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I'd like to sum the cells in a column where the cell above contains a string. For example, sum all the cells where the cell directly above contains the string "Transport".

For example, in the following (which I have just inserted the correct numbers into), the 'Total transport' cell contains 42 as it is the sum of 10 + 20 + 12, from those cells with the string 'Transport' above them.

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You can use do it in several steps :

  • check if condition is met
  • set value accordingly
  • sum all

Using =IF (logical_test, [value_if_true], [value_if_false])

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=IF(A1="hello", A2,0) - this will set the values in the B column according the existence of a string. Than you can use =SUM(B2:B12).

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  • The question is ambiguous. Though I felt, OP has some numbers is those cells and OP wants the summation of those numbers, only if the cell (which contains the number) lies below a cell (which contains the string). Feb 10 at 17:28
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    I've edited the question to clarify.
    – Ben W
    Feb 10 at 21:02

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