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    Using Wildcards with SUMIFS and an ARRAY

    I am trying to create a SUMIFS formula that checks multiple criteria with a wildcard. If the cell contains and of these cases, "" , "ₓ", " ₓ", at the beginning of the string, I want the value column AN added to the sum.

    When I enter this formula below, I get the "There's a problem with this formula" error message.

    =SUM(SUMIFS($AN$4:$AN$487,$AP$4:$AP$487,$BN$3,$AO$4:$AO$487,{"" & "*","ₓ" & "*"," ₓ" & "*"}))

    When I enter =SUM(SUMIFS($AN$4:$AN$487,$AP$4:$AP$487,$BN$3,$AO$4:$AO$487,{"","ₓ"," ₓ"})), I don't get the same error, but the formula doesn't work as intended and does not collect all the values I am looking for.

    Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you in advance!

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    Re: Using Wildcards with SUMIFS and an ARRAY

    Did you try adding the wildcard?

    =SUM(SUMIFS($AN$4:$AN$487,$AP$4:$AP$487,$BN$3,$AO$4:$AO$487,{"","ₓ"," ₓ"}&"*"))
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    Re: Using Wildcards with SUMIFS and an ARRAY

    That worked! Thank you! I am also trying to utilize this same formula with cell references in the place of the "" inputs, but it seems that cell references cannot be used with array formulas, and I cannot concatenate the "ₓ" onto the end of the cell reference. Are cell references just not possible to use in this case?

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    Re: Using Wildcards with SUMIFS and an ARRAY

    If those are separate characters to the 1/2, surely you can just use:

    =SUMIFS($AN$4:$AN$487,$AP$4:$AP$487,$BN$3,$AO$4:$AO$487,"*")

    since they all begin with 1/2.

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