Trying to use SUMIF to Sum one column but only of the items in another column

I am trying to get the SUM of SaaS Value if the value in the Backlog Status column is Active Backlog.

Tried this and I am getting unparseable

SUMIF([Backlog Status]:[Backlog Status],”Inactive Backlog”, [SaaS Value]:[SaaS Value])

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  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Answer ✓

    Hi @jvanhemm

    I hope you're well and safe!

    Try something like this.

    =SUMIF([Backlog Status]:[Backlog Status],"Inactive Backlog", [SaaS Value]:[SaaS Value])

    Did that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe, and have a fantastic week!


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  • Paul Newcome
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    It looks like maybe you typed the formula in Word or some other similar application. Try retyping it here, directly in the sheet, or in a text editor such as Notepad.

    The slanted commas are called "Smart Quotes" which are (ironically enough) not recognized as valid characters in Smartsheet formulas.

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