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I have a Google Sheets like this:

Hours | Project
2.5     ABC
0.5     DEF
1.0     ABC
0.25    GHI
1.5     DEF

I would like to create an output that shows me all combined hour values on a per-project basis, so something like:

Hours combined | Project
3.5              ABC
2.0              DEF
0.25             GHI

This seems a rather simple logic, but I don't even know what exactly to search for.

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The easiest way to achieve that will be with QUERY(). Assuming your data is in A6:B11, to obtain the result you want use the following formula:

=query(A6:B11, "select B, sum(A) group by B", 1)

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  • Great, thank you a lot! I added in an additional is not null check to not sum hours that don't have a project, other than that it works perfect. Leaving the -1 for headers away makes more sense on my data. – kontur Jun 12 '17 at 16:57

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