Add and subtract but only include positive numbers

Pedrocollins

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Morning all. Hopefully I can explain this in an understandable fashion!
I'm making a spreadsheet for ordering stock for a shop which arrives 2 days after being ordered, Basically I need to add the amount of stock I need over a 3 day period from the sales preditions i have and subtract from that total the amount of stock I have ordered to cover the predicted sales. This should leave me with the total I need to order in for my next order 2 days later

I am trying make a formula to add 4 separate rows and subtract 3 other rows from this total. Ie =b4+h4+j4+l4-k4-q4-n4 this works fine for me unless one of the rows has a negative figure in which causes the calculation to go array.

This happens as it's telling me I have too much stock and I need to order a negative amount

I would like negative figures to be shown but not to be added in the calculation. I've tried =sum and =sumif and =countif with ">0" but that seems to return an error code.
I'm very new to excel so hopefully there's an easy fix for this.
Thanks in advance to anyone who has any ideas
 

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FormR

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Hi, which of those cells can be negative? If all of them then one possible option would be:

=MAX(0,B4)+MAX(0,H4)+MAX(0,J4)+MAX(0,L4)-MAX(0,K4)-MAX(0,Q4)-MAX(0,N4)
 

Vinoth_Shob

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(sumifs(b4,b4,">0")+sumifs(h4,h4,">0")+sumifs(j4,j4,">0")+sumifs(l4,l4,">0"))-(sumifs(k4,k4,">0")+sumifs(q4,q4,">0")+sumifs(n4,n4,">0"))
 

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