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Exclude values based on formatting

Jamie Gray
edited 12/09/19 in Archived 2015 Posts

i.e. exclude red from a SUM function, so all the red values are not added up 

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  • Travis
    Travis Employee
    edited 12/04/15

    Hi Jamie, there isnt a function that can identify formatting. Is the text manually formatted or is it based on a conditional format? If it is based on a conditional format then its likely you can the same condition in a SUMIF formula. 


    If the text is manually formatted red, you could add a Checkbox column and check the boxes for the red rows then use a SUMIF to only sum the rows where the checkbox is not checked. Let me know if you need help with this formula. 

  • J. Craig Williams
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    Taking Travis' suggestion one step further, if you are add the Checkbox column, you could use conditional formatting to set the appropriate cells red. This will save you a few clicks of the mouse when formatting.



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