Is there an aggregate function like SUM which SUBTRACTS?

lesotho72

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Hello,

We have a spreadsheet where, instead of adding (SUM) or multiplying (SUMPRODUCT) we want to subtract each item. Preferably we'd like to do this in a pivot table. i.e. Data is:

Item Value
X -10
X -30
X -20

So, we'd want the value to be -10 - (-30) - (-20) = 40. Default is always to add (+) every number -- so SUM = -60.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Dan
 

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Scott Huish

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  2. 2010
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This should work:
=SUM(A1,-(A2:A3))

Confirm with CTRL-SHIFT-ENTER rather than just Enter.
 

lesotho72

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Thanks everyone! We'll give these a shot and let you know how it goes.

Thanks Again,
Dan
 

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