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# Excel/Operators in SUMIFS formula

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HiTom

Is it possible to use a "Begins with" operator in a sumifs formula?  One of my criteria is to sum cells in column F that begin with "REV", but I dont know how to put this in the formula.  So I would want to say something like:

=SUMIFS(K:K,E:E,"ACW",F:F,"begins with REV")

Do you know if this is possible?

Thanks

Gail

Gail,

You cannot use begins with as an operator but you can use a wild card to achieve the same result.  So the equivalent using a wildcard would be "REV*".  In your formula this would be:

=SUMIFS(K:K,E:E,"ACW",F:F,"REV*")

So that should do what you want.

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