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Hi, I'm making myself a weekly budget spreadsheet. I've made a sheet with all my monthly outgoings, and I've worked out how to use SUMIF to combine the amounts for each day, but I want to include a reference and don't know how to combine text cells based on a specific date reference... does that make sense?

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Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 09:27

Hello! How are you?

User
16/04/2018 - 09:27

Hey, I'm alright just struggling.

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 09:28

It's alright, I'm here to help you

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 09:28

Are you able to provide a sample data that we could work on?

User
16/04/2018 - 09:29

OK, give me a second

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 09:31

Sure, take your time. Please let me know once you're done

User
16/04/2018 - 09:37

OK so basically, I have certain things that go out on a monthly basis and certain things that go out on a weekly or bi-weekly basis and find it hard to keep track of both. Is there a way I can list monthly and weekly outgoings as I have and then combine the references and amounts on a week by week basis?

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 09:38

And this will be reflected in your Wk Beg 16 April, tab, correct?

User
16/04/2018 - 09:39

Yeah

User
16/04/2018 - 09:39

And then I could create a new tab for each week and the cells would automatically update.

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 09:39

also to confirm, what do you intend to put under column C, Outgoing Reference? Is it a multiple or single value?

User
16/04/2018 - 09:40

So it would say "Internet", or "Rent/Water Bill"

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 09:41

no Cleaner or Gardener (this is with reference on the weekly outgoing)

User
16/04/2018 - 09:41

That too

User
16/04/2018 - 09:42

So it would combine the weekly and monthly amounts and tell me what references they are

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 09:43

okay, so that is what you meant by combining text based on a date

User
16/04/2018 - 09:44

Yeah

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 09:45

Are you amenable to changing the Day under Weekly Outgoings and Date under Monthly Outgoings to format m/dd/yy?

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 09:45

we could always apply formatting to this cell to show only the day number or name afterwards

User
16/04/2018 - 09:48

Well they dont refer to specific dates, I know that on the 17th of every month is my rent and water bill, and every other Monday my cleaner come. Surely if they're m/dd/yy then this will change every week?

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 09:48

I see, that makes sense

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 09:49

how about adding a column in Wk Beg 16 April to show only the day number (which you can opt to hide)?

User
16/04/2018 - 09:49

Yeah that could work?

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 09:49

Yup, for a while

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 09:50

I'll try to do this on my sheet offline first, is that okay?

User
16/04/2018 - 09:50

OK

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 09:51

This may take a little while so I'll thank you for your patience in advance :(

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 09:51

:)

User
16/04/2018 - 09:52

Thank you

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:03

Hi! Please see attached

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:03

[Uploaded an Excel file]

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:04

May I know which excel you are running in?

User
16/04/2018 - 10:07

I'm on a mac so was using numbers

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:07

Could you please confirm if this is working?

User
16/04/2018 - 10:07

Downloading excel now though

User
16/04/2018 - 10:07

give me a min

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:07

This might be applicable to Excel 2016 though

User
16/04/2018 - 10:09

I'm downloading now so let me see

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:09

Okay :)

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:13

Apparently it also works on the Google Sheet

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:13

if you have time, you may also want to check the document preview

User
16/04/2018 - 10:14

I can see

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:14

I hope this solves you problem

User
16/04/2018 - 10:14

Things aren't updating correctly

User
16/04/2018 - 10:14

Gardener shouldn't be there for monday

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:15

thanks for pointing that out

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:15

let me check one sec

User
16/04/2018 - 10:15

Internet should be 19

User
16/04/2018 - 10:15

Gas should be 21

User
16/04/2018 - 10:16

Also, I have week A and B because I need to have cleaner one week on a monday and gardener the next on a sunday

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:17

Please see attached

[Uploaded an Excel file]

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:17

i have also updated the document preview, for your quick reference

User
16/04/2018 - 10:19

Thanks

User
16/04/2018 - 10:20

Howcome it's not updating if I add things?

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:20

You're welcome

User
16/04/2018 - 10:20

And it should only show cleaner or gardener depending on if it's week a or b

User
16/04/2018 - 10:20

See I added gas on monthly

User
16/04/2018 - 10:20

It should be on 21

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:21

Oh, yes... let me check again

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:22

found it, i failed to fix the first row reference so it excluded it on the search when i copy and paste the formula down the rows

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:23

By the way, how do i know if Wk Beg 16 April is week A or B?

User
16/04/2018 - 10:24

It says Week B in cell A1

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:25

Thanks for pointing that out

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:25

is it okay if we add another column to indicate week A or B?

User
16/04/2018 - 10:25

OK

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:25

this again, you can opt to hide like the day number

User
16/04/2018 - 10:26

cool\

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