or put the text "Internet" (sans quotes, of course) in D1, and the other
categories in D2.....
In E1 enter =SUMIF(\$B\$1:\$B\$4,D1,\$A\$1:\$A\$4)
Copy down the column

If you have many categories, look in Help to learn about Pivot Tables and
then come back with more questions
best wishes

--
Bernard V Liengme
www.stfx.ca/people/bliengme
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<Cryptographic_ICE@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>
> I have 2 columns one has the Category and the other has the Time spent
> Example:
>
> A1=15 B1=Email
> A2=22 B2=Internet
> A3=43 B3=Hardware
> A4=23 B4=Internet
>
> You can see how cells B2 & B4 have the same category. What I would like
> to do is add them both together to get the total for internet (or any
> other category) so the result would be Internet = 45. I was thinking
> about using an IF statement something like:
>
> IF A1=internet add the value of B1 to the total.
>
> It would need to know that if it was in cell A7 to add B7 to the list.
> Any Ideas??
>  Register To Reply

4. ## RE: Adding category totals

This might be a good time to learn a bit about Pivot Tables (if you haven't

You'll need column titles:
Examples:
A1: TimeSpent
B1: Category

<Data><Pivot Table>
Use: Excel
Click the [Layout] button

ROW: Drag the Category field here
DATA: Drag the TimeSpent field here
If it doesn't list as Sum of TimeSpent...dbl-click it and set it to Sum
Click [OK]
Select where you want the Pivot Table...and you're done!

That will list each Category and the Sum of TimeSpent.

To refresh the Pivot Table, just right click it and select Refresh Data

Is that something you can work with?
***********
Regards,
Ron

XL2002, WinXP

"Cryptographic_ICE@yahoo.com" wrote:

>
> I have 2 columns one has the Category and the other has the Time spent
> Example:
>
> A1=15 B1=Email
> A2=22 B2=Internet
> A3=43 B3=Hardware
> A4=23 B4=Internet
>
> You can see how cells B2 & B4 have the same category. What I would like
> to do is add them both together to get the total for internet (or any
> other category) so the result would be Internet = 45. I was thinking
> about using an IF statement something like:
>
> IF A1=internet add the value of B1 to the total.
>
> It would need to know that if it was in cell A7 to add B7 to the list.
> Any Ideas??
>
>  Register To Reply