can lookup return cell reference istead of "text" for sumif?

```I am trying to use a lookup-function to determine a different sum
range for several criteria.
Like so:
=Sumif(\$A\$7:\$A\$1447;"<"&X3;vlookup(e3;AT3:AU11;2;false)-Sumif(\$A\$7:\$A
\$1447;"<"&y3;vlookup(e3;AT3:AU11;2;false)
The problem is that the vlookup returns text and not the cell
reference. Is there a way to get the answer from the lookup expressed
as cell reference instead of text, since sumif can't use text, just
the cell reference?

I use it to calculate the number of hours the staff should be paid, so
it's different from weekdays to saturdays, holidays and sundays
in at3 to at11 i have the days (1 for sunday) of the week and in au3
to au11 i have the ranges for the reference table with pay per minute.
1	sheet1!\$E\$7:\$E\$1447
2	sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
3	sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
4	sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
5	sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
6	sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
7	sheet1!\$D\$7:\$D\$1447
holliday	sheet1!\$F\$7:\$F\$1447
eve	sheet1!\$G\$7:\$G\$1447

/Oslopelle
```
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oslopelle (6)
4/26/2008 11:16:17 AM
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```Try wrapping the =vlookup() with =indirect(vlookup())

=Sumif(\$A\$7:\$A\$1447;"<"&X3;indirect(vlookup(e3;AT3:AU11;2;false)))
-Sumif(\$A\$7:\$A\$1447;"<"&y3;indirect(vlookup(e3;AT3:AU11;2;false)))

(aren't you missing some ()'s in your posted formula?

Oslopelle wrote:
>
> I am trying to use a lookup-function to determine a different sum
> range for several criteria.
> Like so:
> =Sumif(\$A\$7:\$A\$1447;"<"&X3;vlookup(e3;AT3:AU11;2;false)-Sumif(\$A\$7:\$A
> \$1447;"<"&y3;vlookup(e3;AT3:AU11;2;false)
> The problem is that the vlookup returns text and not the cell
> reference. Is there a way to get the answer from the lookup expressed
> as cell reference instead of text, since sumif can't use text, just
> the cell reference?
>
> I use it to calculate the number of hours the staff should be paid, so
> it's different from weekdays to saturdays, holidays and sundays
> in at3 to at11 i have the days (1 for sunday) of the week and in au3
> to au11 i have the ranges for the reference table with pay per minute.
> 1       sheet1!\$E\$7:\$E\$1447
> 2       sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
> 3       sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
> 4       sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
> 5       sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
> 6       sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
> 7       sheet1!\$D\$7:\$D\$1447
> holliday        sheet1!\$F\$7:\$F\$1447
> eve     sheet1!\$G\$7:\$G\$1447
>
> /Oslopelle

--

Dave Peterson
```
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petersod (12005)
4/26/2008 2:04:56 PM
```On 26 Apr, 16:04, Dave Peterson <peter...@verizonXSPAM.net> wrote:
> Try wrapping the =3Dvlookup() with =3Dindirect(vlookup())
>
> =3DSumif(\$A\$7:\$A\$1447;"<"&X3;indirect(vlookup(e3;AT3:AU11;2;false)))
> -Sumif(\$A\$7:\$A\$1447;"<"&y3;indirect(vlookup(e3;AT3:AU11;2;false)))
>
> (aren't you missing some ()'s in your posted formula?
>
>
>
>
>
> Oslopelle wrote:
>
> > I am trying to use a lookup-function to determine a different sum
> > range for several criteria.
> > Like so:
> > =3DSumif(\$A\$7:\$A\$1447;"<"&X3;vlookup(e3;AT3:AU11;2;false)-Sumif(\$A\$7:\$A
> > \$1447;"<"&y3;vlookup(e3;AT3:AU11;2;false)
> > The problem is that the vlookup returns text and not the cell
> > reference. Is there a way to get the answer from the lookup expressed
> > as cell reference instead of text, since sumif can't use text, just
> > the cell reference?
>
> > I use it to calculate the number of hours the staff should be paid, so
> > it's different from weekdays to saturdays, holidays and sundays
> > in at3 to at11 i have the days (1 for sunday) of the week and in au3
> > to au11 i have the ranges for the reference table with pay per minute.
> > 1 =A0 =A0 =A0 sheet1!\$E\$7:\$E\$1447
> > 2 =A0 =A0 =A0 sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
> > 3 =A0 =A0 =A0 sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
> > 4 =A0 =A0 =A0 sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
> > 5 =A0 =A0 =A0 sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
> > 6 =A0 =A0 =A0 sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
> > 7 =A0 =A0 =A0 sheet1!\$D\$7:\$D\$1447
> > holliday =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0sheet1!\$F\$7:\$F\$1447
> > eve =A0 =A0 sheet1!\$G\$7:\$G\$1447
>
> > /Oslopelle
>
> --
>
> Dave Peterson- D=F6lj citerad text -
>
> - Visa citerad text -

