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Microsoft® Excel Data Analysis and Business Modeling by Wayne L. Winston

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Chapter 20. The SUMIF Function

  • I’m a sales manager for a makeup company and have summarized for each sales transaction the following information: salesperson, date of sale, units sold (or returned), total price received (or paid out for returns). How can I answer the following questions?

    • What was the total dollar amount of merchandise sold by each salesperson?

    • How many units were returned?

    • What was the total dollar volume sold in 2005 or later?

    • How many units of lip gloss were sold?

    • How much revenue did lip gloss sales bring in?

    • What dollar amount of sales were not made by Jen?

If you want to sum all the entries in one column (or row) that match criteria that depend on another column (or row), the SUMIF function gets the job done. The syntax of the SUMIF ...

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