#### Wildcards with Array Formulae

```Hi,
I'm looking for some help with a formula I'm using to pull statistic
out of a client spreadsheet. The formula uses the SUMIF command to loo
at one column, check for a text value then look at another colum
within the same row and check for another text value. It returns
value of one if both are true and a value of 0 if one or none are tru
then keeps a total. It's a pretty standard array formula, but I need i
to use wildcards because the second column can contain value A, value
or value AB. I want the formula to pick up all instances where value
appears, including where it appears within AB. The formula I have use
is as follows -

=SUM(IF((A1:A1000="string1")*(F1:F1000="A"),1,0))

This works to an extent, but doesn't pick up instances where value
appears in a cell containing AB as it is looking for only A. If I add
wildcard "*A*" the formula doesn't work any more... Does anybody hav
any suggestions? Any help would be very much appreciated...!!! Thank

Jame

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```"Jamesmoore" <Jamesmoore.x384n@excelforum-nospam.com> wrote in message
news:Jamesmoore.x384n@excelforum-nospam.com...
>
> Hi,
> I'm looking for some help with a formula I'm using to pull statistics
> out of a client spreadsheet. The formula uses the SUMIF command to look
> at one column, check for a text value then look at another column
> within the same row and check for another text value. It returns a
> value of one if both are true and a value of 0 if one or none are true
> then keeps a total. It's a pretty standard array formula, but I need it
> to use wildcards because the second column can contain value A, value B
> or value AB. I want the formula to pick up all instances where value A
> appears, including where it appears within AB. The formula I have used
> is as follows -
>
> =SUM(IF((A1:A1000="string1")*(F1:F1000="A"),1,0))
>
> This works to an extent, but doesn't pick up instances where value A
> appears in a cell containing AB as it is looking for only A. If I add a
> wildcard "*A*" the formula doesn't work any more... Does anybody have
> any suggestions? Any help would be very much appreciated...!!! Thanks
>
> James

Choose from these possible array formulas:
=SUM(IF((A1:A1000="string1")*((F1:F1000="A")+(F1:F1000="AB")),1,0))
=SUM(IF((A1:A1000="string1")*(LEFT(F1:F1000,1)="A"),1,0))
=SUM(IF((A1:A1000="string1")*ISNUMBER(FIND("A",F1:F1000)),1,0))
The first finds, specifically, "A" or "AB". The second finds "A" as the
leftmost character (like "A*"). The third finds "A" anywhere (like "*A*").

Note that, as an alternative, you could use one of the equivalent SUMPRODUCT
formulas that don't need to be array-entered:
=SUMPRODUCT((A1:A1000="string1")*((F1:F1000="A")+(F1:F1000="AB")))
=SUMPRODUCT((A1:A1000="string1")*(LEFT(F1:F1000,1)="A"))
=SUMPRODUCT((A1:A1000="string1")*ISNUMBER(FIND("A",F1:F1000)))

```
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Paul
11/18/2003 12:10:54 PM
```Why doesn't

=SUMIF(A1:A1000,"*A*",F1:F1000)

work? Works for me..

--

Regards,

Peo Sjoblom

"Jamesmoore" <Jamesmoore.x384n@excelforum-nospam.com> wrote in message
news:Jamesmoore.x384n@excelforum-nospam.com...
>
> Hi,
> I'm looking for some help with a formula I'm using to pull statistics
> out of a client spreadsheet. The formula uses the SUMIF command to look
> at one column, check for a text value then look at another column
> within the same row and check for another text value. It returns a
> value of one if both are true and a value of 0 if one or none are true
> then keeps a total. It's a pretty standard array formula, but I need it
> to use wildcards because the second column can contain value A, value B
> or value AB. I want the formula to pick up all instances where value A
> appears, including where it appears within AB. The formula I have used
> is as follows -
>
> =SUM(IF((A1:A1000="string1")*(F1:F1000="A"),1,0))
>
> This works to an extent, but doesn't pick up instances where value A
> appears in a cell containing AB as it is looking for only A. If I add a
> wildcard "*A*" the formula doesn't work any more... Does anybody have
> any suggestions? Any help would be very much appreciated...!!! Thanks
>
> James
>
>
> ------------------------------------------------
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>

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