Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Posts
    676
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    IS NOT a word (Excel 2000)

    =SUMIF(F16:F5002,ISNOT("Missing"),G16:G5002) is not working. How does one specify to sum a range when the test range does not have a certain word? Yet the formula does get accepted. Taking the quotes out doesn't help. Thanks.

  2. #2
    WS Lounge VIP sdckapr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Posts
    11,225
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 342 Times in 335 Posts

    Re: IS NOT a word (Excel 2000)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by sdckapr on 27-Oct-04 15:28. Added more info)</P>Try:
    =SUMIF(F16:F5002,"<>Missing",G16:G5002)

    Steve
    FYI,
    You did not get an error since the sumif was looking for the error. ISNOT("Missing") yields a #NAME? error. If you were to put some #NAME? errors in the range F16:F5002, excel would have dutifully summed the values in G corresponding to these errors. I assume, you had none, and the sumif gave zero.

  3. #3
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Posts
    676
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: IS NOT a word (Excel 2000)

    Thank you. I had had <>"Missing" earlier and did not have the wit to change it. What is the specification for "not blank"? "<>"""?

  4. #4
    Uranium Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Posts
    9,508
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts

    Re: IS NOT a word (Excel 2000)

    <>""

    will work, or if you like to be longwinded, and it doesn't work in a SUMIF,

    NOT(ISBLANK(ref))
    -John ... I float in liquid gardens
    UTC -7ąDS

  5. #5
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Posts
    676
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: IS NOT a word (Excel 2000)

    OK. So it is "<>Missing" and yet <>"" for blanks. Interesting. Thanks.

  6. #6
    Uranium Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Posts
    9,508
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts

    Re: IS NOT a word (Excel 2000)

    Pardon me, I'm wrong - we are talking SUMIF, for non-blanks use:

    =SUMIF(ref,"<>"&"",ref)
    -John ... I float in liquid gardens
    UTC -7ąDS

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •