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    Creating sort proof formulas

    I'm sure there is a solution to the following problem however I can't seem to find it. Hopefully someone will be kind enough to guide me in the proper direction.


    Basicly I have a sheet which is setup something like below and I want to sum the volumes from company 1 and company 2 aswell as total volumes of each product which is fine until I have a need to resort the sheet after I resort the sheet the totals are adjusted to reflect the new value of the cell range I have in my formula. How do I create a formula that will maintain the correct result regardless of how I sort the data?



    DATE Company Product Volume
    oct 11 company1 product1 6
    oct 12 company2 product1 4
    nov 21 company1 product1 5

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    Re: Creating sort proof formulas

    Try using the SUMIFS function instead of just a SUM. SUMIFS allows you to sum based on a criteria, for example, you can create a formula to sum volume only where company=company1. The way the data is sorted will not affect this formula. The function arguments popup makes it pretty self-explainatory, but post again if you need further help and I can walk you through it.

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    Re: Creating sort proof formulas

    I tried using the following formula with no luck.

    in column F i have the amount of product and in column D I have the product names.
    so I am trying to sum everything in column F if column D is "product1"

    =SUMIFS(F1:F87,D1:D87,"product1")

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    Re: Creating sort proof formulas

    Might be a compatability issue, try the SUMIF function, in your case it would be =SUMIF(D1:D87,"product1",F1:F87).

    Let me know if that one works.

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    Re: Creating sort proof formulas

    Thanks now how would I go about checking to see if 2 columns are correct before adding a third?

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