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

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So im trying to use a sumif formula, but i need it to not look for a range for one specific criteria but instead look for what one specific field says. Example Below =sum(sumifs(QuantityMC,TeamsMC,A6,TypeMC,B2)) The above formula works as on the specific MC sheet an entire column is dedicated for "TypeMC". I want to be able to delete this column and have "TypeMC" to be a single field as it will be the same for every item on that sheet but may differ on a different sheet.
Solved by M. H. in 45 mins
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Excelchat Expert 10/10/2018 - 02:42
Hello, I understand that you to be able to use a SUMIFS and have it dynamically look for something instead of having to always look for TypeMC, right?
User 10/10/2018 - 02:43
so TypeMC is a named range for one specific sheet
User 10/10/2018 - 02:43
but i dont need it to be a whole column, it can just be asingle field
User 10/10/2018 - 02:43
say x
User 10/10/2018 - 02:44
but on the next sheet it may be x or y or z
User 10/10/2018 - 02:44
this is essentially to read all the sheets and return anything marked x
Excelchat Expert 10/10/2018 - 02:44
It's a bit difficult to visualize. Are you able to share your file to help me understand your requirement better?
User 10/10/2018 - 02:44
yeah 2 seconds
Excelchat Expert 10/10/2018 - 02:44
Okay, that would've been a better way to describe your requirement. To look at different sheets.
User 10/10/2018 - 02:46
i cant add my workbook here so i think ihave to go back through from the start
Excelchat Expert 10/10/2018 - 02:47
If your file is a macro enabled file, save it AS .xlsx and then use the clip icon next to this chat to upload.
User 10/10/2018 - 02:47
there is no clip icon though
User 10/10/2018 - 02:47
wait there it is
User 10/10/2018 - 02:48
User 10/10/2018 - 02:48
[Uploaded an Excel file]
Excelchat Expert 10/10/2018 - 02:48
Thank you. May I know which sheet and which column should I be looking into?
User 10/10/2018 - 02:48
so this is team totals
User 10/10/2018 - 02:49
the citroen value
Excelchat Expert 10/10/2018 - 02:49
Okay, I'm in there. PLease explain your requirement again and this time reference the ranges you are referring to.
User 10/10/2018 - 02:50
so i want it to look at the Monte Carlo sheet
User 10/10/2018 - 02:51
add the quantitys of all the team citroen orders and return them, but only if it is marked A3 Mapbooks to the right of the type 2 field
Excelchat Expert 10/10/2018 - 02:52
I see. I think I understand what you are trying to do.
User 10/10/2018 - 02:52
the map type column i plan on deleting, as everything on the sheet will be 1 type
User 10/10/2018 - 02:52
yeah sorry i think im making it more confusing
Excelchat Expert 10/10/2018 - 02:53
I may be able to help but I'll need more information and some clarifications.
Excelchat Expert 10/10/2018 - 02:53
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User 10/10/2018 - 02:53
ok
Excelchat Expert 10/10/2018 - 02:54
So if you are going to remove the Map type then there's no need for the Map type criteria then as they will all be the same?
User 10/10/2018 - 02:54
for this sheet yes
User 10/10/2018 - 02:54
but on other sheets it may be different
Excelchat Expert 10/10/2018 - 02:54
That part doesn't make any sense.
Excelchat Expert 10/10/2018 - 02:54
Then why not simply remove the map type criteria?
User 10/10/2018 - 02:55
ok sorry im making it more complicated than it needs to be
User 10/10/2018 - 02:55
there will be more sheets in the future
Excelchat Expert 10/10/2018 - 02:55
Yes, it does not need to be complicated. Simply removing the Map type will give you what you need.
User 10/10/2018 - 02:55
yeah i see what you mean
User 10/10/2018 - 02:56
thanks for your help
Excelchat Expert 10/10/2018 - 02:56
You are welcome. I'm glad to have helped clarify it with you.
Excelchat Expert 10/10/2018 - 02:56
Would there be anything else that I can help you with regards to the original question?
Excelchat Expert 10/10/2018 - 02:57
Alright, if you have no other questions regarding the original concern, I'd appreciate a 5-star rating and your feedback if you think I deserve it.
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