Reference another sheet to return quantities from multiple rows

Hi all -

I am building sheets with corresponding forms to allow individuals to receive and distribute supplies across several locations.

What I need: a master inventory sheet reference other sheets, specifically for an item name and the quantities received. The quantities received will have multiple continuous entries (rows) over time, owing to the forms used to receive these items.

When I utilize VLOOKUP it will only return the first match it finds:

What formula, or combination of, could be used to return those totals from multiple rows?

Thank you.

Best Answer

  • Genevieve P.
    Genevieve P. Employee Admin
    edited 01/21/22 Answer ✓

    Hi @priley89

    It sounds like a SUMIF Function would work for you!

    A SUMIF works like this:

    =SUMIF({Column with Criteria}, "Criteria", {Column to Sum})


    So in your case, something like this:

    =SUMIF({Total Received Column}, [Item Name]@row, {Item Name Column})


    Let me know if this returns your expected result.

    Cheers,

    Genevieve

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