SumIf contains certain text--use FIND?

Hong Ly
Hong Ly
edited 12/09/19 in Formulas and Functions

Sorry, I tried to search the archives but couldn't follow the examples so am hoping someone could help me with this specific scenario. I am trying to put together a budget that is summing up columns that contain certain text. I would like to figure out how to sumif Row 3 all columns containing the term "grant" so that I can get $5000

=SUMIFS([Column4]4:[Column10]4, [Column4]3:[Column10]3, "Grant")

I read that Smartsheet can't search for specific text and someone on another thread suggested some solution using Find. Can someone help understand how I might use "find" in this scenario? Thanks!

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  • J. Craig Williams
    J. Craig Williams ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    This formula will work for both Grant and Contract (5000 / 1500 results)

    =SUMIFS($[Column4]$4:$[Column10]$4, $[Column4]$3:$[Column10]$3, FIND([GL Name]@row, @cell) > 0)

    I used absolute references so the formula can be copied to the next row



    oops. Just noticed you used "Contracts" instead of "Contract". Hopefully you get the idea and can make this work.



  • That worked! Thank you so much!!! I greatly appreciate it. I also didn't now about the @row and @ cell features so look forward to using that in different scenarios too.

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