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Problem with SumIF

edited 12/09/19 in Archived 2017 Posts

Hello @Craig and other Helpers

i experiment the same issue than other

sorry for my english but i m french

i copy your formula below and try to adapt with "laserjet" type

i want to make a sum if a name appear in the row i write it but doesn t work

=SUMIF( [Syndic]1: [Syndic]1132]; FIND("Crouzet"; @cell) > 1; [Total HT]1:[Total HT]1132)

in order to find "Crouzet" wich is a part of name ex "Crouzet Breil"

I m new to Smartsheet et don t understand why

Appriciate help of community

after i will reuse the same formula to make some with different type of  name exemple "foncia", "taboni" but can appeat in row "cabinet Foncia" , or "cabinet Taboni"


return error is #unparseable


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  • Mike Wilday
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    Try replacing your semicolons with commas. 

    =SUMIF( [Syndic]1: [Syndic]1132], FIND("Crouzet"; @cell) > 1, [Total HT]1:[Total HT]1132)

  • ArnaudLegrand

    thank you Mike but doesn t work

    =SUMIF( [Syndic]1: [Syndic]1132], FIND(Crouzet,@cell) > 1, [Total HT]1:[Total HT]1132)

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  • Mike Wilday
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    Try removing the brackets off of Syndic like this... brackets should only be used if the column name contains a space. 

    =SUMIF(Syndic1:Syndic1132], FIND("Crouzet",@cell) > 1, [Total HT]1:[Total HT]1132)

    There was also a space character after the first colon. Both of those could have been the issue. Also, the Find function should have "quotes" around the text you are searching for. Let me know if it works now. 

  • ArnaudLegrand

    hello Mike thank you so much

    but .. doesnt work 

    i think you understand my goal to make sum by name





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  • Mike Wilday
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    Hi Amaud, I hadn't responded because I had hoped another individual would chime in. I can't seem to get the formula with Find work. As a workaround,

    1. You can create a new column çalled Crouzet and place the find formula =Find("Crouzet", Syndic1) in the first field of that column.

    2. Use the little square in the bottom-right (or double-click it) to fill the formula all the way down)

    2. Hide the column if you don't want to see it in your view.

    3. Then use this formula to sum your =Sumif(crouzet1:crouzet1132, 1, [Total HT]1:[Total HT]1132)

    I was able to get this done in my example. 


  • Mike Wilday
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    Essentially, you could create a column for each "Name you are trying to sum and use the same formula to tally those. 

  • ArnaudLegrand

    thank you but doesnt fit my need 

    i ask the support to help me


  • J. Craig Williams
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    Legrand approached me offline about this and I finally got to it on Aug 22 I'm a bit behind on August threads so am just getting here.

    He shared the sheet with me and I fixed it. Here's what I told him:

    I added this formula:

    =SUMIF(Syndic1:Syndic1122, FIND("CROUZET", @cell) > 1, [Total HT]1:[Total HT]1122)

    to the cell next to your sum in row 1123 as I did not know where to put it.

    Syndic1 points to the [Syndic] column, row 1. 

    Syndic1122 points to the same column, but row 1122.

    If you don't have a row 1122, you will get an error.

    Better is to try to use the whole column like this


    instead of 


    Also, if using the exact rows, all the ranges need to be the same size.

    This would work

    =SUMIF(Syndic1:Syndic1122, FIND("CROUZET", @cell) > 1, [Total HT]1:[Total HT]1122)

    but this would not

    =SUMIF(Syndic1:Syndic1122, FIND("CROUZET", @cell) > 1, [Total HT]1:[Total HT]999)

    (I changed the last number to 999)

    He said that worked.


  • Mike Wilday
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    edited 09/05/17

    Gotcha, so it was an issue with the number of rows in his sheet. Thanks for sharing the solution. It looks like the number of rows in his sheet changed from his original post. This is one of the downfalls of community support (not having all the facts). :) I like the range solution without the row numbers. I have started using that more and will advise community members accordingly. I will also try to keep that in mind when community members share formulas with a specific range from the get go. I am glad you were able to assist him and that it now works.

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