# Excel - How to Use a SUMIF Formula - Expert Solution

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I am trying to figure out how to use a sumif on SUBSTITUTE(A2,"*","~*") where A2 is a formula with 3371-4
Solved by M. Y. in 19 mins
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Excelchat Expert 15/08/2018 - 08:05
Hello!
User 15/08/2018 - 08:05
hello
Excelchat Expert 15/08/2018 - 08:05
Welcome to got it pro!
Excelchat Expert 15/08/2018 - 08:05
Please feel free to show me some examples
User 15/08/2018 - 08:06
I am trying to figure out how to use a sumif on SUBSTITUTE(A2,"*","~*") where A2 is a formula with 1584-2
Excelchat Expert 15/08/2018 - 08:07
Ok
Excelchat Expert 15/08/2018 - 08:07
what does the sumif sums to?
Excelchat Expert 15/08/2018 - 08:07
And where the sum value come from
User 15/08/2018 - 08:08
you can see in the fuction what I'm trying to do
User 15/08/2018 - 08:08
The issue lies in the wildcard
User 15/08/2018 - 08:09
I changed the function at row 19
User 15/08/2018 - 08:09
I did that to make up for the numbers text output of the job
User 15/08/2018 - 08:09
I want this completely auto though
Excelchat Expert 15/08/2018 - 08:10
Ok, I see. I think the issue is that they are not be able to be recognized as numbers
Excelchat Expert 15/08/2018 - 08:11
Instead, they will be used as string
Excelchat Expert 15/08/2018 - 08:11
That's why the sumif won't work in this case
User 15/08/2018 - 08:11
ok
User 15/08/2018 - 08:12
what should be used in the sumif to recognize the different cases
User 15/08/2018 - 08:13
or what should be used in the first column to make it work
Excelchat Expert 15/08/2018 - 08:13
the sumif only can be used for number only
User 15/08/2018 - 08:13
I tried text() and value()
Excelchat Expert 15/08/2018 - 08:13
eliminate the dash
User 15/08/2018 - 08:13
yes
Excelchat Expert 15/08/2018 - 08:13
then it should be recognized as number
User 15/08/2018 - 08:14
I agree but I need to because these are job numbers
Excelchat Expert 15/08/2018 - 08:14
Right
Excelchat Expert 15/08/2018 - 08:14
But since they are string
Excelchat Expert 15/08/2018 - 08:14
there is no way to add or sum them as number
User 15/08/2018 - 08:15
I'm not adding the job number
User 15/08/2018 - 08:15
I'm adding a huge list of parts made for job numbers
User 15/08/2018 - 08:15
which is why I'
User 15/08/2018 - 08:15
I'm sumif()ing
User 15/08/2018 - 08:16
the rest of the formula is just setting the time between dates
Excelchat Expert 15/08/2018 - 08:16
You are doing sumif for column A correcT?
User 15/08/2018 - 08:16
no
User 15/08/2018 - 08:16
sumif is on another table
User 15/08/2018 - 08:17
I can't provide that data
Excelchat Expert 15/08/2018 - 08:17
Ok.
Excelchat Expert 15/08/2018 - 08:17
Do apologize, but I'm confused what you are trying to do from this worksheet then
User 15/08/2018 - 08:18
working
User 15/08/2018 - 08:23
nevermind, gtg
Excelchat Expert 15/08/2018 - 08:23
:-)
Excelchat Expert 15/08/2018 - 08:24
Well, very glad this issue can be solved for now
User 15/08/2018 - 08:24
no it wasn't

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