# if statements using words

A

So I have a spread sheet with 4 columns Months and section are lists,
subsection is a list dependant on the choice from section.
A B C D
1 Month Section Subsection Cost
2
3
4
5

I then have a second sheet that I want to add up total costs based on Month
and subsection, much like below.

Jan Feb Mar Apr
Subsection 1 =
Subsection 2
Subsection 3

i thought an if statement with an if statment with a sumif in it would work
like this..

=IF(Sheet1!A2:A6="January",IF(SUMIF(Sheet1!c2:c6,"Subsection
1",Sheet!D26)>0,SUMIF(Sheet1!c2:c6,"Subsection 1",Sheet!D26),""),"")

But it doesn't and i think it's cause you can't have an if statement of
"IF(Sheet1!A2:A6="January"," or maybe there is even an easier way to write it
but in any case... i'm stumped and need help

J

#### Jacob Skaria

Try the below formula. If you are getting the total for Jan-Subsection1
combination you need to change the text "Jan" and "Subsection1" in the

=SUMPRODUCT((ISNUMBER(SEARCH("Jan",Sheet1!A2:A6,1)))*ISNUMBER(SEARCH("SubSection1",Sheet1!C2:C6,1)),D26)

'Text changed ..I have not tested this....Try this forumla in Sheet2 B2
'Also please make sure to name the headings and the entries in the same way..
=SUMPRODUCT((ISNUMBER(SEARCH(B\$1,Sheet1!\$A\$2:\$A\$6,1)))*ISNUMBER(SEARCH(\$A2,Sheet1!\$C\$2:\$C\$6,1)),\$D\$2:\$D\$6)

J

#### Jacob Skaria

With the below data in Sheet1 , can you try the below formula

A2 to D6
Jan|Section1|SubSection1|20
Jan|Section1|SubSection1|20
Jan|Section1|SubSection1|10
Feb|Section1|SubSection1|20
Feb|Section1|SubSection1|20

=SUMPRODUCT((ISNUMBER(SEARCH("Jan",Sheet1!A2:A6,1)))*ISNUMBER(SEARCH("SubSection1",Sheet1!C2:C6,1)),D26)

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