# sumifs "*text*" not recognised by excel 97-2003 version

#### sallysunshine

##### New Member
Hi

How do I write the following formula in a way that will be recognised by excel 97-2003?

=SUMIFS(H43:H82,E43:E82,"*Material*")

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#### sdsurzh

##### Board Regular

=SUMIF(E43:E82,"*Material*",H43:H82)

#### SydneyGeek

##### MrExcel MVP
SUMIFS and COUNTIFS don't work in earlier versions of Excel. They were new in 2007.
You need to use SUMIF, as sdsurzh suggested.

Denis

#### proficient

##### Well-known Member
Hi

How do I write the following formula in a way that will be recognised by excel 97-2003?

=SUMIFS(H43:H82,E43:E82,"*Material*")

Try this one...

=SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("*MATERIAL*",\$E\$43:\$E\$82))),\$H\$43:\$H\$82)

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