Multiple (mutually exclusive) SUMIFS in one column
Hello
Is it possible to have multiple SUMIFS working in one column, if you ensure that their criteria are mutually exclusive?
I want to have the following function in various rows of the same column:
=SUMIFS([Jan'23]:[Jan'23], Function:Function, Function@row, [Cost Center]:[Cost Center], [Cost Center]@row)
Via the selected Functions and CostCenters, it is ensured that the different SUMIFS are not referencing the same values or even each other... Nevertheless, I still get a CirculareReference error...
Is it just not possible to have mutliple SUMIFS in one column? I found one workaround in the forums but I don't want to work with Parents()/Children() as I use this for other parts of the calculation...
Thanks in advance for any help, David
Answers

You can have multiple SUMIFS in one column. Is the column you are putting the formula in being referenced by the formula?

Hi Paul
Yes, it is in one of the columns.
However, according to the formula description, the specific cell with the formula itself should be automatically removed from the calculation... Just don't know whether that works for several cells...
I made a small sampleproject. For one single calculation, it works fine.
It calculates the sum of all workers from a specific department and on a specific cost center.
However, if I want to add the exact same thing for a different CostCenter (so it would look at a completely different data set), it breaks all calculcations:
Any ideas?

You are going to have to put the formula in a different column. You can only have one circular reference in a column.

Ok, so you can have one 'quasi' circular reference in a column  but only one...
a bit weird, as I think the exception should / could work for others as well... but thanks anyway for the answer!
Best, David
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