unfortunatley i ony get an error message when trying to make an
indirect function. In swedish it comes out as ber=E4kningsbar -
calculable an the sumif won't accept that as a cell reference in the
sum range.
I now have:
Sumif(sheet1!\$A\$7:\$A\$1447;"<"&X3;vlookup(e3;sheet1!AT3:AU11;2;false))-
sumif(sheet1!\$A\$7:\$A\$1447;"<"&Y3;vlookup(e3;sheet1!AT3:AU11;2;false))

if e3=3D 4
the lookup would return the answer "sheet1!\$c\$7:\$c\$1447"

AT            AU
> > 1         sheet1!\$E\$7:\$E\$1447
> > 2         sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
> > 3         sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
> > 4         sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
> > 5         sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
> > 6         sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
> > 7         sheet1!\$D\$7:\$D\$1447
> > holliday  sheet1!\$F\$7:\$F\$1447
> > eve       sheet1!\$G\$7:\$G\$1447
> >
the problem is that the sumif does not recognize that result as a cell
reference. it thinks it is text and the sumif returns an error.How do
i change this? it only needs to recognize the result as a range.

a contains a day in minutes, x is the beginning time of the empployee,
y is the ending time of the employee, c,d, e, f, g are the respective
compensation the emplyee gets for working that minute (double time=3D2,
150% =3D1,5, 133%=3D1,33 or normal time=3D1).

a is the day, 1 for sunday, 2 for monday and so on, au is a written
cell reference.

```
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oslopelle (6)
4/26/2008 10:38:21 PM
```It worked for me.

I don't have another suggestion--except for you to try it again.

You could explain where each range is--is the table on sheet1 or the sheet with
the formula?

And please copy|paste the formula you're using from the formula bar.  Don't type
it into the message.  Too many things can go wrong.

Oslopelle wrote:
>
> On 26 Apr, 16:04, Dave Peterson <peter...@verizonXSPAM.net> wrote:
> > Try wrapping the =vlookup() with =indirect(vlookup())
> >
> > =Sumif(\$A\$7:\$A\$1447;"<"&X3;indirect(vlookup(e3;AT3:AU11;2;false)))
> > -Sumif(\$A\$7:\$A\$1447;"<"&y3;indirect(vlookup(e3;AT3:AU11;2;false)))
> >
> > (aren't you missing some ()'s in your posted formula?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Oslopelle wrote:
> >
> > > I am trying to use a lookup-function to determine a different sum
> > > range for several criteria.
> > > Like so:
> > > =Sumif(\$A\$7:\$A\$1447;"<"&X3;vlookup(e3;AT3:AU11;2;false)-Sumif(\$A\$7:\$A
> > > \$1447;"<"&y3;vlookup(e3;AT3:AU11;2;false)
> > > The problem is that the vlookup returns text and not the cell
> > > reference. Is there a way to get the answer from the lookup expressed
> > > as cell reference instead of text, since sumif can't use text, just
> > > the cell reference?
> >
> > > I use it to calculate the number of hours the staff should be paid, so
> > > it's different from weekdays to saturdays, holidays and sundays
> > > in at3 to at11 i have the days (1 for sunday) of the week and in au3
> > > to au11 i have the ranges for the reference table with pay per minute.
> > > 1       sheet1!\$E\$7:\$E\$1447
> > > 2       sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
> > > 3       sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
> > > 4       sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
> > > 5       sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
> > > 6       sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
> > > 7       sheet1!\$D\$7:\$D\$1447
> > > holliday        sheet1!\$F\$7:\$F\$1447
> > > eve     sheet1!\$G\$7:\$G\$1447
> >
> > > /Oslopelle
> >
> > --
> >
> > Dave Peterson- D�lj citerad text -
> >
> > - Visa citerad text -
>
> unfortunatley i ony get an error message when trying to make an
> indirect function. In swedish it comes out as ber�kningsbar -
> calculable an the sumif won't accept that as a cell reference in the
> sum range.
> I now have:
> Sumif(sheet1!\$A\$7:\$A\$1447;"<"&X3;vlookup(e3;sheet1!AT3:AU11;2;false))-
> sumif(sheet1!\$A\$7:\$A\$1447;"<"&Y3;vlookup(e3;sheet1!AT3:AU11;2;false))
>
> if e3= 4
> the lookup would return the answer "sheet1!\$c\$7:\$c\$1447"
>
> AT            AU
> > > 1         sheet1!\$E\$7:\$E\$1447
> > > 2         sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
> > > 3         sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
> > > 4         sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
> > > 5         sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
> > > 6         sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
> > > 7         sheet1!\$D\$7:\$D\$1447
> > > holliday  sheet1!\$F\$7:\$F\$1447
> > > eve       sheet1!\$G\$7:\$G\$1447
> > >
> the problem is that the sumif does not recognize that result as a cell
> reference. it thinks it is text and the sumif returns an error.How do
> i change this? it only needs to recognize the result as a range.
>
> a contains a day in minutes, x is the beginning time of the empployee,
> y is the ending time of the employee, c,d, e, f, g are the respective
> compensation the emplyee gets for working that minute (double time=2,
> 150% =1,5, 133%=1,33 or normal time=1).
>
> a is the day, 1 for sunday, 2 for monday and so on, au is a written
> cell reference.

