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j-den Calculating status...
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Aug 30, 2013 4:32 AM

It would be great to obtain some help to find the formula to obtain a code to implement the following procedure in numbers, iWork. Basically, I want to compare a cell (lets call the cell "a1") with a range of cells (abbreviated with "ci" where i stands for a range of numbers, e.g.1 to 10 so that we obtain the cell c1, c2 etc). If a1=ci, then I would like numbers to add add the respective values of bi (where b is a different column but the same row "i") and return the value of the sum. I hope my description makes sense.


abc:=proc(a1,c,b) #where c=column and a1=cell, b=column

for i from 1 to 10 do #range 1 to 10 for simplification, best would be to add variables to that too

if ci=a1 then

end if;
end do;


end proc;


Any help would be very much appreciated!

  • Wayne Contello Level 6 Level 6 (12,820 points)
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    Aug 30, 2013 4:54 AM (in response to j-den)

    there is a function called sumif() that will conditaionally sum a cell in a column if the value in another column meets a condition.


    Screen Shot 2013-08-30 at 6.49.52 AM.png


    In this example A1 if the value to test for.  Column B is what is conditionally summed, and column C is what is compared to A1


    A4=SUMIF(C, A1, B)


    column C contains the test values

    A1 contains the condition

    column B contains the sum values when the valus in the same row matches the value in A1



    There is a function reference builting that is pretty helpful.  You can open this vy selecting the menu item "View > Show Function Browser"

  • Wayne Contello Level 6 Level 6 (12,820 points)
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    Aug 30, 2013 5:20 AM (in response to j-den)

    Greaty.  There are some super helpful people on these forums so post back with other questions.


    Best regards,



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