#### extracting totals from within a spreadsheet

```I need to know how to take different information from within a spreadsheet
--where two conditions/catogories must apply so that a third column where i
have inputed hours, will total for those conditions only... can anyone help?
```
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Jovetta (4)
1/5/2006 6:07:02 PM
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Bernard V Liengme
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"Jovetta" <Jovetta@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:91442C6D-03DF-4FC1-A069-AAB43FA57485@microsoft.com...
>I need to know how to take different information from within a spreadsheet
> --where two conditions/catogories must apply so that a third column where
> i
> have inputed hours, will total for those conditions only... can anyone
> help?

```
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bliengme5824 (3040)
1/5/2006 6:39:43 PM
```=SUMPRODUCT(--(A2:A50="x"),--(B2:B50="y"),C2:C50)

will sum C2;C50 where A2:A50 is "x" AND B2:B50 is "y"

if you have excel hours you might want to use a custom format of [hh]:mm or
else it will start anew after 24:00

--

Regards,

Peo Sjoblom

"Jovetta" <Jovetta@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:91442C6D-03DF-4FC1-A069-AAB43FA57485@microsoft.com...
> I need to know how to take different information from within a spreadsheet
> --where two conditions/catogories must apply so that a third column where
i
> have inputed hours, will total for those conditions only... can anyone
help?

```
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terre081 (3244)
1/5/2006 6:57:24 PM
```I am still confused.

i will try to explain it this way.
If column C is true
and column E is true
and column D is true
then i want the total of column C and and a total for column D

Does that help?

"Peo Sjoblom" wrote:

> =SUMPRODUCT(--(A2:A50="x"),--(B2:B50="y"),C2:C50)
>
> will sum C2;C50 where A2:A50 is "x" AND B2:B50 is "y"
>
>
> if you have excel hours you might want to use a custom format of [hh]:mm or
> else it will start anew after 24:00
>
>
> --
>
> Regards,
>
> Peo Sjoblom
>
> "Jovetta" <Jovetta@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:91442C6D-03DF-4FC1-A069-AAB43FA57485@microsoft.com...
> > I need to know how to take different information from within a spreadsheet
> > --where two conditions/catogories must apply so that a third column where
> i
> > have inputed hours, will total for those conditions only... can anyone
> help?
>
>
>
```
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Jovetta (4)
1/5/2006 8:08:04 PM
```Jovetta,

See inline.

Jovetta wrote:
> I am still confused.
>
> i will try to explain it this way.
> If column C is true
> and column E is true
> and column D is true,

If I understand you correctly (& I'm not at all sure that I do), you're
trying to apply some kind of conditional formula: IF(<some condition is
true>, <value or action if true>, <value or action if false>).
It appears that you have multiple conditions to apply.  If this is
correct, look up IF(), AND(), and OR()functions in Help. Use IF(AND())
if ALL conditions must be met; use IF(OR()) if ANY condition may be met.

> then i want the total of column C and and a total for column D

This is confusing.  Do you mean you want to SUM the amount in each
column? Or sum the totals from each column? Or most probably, do you
want to sum the amount in column C, row x, plus the amount in column D,
row x and show the results in, say, column Q, row x?

I suspect this is an action that you will want to perform multiple
times, varying the criteria each time. In that case, you might want to
the MS Query Wizard (PS. MS Query comes bundled with Excel as an
optional feature; you may need to install it).

LeAnne
```
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nospam2791 (369)
1/11/2006 7:15:21 PM

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