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I have a spreadsheet that totals invoices. A bunch of cells at the bottom of the spreadsheet calculates totals based on which department the invoice is charged to. I'd like to add a function where it also considers the date (so if it's an invoice in January, it goes to a January total, February, etc.). But I can't figure out how to write it properly...

Solved by K. J. in 27 mins

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Excelchat Expert
09/02/2018 - 02:37

Welcome to excel got it pro.

Excelchat Expert
09/02/2018 - 02:37

I will assist you today.

User
09/02/2018 - 02:37

thanks

Excelchat Expert
09/02/2018 - 02:38

Would you please share the file with me? Cause I need to see how data are organized to write the formula.

User
09/02/2018 - 02:38

I could cut and paste the equation and some fields. Just can't share the whole file.

Excelchat Expert
09/02/2018 - 02:38

That would also help a lot.

User
09/02/2018 - 02:38

stand by

Excelchat Expert
09/02/2018 - 02:39

Sure, take your time.

User
09/02/2018 - 02:42

So I'd like to add a function to the equation in B89 that takes the date into consideration. It will only add it if it's January 1 - 31st, to this total.

User
09/02/2018 - 02:43

(date column in "s")

Excelchat Expert
09/02/2018 - 02:43

So, basically you want to add date condition to this existing formula right?

User
09/02/2018 - 02:44

that's correct.

Excelchat Expert
09/02/2018 - 02:44

Okay, gimme a minute please.

User
09/02/2018 - 02:44

sure and thanks.

Excelchat Expert
09/02/2018 - 02:50

This is the SUMIFS formula for sum by month =SUMIFS($L$2:$L$1212,$S$2:$S$1212,">="&B88,$S$2:$S$1212,"<="&EOMONTH(B88,0))

Excelchat Expert
09/02/2018 - 02:50

I have added it in B90.

User
09/02/2018 - 02:51

Is there a way to incorporate that to the end of the equation in B89? Or must it be separate?

Excelchat Expert
09/02/2018 - 02:52

Of course It can be. I just added it another cell seeing there are two different sumifs in B89.

User
09/02/2018 - 02:52

sorry. I'm no good at this.

Excelchat Expert
09/02/2018 - 02:52

Okay.

Excelchat Expert
09/02/2018 - 02:54

Where do you want to me incorporate the new condition? there are two different sumifs formula there.

User
09/02/2018 - 02:55

Can it go at the end of the equation?

Excelchat Expert
09/02/2018 - 02:55

another standalone sumifs joined by addition? Sorry, I don't actually get the full idea from your statement.

User
09/02/2018 - 02:56

Well, it adds the invoices to the equation only if it has been coded to certain accounts. What i was hoping was that it would keep that, but then only add it if it was in January (I'll end up doing this for each month).

Excelchat Expert
09/02/2018 - 02:57

I think I get it now. But let me know if I'm wrong.

Excelchat Expert
09/02/2018 - 02:59

Done

User
09/02/2018 - 02:59

thank you! HOw do i replace the month in the equation? Is that "AEOMONTH" or B88,0?

User
09/02/2018 - 03:01

thank you. i'm sorry i have to run into a meeting.

Excelchat Expert
09/02/2018 - 03:02

Like that, Add a new row of months.

Excelchat Expert
09/02/2018 - 03:02

Then use the cell reference.

Excelchat Expert
09/02/2018 - 03:02

is it clear?

Excelchat Expert
09/02/2018 - 03:03

Please close the session before you leave by clicking on the END SESSION button.

User
09/02/2018 - 03:03

thank you

Excelchat Expert
09/02/2018 - 03:04

A friendly reminder, if you don't close the session I'm stuck here and won't be able to help others.

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