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Hi Tom

I am looking for a formula that will look in Row 5 for a particular month, then, when it finds it, look in the cell 3 rows above (ie row2), then sum this cell and the cell to the right of it, eg:

If "June" occurs in cell O5 and AN5, I want the formula to sum together O2, P2, AN2 and AO2

(There will be many occurrences of June on row 5)

I think it will be some combination of Index/match/offset, but cant get it right.

Gail

Gail,

I would do it this way

=SUMIF(\$A\$5:\$BB\$5,"June",\$A\$2:\$BB\$2)+SUMIF(\$A\$5:\$BB\$5,"June",\$B\$2:\$BC\$2)

this was tested and worked for me.  Row 5 must hold the text string "June" and not be a date occurring in the month of June.

You can change the range to match the extent of your data. I used A5:BB5 as the extent of my data for row 5 and row 2 being A2:BC2  The third argument of the second sumif (\$B\$2:\$BC\$2) should be one cell to the right of the third argument of the first sumif (\$A\$2:\$BB\$2).  All ranges should include the same number of cells.

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Regards,
Tom Ogilvy
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