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Stephen Hartley wrote at 2013-02-26 12:09:28
I should say add that even though the Prod a is appearing in the various cells at the minute, they could appear anywhere across the 6 lines, on any of the days, so the example shown is just an example. I need to search down all 5 days, and across the 6 lines, for the same product, count the number of packs altogether and put the result into the cell.

How does that translate into a formula?

Stephen Hartley wrote at 2013-02-28 09:25:05
=SUM(SUMIF(OFFSET('WK1'!B7:B66,0,{0,2}),'Qtr1 Actuals'!C7,OFFSET('WK1'!D7:D66,0,{0,2})))

Thanks for your help, but the cell is returning a zero value when i use the formula as above even though I have data in the cell I am trying to lift from.

What could be the problem?  

Wk1 is the spreadsheet with the data in it, B7:B66 AND D7:D66 are the ranges, but still no data is being returned. C7 is the name of the product I am searching for.

Can you explain what the 0,{0,2,} means just incase that might be where its going wrong?

I am also using it as an array, control, shift and enter so that doesnt seem to be having any effect either.  

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