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    How to make cell tabulate totals from's TOTALS column based on the CATEGORY column...

    Hi everybody. I have another one and you've all been exceptional so far.

    I have an invoice chart that has a "Category" column and a "Total (after taxes)" column. At the top of the page I have individual cells in which I need the sum total of each individual category.

    The categories are as follows...
    -Beer
    -Wine
    -Liquor
    -NA Bev
    -Restaurant Supplies

    What formula or formatting do I need to use to make a cell (call it C3) reflect the sum total of each "Total (after tax)" cell, dependent upon the information in the "Category" column.

    ***Note: I need one cell to contain the sum total for both "NA Bev" & "Restaurant supplies".***

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: How to make cell tabulate totals from's TOTALS column based on the CATEGORY column...

    It would help if you attached a sample Excel workbook, as we haven't necessarily seen your other threads.

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    Re: How to make cell tabulate totals from's TOTALS column based on the CATEGORY column...

    Thanks Pete,

    I wasn't referencing any particular prior threads. It was just a general acknowledgement of how exceptionally helpful this forum has been for me and my career.

    That said, some creative google searching got me the answer I was looking for.

    If anybody is interested, the function I needed was SUMIF, and the final equations looked like this...
    **Column F: "Category", Column I: "Totals (after tax)"**

    =SUMIF($F6:$F53,"Beer",$I6:$I53)
    =SUMIF($F6:$F53,"Wine",$I6:$I53)
    =SUMIF($F6:$F53,"Liquor",$I6:$I53)
    =SUMIF($F6:$F53,"NA Bev",$I6:$I53)+SUMIF($F6:$F53,"Restaurant Supplies",$I6:$I53)

    Cheers!
    Last edited by Natejss; 02-10-2019 at 04:12 PM. Reason: Further clarity needed.

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    Re: How to make cell tabulate totals from's TOTALS column based on the CATEGORY column...

    Well, I'm glad you got to the solution yourself. Thanks for the rep (though I didn't really do anything).

    If you had the categories "Beer", "Wine", "Liquor" etc. in a column somewhere, then you could just reference each cell instead of including them explicitly in each formula, and then the formula could be copied down without needing to change it. This wouldn't work for the last formula, though.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: How to make cell tabulate totals from's TOTALS column based on the CATEGORY column...

    The reason I did it this way, is because the I'm General Manager making sheets that will be used by my supervisors, all of whom are very limited in their Excel acumen. I've made one "Category" column in which each cell has a drop-down data-validation list of options for ease of use and congruity of records.

    Long story short, I'm making the process of spreadsheet-building more difficult and tedious for myself in an attempt to make the final sheets as user-friendly as possible for my team.
    Last edited by Natejss; 02-10-2019 at 04:46 PM.

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