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Hi Bob

Tom Ogilvy suggested I ask you this question.

I am trying to find a formula to go at the top of Column P that will add up the values in column N, if the text "PTC" appears in column P.  Now I know I can do this with a SUMIF, (sumif(P:P,"PTC",N:N)  but as I am using filters a lot on this spreadsheet, to isolate specific customers, what would be really useful would be the Subtotal 9 formula, which sums only what is in the filtered section.  Is there anyway of combining these two functions?



Don't use entire columns (P:P), but you can increase the 1000 if you need.

This comes from my book "Excel Outside the Box", Page 62.


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Bob Umlas


I`m a Microsoft Excel MVP (Most Valuable Professional) and have been since the inception of the program in 1995. I can answer every kind of Excel question except: API, Importing/exporting to other programs (powerpoint, word,...) Also check out my in-person training link at


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BA in math, Hofstra University, 1965

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