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MatthewLester
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I can't get sumif to work with text (I normally can). I have tried cell reference and "text" in the selection criteria in the formula. It will not work until I change the selection criteria data to a number. When I create new text data, it works fine, when I use the data I need to SUM (supplied by someone else) it does not work. Help!!

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@MatthewLester 

Perhaps your criteria range is formatted as numbers. Could you submit small sample file?

Thanks - I think I have checked that

How do I submit a file?

 

@Sergei Baklan 

@MatthewLester 

Click on this item at the bottom left of Reply window and select the file to attach.

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Ah - thanks - I have found the problem. Hidden rows with matching negative entries - it was working but totalling zero. Arrgghhh! 

 

thanks for your help

 

@Sergei Baklan 

@MatthewLester , so far so good, great to know it fixed

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