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QUESTION: I use the following macro:  =sumif('LABOR DATA ENTRY'!B4:B3000,"Connally",'LABOR DATA ENTRY'!M4:M3000)

I enter labor for many different customers on the LABOR DATA ENTRY SHEET and this sums up the labor for my seperate job names on sheet 2. The job name in this example is "Connally".

My problem is that I have to manually modify the formula on sheet 2 each time I enter a new job name in the LABOR DATA ENTRY sheet.  I have to change the word "Connally" to the added job name.

Instead of modifying the formuala by hand to a new job name search word each time, can I have the search based on the contents of a cell?  Modifying the formula each time is too prone to error and it would be much easier to just type the job name in a referenced cell on sheet 2 and have the formula use that.
Thanks for your advice on this
Al

ANSWER: "... can I have the search based on the contents of a cell?  Modifying the formula each time is too prone to error and it would be much easier to just type the job name in a referenced cell on sheet 2 and have the formula use that. ..."

Yes

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QUESTION: Could you give me an example of how to do that?  It seems to me if I wrote C2 as a search reference my formula, then it would look for C2 instead of the contents of C2.  I need the format to enter a cell reference I think.
Thanks
Al

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QUESTION: I use the following macro:  =sumif('LABOR DATA ENTRY'!B4:B3000,"Connally",'LABOR DATA ENTRY'!M4:M3000)

Try  =sumif('LABOR DATA ENTRY'!B4:B3000,",'LABOR DATA ENTRY'!C2",'LABOR DATA ENTRY'!M4:M3000)

Just as you referenced the other cells.  I did not test this for syntax
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