I have the following data in a Google Spreadsheet:

| Time | Include |
| 0:30 | No      |
| 1:00 | Yes     |
| 0:30 | Yes     |
| 0:30 | No      |
| 0:30 | Yes     |

I would like to add up the time where the column to the right is "Yes".

I am using the following to add up all time (3:00):


and I've tried the following to add up the time (2:00) where the adjacent column is Yes, but Google reports "#ERROR!":

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    If you'd searched here on Web Applications, then you would've found a few examples on how to do a summation. Another way of doing it is by using the SUMIF formula: =SUMIF(B2:B6;"Yes";A2:A6) May 3, 2013 at 11:30
  • The reason to why you need a comma in stead of a semicolon, has to do with the time-zone your in. Europe uses a comma as where USA uses a semicolon. May 3, 2013 at 11:37
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    @JacobJanTuinstra: Whether you can use a comma or semicolon is not necessarily related to the timezone, but with the locale/_language_ settings. Specifically whether the comma is being used as a decimal separator. If it is then you can't use a comma to also separate function arguments. In English we generally use a period as a decimal separator, so we can use either.
    – MrWhite
    May 3, 2013 at 16:11

2 Answers 2


Just realised FILTER should be comma separated:

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    Note that whether you need to use a comma or semicolon to separate function arguments is dependent on your language settings.
    – MrWhite
    May 3, 2013 at 16:13
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    Thanks! Another useful one is: =sum(Filter(A2:A, B2:B > EOMonth(now(), -1))), which sums all of the values for the current month, where A2:A contains the values, and B2:B contains the associated date.
    – jpaugh
    Jul 22, 2015 at 1:53
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    You're missing a closing parenthesis.
    – jpierson
    Nov 10, 2018 at 18:44
  • comma or semicolon usage should be specified in the accepted answer Apr 2, 2019 at 10:57
  • while this answer and the one below perfectly answers the question, I wonder if there is a solution using QUERY, as it would be more "tweakable" Mar 16, 2021 at 16:50

There is also a builtin function in Google Spreadsheet for this. That is SUMIF

Using SUMIF the solution would be like this:

  • The same goes for this that goes for xylar's answer: the commas may need to be replaced with semicolons depending on language settings.
    – bmaupin
    Mar 2, 2017 at 16:29
  • Most perfect solution Dec 24, 2019 at 12:59

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