# Sumproduct Question

#### The Tamer

##### Well-known Member
Hi

I've forgotten my Sumproduct syntax and would be appreciative of some advice.

I need to find sales for a given manager (list of names is D3:D60), but only for certain products (list of products is J3:J60 - and if the product isn't in J, then it may be in L3:L60)

Can I do this - if so, how?

Many thanks

Tamer

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The Tamer said:
Hi

I've forgotten my Sumproduct syntax and would be appreciative of some advice.

I need to find sales for a given manager (list of names is D3:D60), but only for certain products (list of products is J3:J60 - and if the product isn't in J, then it may be in L3:L60)

Can I do this - if so, how?

Many thanks

Tamer

What does "find sales for a given manager" mean - count them or sum them or something totally different? Where are the amounts that reprsent sales?

And I thought I'd done such a good job of explaining!!

It's basically a sum I needed. Add all the sales of a certain product if the sale was made by a certain manager. But I just got the answer.

It's (in a different Example that I used to experiment) =SUMPRODUCT((A4:B6=H8)*(C4:C6=G8)*(D4:D6))

I'd just forgotten how to phrase the SUMPRODUCT formula.

Tamer

=SUMPRODUCT(--(A4:A6=H8),--(C4:C6=G8),(D4:D6))+SUMPRODUCT(--(B4:B6=H8),--(C4:C6=G8),(D4:D6))

Products in A or B column, managers in C column and sales in D column.

Regards
Pekka

The Tamer said:
...

It's (in a different Example that I used to experiment) =SUMPRODUCT((A4:B6=H8)*(C4:C6=G8)*(D4:D6))

...

The ranges do not agree with your initial post. And, one crucial element is not covered by the formula you post - that is, the product of interest can be either in one range or the other. So, where are those sale figures?

While i was waiting for an answer, I was playing around with the formula on an ultra simple spreadsheet with dummy data that i knocked up in a few seconds so that it was easy to see what I was doing. The example above is from the dummy spreadsheet, not the spreadsheet that I was having difficulty with (which I indicated in the post)

The formula for the real spreadsheet is
=SUMPRODUCT((D3:D60=D63)*(J3:L60=I63)*(M3:M60))
(Where D63 housed the name of the manager, I63 houses the name of the product and (M3 to M60) house the numbers of products sold.) J3:L60 works fine because the product name is only ever going to appear in one column or another.

Pekavee - Thanks too for your response.

Thanks

J3:L60=I63

I never knew that you can use two columns in Sumproduct this way.

Pekka

Pekkavee said:
Thanks

J3:L60=I63

I never knew that you can use two columns in Sumproduct this way.

Pekka

You can if you switch to the "star" syntax. That's you can mix vectors and matrices in a SumProduct formula as long as they are equally sized in one dimension.

Or in Tamer's case:

=SUMPRODUCT(--(D3:D60=D63),--((J3:J60=I63)+(L3:L60=I63)>0),M3:M60)

which is "equivalent" to but more robust:

=SUMPRODUCT((D3:D60=D63)*(J3:L60=I63)*(M3:M60))

=SUMPRODUCT(--(D3:D60=D63),--((J3:J60=I63)+(L3:L60=I63)>0),M3:M60)
...is...more robust [than]:
=SUMPRODUCT((D3:D60=D63)*(J3:L60=I63)*(M3:M60))
Thanks Aladin - but in what way is your alternative more "robust"? In what instances will yours stand up where mine will fail? And is ther ever a situation where "*" is better than --?

The Tamer said:
=SUMPRODUCT(--(D3:D60=D63),--((J3:J60=I63)+(L3:L60=I63)>0),M3:M60)
...is...more robust [than]:
=SUMPRODUCT((D3:D60=D63)*(J3:L60=I63)*(M3:M60))
Thanks Aladin - but in what way is your alternative more "robust"? In what instances will yours stand up where mine will fail? And is ther ever a situation where "*" is better than --?

Depending on what answer you expect, enter the data in I63 in J3, K3, and L3 for both formulas, you'll get different answers.

http://www.mrexcel.com/board2/viewtopic.php?t=125130&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=20

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