# Problem with creating formula

#### paulamor

##### New Member
I am using Excel XP in Window XP, and am having trouble creating a formula in a workbook with many worksheets (my test book only has a few, but could be potentially 150-200 sheets). Each of these sheets is based on a template, so that the "total" cells are all the same. I am trying to create a formula in a summary worksheet, summing the same cell in all worksheets with a particular text in cell B2. This text refers to a status, and there are five possible phrases.

The only formula I can get to work only refers to one sheet: =IF('worksheet'!B2="Submitted", +'worksheet'!D21,"+0")

I get #VALUE for the following formula: =SUMIF('worksheet1:worksheet5'!B2,"Submitted",'worksheet1:worksheet5'!D21)

I get FALSE for this formula: =IF(worksheet1!B2="Submitted",+worksheet!D21," "),=IF(worksheet2!B2="Submitted",+worksheet2!D21," " etc.

Can anyone help? Paula

### Excel Facts

Which lookup functions find a value equal or greater than the lookup value?
MATCH uses -1 to find larger value (lookup table must be sorted ZA). XLOOKUP uses 1 to find values greater and does not need to be sorted.

##### MrExcel MVP
Insert two new sheets, name these two First and Last, place all the relevant data sheets between First and Last, and use in the summary sheet:

=SUMPRODUCT(--(THREED(First:Last!\$B\$2)="Submitted"),THREED(First:Last!\$D\$21))

#### paulamor

##### New Member
Thanks. You make it look so simple. Is that an add-in from Microsoft?

##### MrExcel MVP
paulamor said:
...Is that an add-in from Microsoft?

No. Laurent Longre is the author.

#### paulamor

##### New Member
Thanks so much. It really works, and will certainly make me a star in one office, at least!

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