# Question regarding equation output if cell value is negative

Hello all.

In a budget tracking sheet I created, I have a row titled "Remaining" that subtracts monthly input spending from the original "Bid" column. In the case that a value in the "Remaining" column is negative (over budget) I would like this number to be subtracted from a contingency row I have in my bid column where everything is totaled and output the result of that equation to my remaining column in in the contingency row. I have included a screenshot labeled to clarify.

• You should be able to do this with the SUMIFS() function based on the condition that <0.

=Bid@row + SUMIFS(Remaining2:Remaining22, Remaining2:Remaining22, <0)

Where the 2:22 rows are dependent on the rows you'd want to subtract from your contingency. Be cautious of this in case you have any parent formulas that would be negative so that you don't double count. If that's the case you would have to put an additional condition into your SUMIFS() to omit anything with COUNT(CHILDREN())>0.

Jason Tarpinian - Sevan Technology

Smartsheet Platinum Partner

• You should be able to do this with the SUMIFS() function based on the condition that <0.

=Bid@row + SUMIFS(Remaining2:Remaining22, Remaining2:Remaining22, <0)

Where the 2:22 rows are dependent on the rows you'd want to subtract from your contingency. Be cautious of this in case you have any parent formulas that would be negative so that you don't double count. If that's the case you would have to put an additional condition into your SUMIFS() to omit anything with COUNT(CHILDREN())>0.

Jason Tarpinian - Sevan Technology

Smartsheet Platinum Partner

• Jason,

It worked perfectly! Thanks so much for your help.

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