--

Dave Peterson
```
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petersod (12005)
4/27/2008 12:44:05 AM
```On 27 Apr, 02:44, Dave Peterson <peter...@verizonXSPAM.net> wrote:
> It worked for me.
>
> I don't have another suggestion--except for you to try it again.
>
> You could explain where each range is--is the table on sheet1 or the sheet=
with
> the formula?
>
> And please copy|paste the formula you're using from the formula bar. =A0Do=
n't type
> it into the message. =A0Too many things can go wrong.
>
>
>
>
>
> Oslopelle wrote:
>
> > On 26 Apr, 16:04, Dave Peterson <peter...@verizonXSPAM.net> wrote:
> > > Try wrapping the =3Dvlookup() with =3Dindirect(vlookup())
>
> > > =3DSumif(\$A\$7:\$A\$1447;"<"&X3;indirect(vlookup(e3;AT3:AU11;2;false)))
> > > -Sumif(\$A\$7:\$A\$1447;"<"&y3;indirect(vlookup(e3;AT3:AU11;2;false)))
>
> > > (aren't you missing some ()'s in your posted formula?
>
> > > Oslopelle wrote:
>
> > > > I am trying to use a lookup-function to determine a different sum
> > > > range for several criteria.
> > > > Like so:
> > > > =3DSumif(\$A\$7:\$A\$1447;"<"&X3;vlookup(e3;AT3:AU11;2;false)-Sumif(\$A\$7=
:\$A
> > > > \$1447;"<"&y3;vlookup(e3;AT3:AU11;2;false)
> > > > The problem is that the vlookup returns text and not the cell
> > > > reference. Is there a way to get the answer from the lookup expresse=
d
> > > > as cell reference instead of text, since sumif can't use text, just
> > > > the cell reference?
>
> > > > I use it to calculate the number of hours the staff should be paid, =
so
> > > > it's different from weekdays to saturdays, holidays and sundays
> > > > in at3 to at11 i have the days (1 for sunday) of the week and in au3=

