# Excel - COLUMN Function Problem - Expert Solution

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i need a formula that calculates the hours in column a, b, c, d, e, f, g and puts the sum in column h bu the maximum can only be 44 hours, anything over 44 hours needs to go in column i.
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User 11/07/2018 - 05:15
payroll
Excelchat Expert 11/07/2018 - 05:16
Hello, I understand that you need help with summing several columns but have a hard cap and anything in excess gets moved to the next column, right?
User 11/07/2018 - 05:16
yes
Excelchat Expert 11/07/2018 - 05:17
Alright, I can help you with this. Before we proceed, this is a reminder that our policy is 1 question per session so for this session we'll be resolving this particular question. We also currently do not support VBA/Macro solutions.
Excelchat Expert 11/07/2018 - 05:17
Are you able to share a sample so I can analyze it and offer the best possible solution?
Excelchat Expert 11/07/2018 - 05:19
Ahh, thank you. Now it makes more sense when you put it like that. :)
Excelchat Expert 11/07/2018 - 05:19
So you are calculating the regular and overtime hours.
User 11/07/2018 - 05:20
i need the formula to cap it at 44 hours in column h and the excess hours go to column i
Excelchat Expert 11/07/2018 - 05:20
Alright, please check the formula in H and I and help me out by testing it.
Excelchat Expert 11/07/2018 - 05:22
Are you still with me?
User 11/07/2018 - 05:22
yes, testing it
Excelchat Expert 11/07/2018 - 05:23
Oh okay.
User 11/07/2018 - 05:24
it works, thank you :)
Excelchat Expert 11/07/2018 - 05:24
You are welcome!
Excelchat Expert 11/07/2018 - 05:24
Excelchat Expert 11/07/2018 - 05:24
Would there be anything else that I can help you with regards to the original question?
User 11/07/2018 - 05:25
that is it,
Excelchat Expert 11/07/2018 - 05:25
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