SUMIF the amount in one column has the correct pipeline status in another column

edited 12/09/19 in Formulas and Functions

Can someone please help me with SUMIF, I am losing my mind and keep getting errors. 


I have a pipeline document with status' ( approved, declined, awaiting client, in progress,etc) and I need to show in a dashboard the sum associated with each item. 


PIPELINE STATUS | dropdown with status'

AMOUNT APPROVED |  the dollar amounts per grant


I have tried: 

1. =sumif(amount approved:amount approved, "approved", [pipeline status]:[pipeline status])              =#unparseable

2.  =sumif([amount approved]:[amount approved], "approved", [pipeline status]:[pipeline status])

= gives me a $0 but should be $37,111

3. =sumif([amount approved]:[amount approved],[pipeline status]:[pipeline status], "approved")

= incorrect argument set


=sumif(amount approved:amount approved,[pipeline status]:[pipeline status], "approved")



Can someone please help? I am starting to lose it and on a deadline. :) 


Thank you! 

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  • lizbairdsd

    * correction I have been using the correct title name "approved amount" 



  • L_123
    L_123 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    sumif(Range, Criteria, [Sum Range])

    as per documentation on

    Range: Range on which the criteria is checked against

    Criteria: Criteria you wish to search on the range

    [Sum Range]: Hard brackets means optional. If left empty, Range will be used as sum. If range is posted, when range meets criteria, value in [Sum Range] will be used as sum.

    In your case,

    range: [Pipeline Status]:[Pipeline Status]

    Criteria: "Approved"

    [Sum Range]: [Amount Approved]:[Amount Approved]

    =sumif([Pipeline Status]:[Pipeline Status],"Approved",[Amount Approved]:[Amount Approved])

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