# Allocate a "payment" to a list of "invoices"

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Hi All,

I have a long list of "invoices" like so......

10.00
10.00
20.00
25.00
30.00
20.00
5.00
etc....

Now, i have received a payment for 40.00 - I need excel to work out how i can match 40.00 from that list of invoices. there are several ways i can get to 40.00 like: using both 20.00's - how can i ask excel to work out what i can allocate the 40.00 to but also to prioritise the "invoices" further up in the column. if i get the answer i'd like to suggest using the two 10's and the 20.00 just below it. not use the two 20.00's

Thanks in advance for any responses.

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Before entering an Amount into cell D2:
Excel Workbook
ABCD
1Inv AmtAuto Pymt AppliedBalance After Pymt AppliedTotal Receipt
210.00-10.00\$ -
310.00-10.00
420.00-20.00
525.00-25.00
630.00-30.00
720.00-20.00
85.00-5.00
9
10120.00-120.00
Sheet1
Excel 2007
Cell Formulas
RangeFormula
B2=IF(SUM(\$A\$2:\$A2)<=D\$2,A2,IF(SUM(\$A\$2:\$A2)>D\$2,MAX(D\$2-SUM(\$A\$2:\$A2),0)))
B3=IF(SUM(\$A\$2:\$A3)<=D\$2,A3,IF(SUM(\$A\$2:\$A3)>D\$2,MAX(D\$2-SUM(\$A\$2:\$A2),0)))
B4=IF(SUM(\$A\$2:\$A4)<=D\$2,A4,IF(SUM(\$A\$2:\$A4)>D\$2,MAX(D\$2-SUM(\$A\$2:\$A3),0)))
B5=IF(SUM(\$A\$2:\$A5)<=D\$2,A5,IF(SUM(\$A\$2:\$A5)>D\$2,MAX(D\$2-SUM(\$A\$2:\$A4),0)))
B6=IF(SUM(\$A\$2:\$A6)<=D\$2,A6,IF(SUM(\$A\$2:\$A6)>D\$2,MAX(D\$2-SUM(\$A\$2:\$A5),0)))
B7=IF(SUM(\$A\$2:\$A7)<=D\$2,A7,IF(SUM(\$A\$2:\$A7)>D\$2,MAX(D\$2-SUM(\$A\$2:\$A6),0)))
B8=IF(SUM(\$A\$2:\$A8)<=D\$2,A8,IF(SUM(\$A\$2:\$A8)>D\$2,MAX(D\$2-SUM(\$A\$2:\$A7),0)))
B10=SUM(B2:B9)
C2=A2-B2
C3=A3-B3
C4=A4-B4
C5=A5-B5
C6=A6-B6
C7=A7-B7
C8=A8-B8
C10=SUM(C2:C9)
A10=SUM(A2:A9)

After Entering an amount into cell D2 (say \$70.00)
Excel Workbook
ABCD
1Inv AmtAuto Pymt AppliedBalance After Pymt AppliedTotal Receipt
210.0010.00-\$ 70.00
310.0010.00-
420.0020.00-
525.0025.00-
630.005.0025.00
720.00-20.00
85.00-5.00
9
10120.0070.0050.00
Sheet1
Excel 2007

Thanks very much guys. I'll test it all laterEu

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