some more help!

collinsc

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Thanks for your help before.

With regard to the below formula, i now understand that the $ is absolute and the words in '...' are sheets in the same book. what does the "y" mean? does that mean "input a y in this cell, if the SUM us true"?

=SUMIF('Project Resource Plan'!$B$3:$B$137,"y",'Project Resource Plan'!AW3:AW138)

What exactly is the difference between SUM and SUMIF ?

Thanks very much
 

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SteveO59L

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If in the range b3:b137 a cell has the value "y", then sum the corresponding values found in aw3:aw138.

Sumif conditionally totals a range based on criteria, sum just totals all entries.
 

DominicB

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Good morning collinsc

If you could write formulae in plain English, your formula would say :

Add up the values in the range AW3:AW138 only if the value in the corresponding row of column B is equal to "y".

The function SUM adds a whole range (or a number of ranges), SUMIF will look at a whole range and only add the values if a certain condition is met.

HTH

DominicB
 

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