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hi tom! happy new year!

so, i have this formula which subtotals if a cell equals certain data (where F contains the raw data, O is the data reference):

this works great for all but one of my formula needs - for this last one, i'm looking for a subtoal if a cell contains certain text (rather than equalling a cell's entire contents) - ex. if data in column be contains the word 'Belief'. do you know a way to adjust the above formula to account for that?

My best,



This should do what you describe.

>ex. if data in column be contains the word 'Belief'.

there appears to be a typo in that line on what column to look at so I will show the example using column F but you can put in any column that contains the string as the second argument to FIND


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