I have values in column L and I'd like to SUM what is in column B IF the value in L is greater than 1600

Here is my formula:


I'm getting a result of 0 in the cell currently (expecting some numbers as there are values in L larger than 1600)

  • Hi, yes it could be, I'm using this formula in L to get the number out of a text cell that begins with numbers: =LEFT(A2,FIND("x",A2)-1)
    – Drewdavid
    Feb 19, 2014 at 23:00
  • Ok thanks, was just finding the VALUE function after your comment :)
    – Drewdavid
    Feb 19, 2014 at 23:02

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Looks as though, as with Excel, the string functions (LEFT, MID, RIGHT) return strings regardless of whether these look like numbers. So a solution is to force conversion with =VALUE hence:


in ColumnL should provide the input required for the existing =SUMIF formula to function as intended.

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