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# Sumproduct with a wildcard condition

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# Sumproduct with a wildcard condition

Dear community,

I'm struggling with a formula where I want to use a wildcard condition to sum and multiply values if the corresponding month is mentioned. In other words, for January, I want to wildcard *Jan*, for February it's *Feb* and so on.

I've been using the formula below, but the wildcard doesn't seem to work at all, so I'm figuring I'm doing something wrong. I have verified the formula without the wildcards without issues.

=SUMPRODUCT(--(N18:N22="*Jan*"),K18:K22,L18:L22)

The output for the above formula ought to be 80, but Excel's output is 0.

Is it possible to use wildcards in this scenario, or is it a better/another way to solve it?

/Q

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# Re: Sumproduct with a wildcard condition

Thanks.
best response confirmed by QWeelon (Occasional Contributor)
Solution

# Re: Sumproduct with a wildcard condition

Without a helper column:

=SUMPRODUCT(--ISNUMBER(FIND("Jan",N18:N22)),K18:K22,L18:L22)

Corrected typo

# Re: Sumproduct with a wildcard condition

As variant

``=SUMIFS(K:K,N:N,"*Jan*")``

# Re: Sumproduct with a wildcard condition

Hi,

I figured there ought to be a way, although the formula don't seem to work for me. I still get a 0 in output. I'm using 365..

Regards

# Re: Sumproduct with a wildcard condition

@Hans Vogelaar,

Did some error searching and it worked like a charm when I removed the comma before "Jan". Thank you!

@Sergei Baklan,
Neat, that's one clean formula. I'm amazed by how simple some things are with the right knowledge and formulas. Very nice indeed!

=SUMPRODUCT(--ISNUMBER(FIND("Jan",N18:N22)),K18:K22,L18:L22)

# Re: Sumproduct with a wildcard condition

Strange. Please check in attached file.

# Re: Sumproduct with a wildcard condition

I have corrected my previous reply. Thanks for pointing out the mistake!

# Re: Sumproduct with a wildcard condition

Yes, but the question regarded sumproducts.