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I want to relate costs to a certain devision if located in a certain month. The information and referrals are on different tabs

Solved by O. J. in 40 mins

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User
24/10/2017 - 07:19

Hello

User
24/10/2017 - 07:19

I have a complicated question

Excelchat Expert
24/10/2017 - 07:19

Hi

User
24/10/2017 - 07:19

I have the following list

Excelchat Expert
24/10/2017 - 07:20

Can you upload the file?

User
24/10/2017 - 07:22

Ok

User
24/10/2017 - 07:22

I would like the following result

Excelchat Expert
24/10/2017 - 07:23

go on

User
24/10/2017 - 07:23

I want to allocate the total cost within a month (start en end date) to be sum in sheet 3 per devivio

User
24/10/2017 - 07:24

*devision

User
24/10/2017 - 07:25

so the autcome for Jan for apple should be: 350

User
24/10/2017 - 07:26

1 time material 1 (100) and one time 2 (250) and 3 (300), so 650 excuse me

Excelchat Expert
24/10/2017 - 07:26

last entry for apple is 2018 or 2017?

User
24/10/2017 - 07:27

sorry drag made is 2018

Excelchat Expert
24/10/2017 - 07:27

so usually each entry will be for one month?

User
24/10/2017 - 07:27

yeah most of them

User
24/10/2017 - 07:27

some are for more

User
24/10/2017 - 07:28

That would make it worse right? Because then you have to spread it over time

Excelchat Expert
24/10/2017 - 07:29

yes that would make it nearly impossible to code in excel

User
24/10/2017 - 07:29

yeah so the first is already perfect

User
24/10/2017 - 07:29

without spreading over time. I will solve that myself

Excelchat Expert
24/10/2017 - 07:30

so the dates, if any entry is in January at any date of that month that will be counted as January product?

User
24/10/2017 - 07:30

yes

User
24/10/2017 - 07:31

sumif for all cost in that month if related to apple for instance

User
24/10/2017 - 07:44

I'ts like watching a triller

Excelchat Expert
24/10/2017 - 07:46

you will need vba

Excelchat Expert
24/10/2017 - 07:46

Look the formula I just created

User
24/10/2017 - 07:47

Yes

Excelchat Expert
24/10/2017 - 07:47

This formula for each division has to be applied but the formula must go for all the cells of sheet1 first column

Excelchat Expert
24/10/2017 - 07:47

like some for loop

User
24/10/2017 - 07:48

You used a singel cel instead of a row to calculate?

User
24/10/2017 - 07:48

ah ok

User
24/10/2017 - 07:48

Because it should be 200 right?

Excelchat Expert
24/10/2017 - 07:48

you cannot use a row sum formula here

Excelchat Expert
24/10/2017 - 07:48

yes

Excelchat Expert
24/10/2017 - 07:48

I just take the first cell as sample

Excelchat Expert
24/10/2017 - 07:48

wait giving you a demo

User
24/10/2017 - 07:49

ok

Excelchat Expert
24/10/2017 - 07:52

now check

Excelchat Expert
24/10/2017 - 07:52

I have gone upto 3rd row

User
24/10/2017 - 07:52

ah ok

Excelchat Expert
24/10/2017 - 07:52

pasting the same if-else thrice

User
24/10/2017 - 07:53

Yes I understand

User
24/10/2017 - 07:53

This if for 1 row in a time

Excelchat Expert
24/10/2017 - 07:53

so if you need to do it for all the cells that number of time this formula needs to be pasted

User
24/10/2017 - 07:53

Can I retrieve from column also?

Excelchat Expert
24/10/2017 - 07:53

yes

User
24/10/2017 - 07:53

awesome

Excelchat Expert
24/10/2017 - 07:54

but without vba you cannot simplify this

User
24/10/2017 - 07:54

I don't know what vba is

Excelchat Expert
24/10/2017 - 07:54

I am sorry I have some knowledge in vba but I need time

Excelchat Expert
24/10/2017 - 07:54

In VBA you can have some loops like we need here

User
24/10/2017 - 07:54

ah ok

User
24/10/2017 - 07:55

You thought me array already last time

User
24/10/2017 - 07:55

somday I will know it all :P

User
24/10/2017 - 07:55

I will look it up on the internet

User
24/10/2017 - 07:55

Tnx for your support so far.

Excelchat Expert
24/10/2017 - 07:55

you can post this problem as vba

Excelchat Expert
24/10/2017 - 07:55

some one with better knowledge in vba can hlep you around

User
24/10/2017 - 07:55

Ok

User
24/10/2017 - 07:56

tnx a lot

Excelchat Expert
24/10/2017 - 07:56

copy the code, that might save you some time

User
24/10/2017 - 07:56

Yes I did and download the excel as example to understand it more

User
24/10/2017 - 07:56

bye

Excelchat Expert
24/10/2017 - 07:56

what I was doing was looking if the division was apple and month was january

Excelchat Expert
24/10/2017 - 07:57

then sum

Excelchat Expert
24/10/2017 - 07:57

so simple sumif cannot help you in this

Excelchat Expert
24/10/2017 - 07:57

as your sum involves values from two different sheets and also includes multiplication too

User
24/10/2017 - 07:58

Yeah, my template for budget got many tabs but most referrals come from same tab

User
24/10/2017 - 07:58

hence the difficult texts

Excelchat Expert
24/10/2017 - 07:58

plaese note these, whoever you are gonna ask for help, this infos can save your time

User
24/10/2017 - 07:59

Yes I always ask

User
24/10/2017 - 07:59

ok before we run out of time

User
24/10/2017 - 07:59

tnx again, you rock!

Excelchat Expert
24/10/2017 - 07:59

I am gonan lookover your problem if vba can be applied , but I am running out of time here

Excelchat Expert
24/10/2017 - 07:59

sorry

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