> > > > to au11 i have the ranges for the reference table with pay per minut=
e.
> > > > 1 =A0 =A0 =A0 sheet1!\$E\$7:\$E\$1447
> > > > 2 =A0 =A0 =A0 sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
> > > > 3 =A0 =A0 =A0 sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
> > > > 4 =A0 =A0 =A0 sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
> > > > 5 =A0 =A0 =A0 sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
> > > > 6 =A0 =A0 =A0 sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
> > > > 7 =A0 =A0 =A0 sheet1!\$D\$7:\$D\$1447
> > > > holliday =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0sheet1!\$F\$7:\$F\$1447
> > > > eve =A0 =A0 sheet1!\$G\$7:\$G\$1447
>
> > > > /Oslopelle
>
> > > --
>
> > > Dave Peterson- D=F6lj citerad text -
>
> > > - Visa citerad text -
>
> > unfortunatley i ony get an error message when trying to make an
> > indirect function. In swedish it comes out as ber=E4kningsbar -
> > calculable an the sumif won't accept that as a cell reference in the
> > sum range.
> > I now have:
> > Sumif(sheet1!\$A\$7:\$A\$1447;"<"&X3;vlookup(e3;sheet1!AT3:AU11;2;false))-
> > sumif(sheet1!\$A\$7:\$A\$1447;"<"&Y3;vlookup(e3;sheet1!AT3:AU11;2;false))
>
> > if e3=3D 4
> > the lookup would return the answer "sheet1!\$c\$7:\$c\$1447"
>
> > AT =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0AU
> > > > 1 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 sheet1!\$E\$7:\$E\$1447
> > > > 2 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
> > > > 3 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
> > > > 4 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
> > > > 5 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
> > > > 6 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 sheet1!\$C\$7:\$C\$1447
> > > > 7 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 sheet1!\$D\$7:\$D\$1447
> > > > holliday =A0sheet1!\$F\$7:\$F\$1447
> > > > eve =A0 =A0 =A0 sheet1!\$G\$7:\$G\$1447
>
> > the problem is that the sumif does not recognize that result as a cell
> > reference. it thinks it is text and the sumif returns an error.How do
> > i change this? it only needs to recognize the result as a range.
>
> > a contains a day in minutes, x is the beginning time of the empployee,
> > y is the ending time of the employee, c,d, e, f, g are the respective
> > compensation the emplyee gets for working that minute (double time=3D2,
> > 150% =3D1,5, 133%=3D1,33 or normal time=3D1).
>
> > a is the day, 1 for sunday, 2 for monday and so on, au is a written
> > cell reference.
>
> --
>
> Dave Peterson- D=F6lj citerad text -
>
> - Visa citerad text -

It does work, it was just me and bad syntax!!
Thanks a million for the help! It sure made my day!!
/Oslopelle
```
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oslopelle (6)
4/27/2008 5:40:23 AM

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Why is copy/paste not copying the correct text?
Microsoft Publisher 2003: Occasionally when I copy something from one document, something different appears in my publisher text box when I paste. It's usually something recently pasted. How do I fix this? ...

How do I stop Excel auto formatting the text 3-4 as 04 Apr?
I run a web query that imports soccer results to Excel. Unfortunately the web site formats the result as 3-1 for example. This text is automatically converted to 03 Jan by Excel. I can't seem to stop this happening, even if I explicitly set the cell format to text. Doing so just converts the contents, which were a date, to the internal date number and if I re load the data it reverts to 03 Jan again. Does anyone know how I might get excel to leave the format of the cells alone? thanks ahughf There is no turn off for this, you can either preformat the cells as text or precede the e...

why does some text disappear in Web publication from Publisher?
When I convert a Publisher document to Web then do a Web preview, some text is missing. ...

Text box based on form entry
I have a form with a subform. I want the form to display a label or text box that says "Deleted" if my delete checkbox is checked on the subform. I also want the same label or text box to appear on a report that refers to the same record. Any thoughts would be most helpful TIA Papa Papa Jonah wrote: >I have a form with a subform. >I want the form to display a label or text box that says "Deleted" if my >delete checkbox is checked on the subform. >I also want the same label or text box to appear on a report that refers to >the same record. Try setting...

Handling return key in text input field
I'm developing a dialog-based MFC application. It has a couple of text input fields. I've discovered that if I press return in either of these fields, the application exits. For now, I've worked round it by setting the multiline property, but I don't really want multiline fields. I just want to ignore the return key. How can I do this please? You can override OnOK and refrain from calling the base class. In VC++ 7.1 or higher, you could add a command handler for IDOK and refrain from calling CDialog::OnOk from that. -- Regards, Nish [VC++ MVP] "News" &...

Text Box with words splitting onto two lines
I have a text box in publisher with a lots of text but it splits up words onto two lines Eg It is a very sun- ny day today is there a way to stop it so it puting words on 2 lines Thanks S.Dickson@shos.co.uk wrote: > is there a way to stop it so it puting words on 2 lines For the current text box: Tools > Language > Hyphenation For all new text boxes: Tools > Options -- Ed Bennett - MVP Microsoft Publisher http://ed.mvps.org ...

Modifying SmartArt Text through Object Model
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How do I change REPLY font to smaller size and FORCE Plain Text to be used ALWAYS?
Read, compose fonts are now smaller size. :) The splash screen is NOW a smaller font size and also the list of folders and inbox emails are in smaller font. :) BUT when I go to reply to an email, the font is huge, and the copy of the message I am replying to at the bottom of the reply screen is also in huge font. How do I get those smaller font size? Plus, I have OE set to read ALL mail in plain text. So, why, when I go to reply to an email that was read in plain text, does the reply revert to HTML? Yes, I can change it to plain text, but that is not the point. I read in ...