# Excel - IF Function Problem - Expert Solution

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Trying to get a sum of cells column D(trip cost) based off if an adjacent cell in column B(trip description) has the text "USSS" in it. So if cells B4,B8, B12 and B20 have USSS in the text then it will total up the amounts from the corresponding cells in column D.
Solved by D. J. in 20 mins
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Excelchat Expert 10/08/2018 - 06:46
Hello
Excelchat Expert 10/08/2018 - 06:46
Welcome
User 10/08/2018 - 06:46
hello
Excelchat Expert 10/08/2018 - 06:47
Do you want me to give you the general idea on how you can do the sum yourself or you want me to do the task?
User 10/08/2018 - 06:48
Excelchat Expert 10/08/2018 - 06:48
Alright, I need the file.
Excelchat Expert 10/08/2018 - 06:48
User 10/08/2018 - 06:49
User 10/08/2018 - 06:49
it is in the travel Tab
Excelchat Expert 10/08/2018 - 06:49
Understood.
Excelchat Expert 10/08/2018 - 06:50
I will create a cell named USSR cost and the sum would be showed in the next cell. How does that sounds?
Excelchat Expert 10/08/2018 - 06:51
Sorry USSS, not USSR.
User 10/08/2018 - 06:51
Ive already got a cell off to the side like that
Excelchat Expert 10/08/2018 - 06:52
I'm sorry for asking, where is that cell again? I can't find it yet.
User 10/08/2018 - 06:53
in the travel tab on the right side of the sheet
Excelchat Expert 10/08/2018 - 06:54
Can you please mention the cell name?
User 10/08/2018 - 06:54
H4
Excelchat Expert 10/08/2018 - 06:55
=SUMIF(B3:B40,"*"&"USSS"&"*",E3:E40)
Excelchat Expert 10/08/2018 - 06:55
Please use this formula in a cell where you want to see the result.
Excelchat Expert 10/08/2018 - 06:56
Excelchat Expert 10/08/2018 - 06:56
And here is the file. The formula is applied in H4.
User 10/08/2018 - 06:57
Thank you
User 10/08/2018 - 06:57
Works. Thank you
Excelchat Expert 10/08/2018 - 06:57
My pleasure.
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Excelchat Expert 10/08/2018 - 06:58
Thank you, have a great day!

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