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Excel/COUNTIF Function in EXCEL 2007


Hi Tom,
I need help with a countif formula:

I have a table:
- In column A (A2:A25): The days of the week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday... Sunday, Monday...Wednesday).
- In column B (B2:B25): numbers 2 through 25 (2,3,4... 8,9,...25).

I have another table:
- In row 2 (G2:M2): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
- In row 3 (G3:M3): Total number for each day; this where I need help. I assume I should use a COUNTIF formula in cells G3:M3 which, in cell G3 for instance, will look through cells A2:A25 to locate cells that have "Monday" as value and compute the total of the corresponding numbers in cells B2:B25; for H3, it will be "Tuesday" and so on...

Thanks for your help.  


If I correctly understand the situation and the cells A2:A25 and B2:M2 actually contain strings values like "Monday" and "Tuesday" then

G3:  =sumif($A$2:$A$25,G$2,$B$2:$B$25)

then drag fill to the right to M3

Tom Ogilvy

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