## Monday, July 15, 2013

Question:

( by Zack18 )

Hello,

I'm performing a "SUMIF" using multiple criteria, so to do this I've created an "IFERROR(SUM(FILTER" function. I want to filter out all cells in a given range that don't contain an "M" or a "D" in the text. This works for one, ie "M" only, but when adding the second, it never works. Here's the equation I've developed:

=iferror(SUM(FILTER(C\$3:C\$100,B\$3:B\$100=L31,SEARCH("M",E\$3:E\$100),SEARCH("D",E3:E10))))

If I were to take out one of those SEARCH functions it would work just fine. Adding the second one creates a problem. Is there any way to make this work?

Zack.

Solution:

Have a look at the following screenshot:

I have the following formula in Cell G1:

=sum(iferror(query(B3:E;"select C where B='"& L31 &"' and ( not E contains 'M' and not E contains 'D') ")))

As you have mentioned in your question:
"I want to filter out all cells in a given range that don't contain an "M" or a "D" in the text."
So I have included not in my query.

You can manipulate the above formula by changing the 'and' to 'or' and removing 'not' as per your requirement.

the above formula takes 'M' as case sensitive, so if you also wish to include search for 'm' and 'd' then add more condition in the query.

NOTE: the above formula will work if you have non-numeric value in Cell L31 and if you have numeric value then try the following formula:

=sum(iferror(query(B3:E;"select C where B="& L31 &" and ( not E contains 'M' and not E contains 'D') ")))

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