The sum of the same function that is used for a range of cells

Discussion in 'Excel Beginners' started by Drakendodertje, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. Hi all,

    With no background in excel i'm trying to create a sheet in wich we ca
    schedule the worktime from various employees for a charit
    organisation.

    One of the functions i'm trying to implement is to show if respectivel
    the morning, afternoon and evening are under- or overstaffed, or jus
    adequately. For example i designed a function for the morninghours to b
    read from a cell C4:

    =IF(0,5-C4>0;0,5-C4;0)

    now i need the sum of using this function seperately for differen
    cells. So i designed it like this:

    =SUM(IF(0,5-C4>0;0,5-C4;0);IF(0,5-C5>0;0,5-C5;0);IF(0,5-C6>0;0,5-C6;0);IF(0,5-C7>0;0,5-C7;0);IF(0,5-C8>0;0,5-C8;0);IF(0,5-C9>0;0,5-C9;0))

    This works. But like the SUM(C4:C9) formula, i would prefer to brin
    this formula down to a range instead of inserting the function for eac
    cell seperately. I tried this:

    =SUM(IF(0,5-(C4:C9)>0;0,5-(C4:C9);0)) an
    =IF(0,5-(C4:C9)>0;0,5-(C4:C9);0)

    It seemed logical to me, but apparently this doesn't work. Does somebod
    know the proper notation for a range, because this would mean it is muc
    easier for the user of the sheet to insert a new employee in the futur
    without having to alter the affected formulas himself.

    I also have a new function that reads like this:

    =IF((IF(D4-0,5)>(5/24); (5/24); D4-0,5))>0; (IF(D4-0,5>(5/24); (5/24)
    D4-0,5)); 0)

    This works also, but again i would like to use it for the range D4 to D
    in this case. I hope/think the same answer for notation applies here a
    well, but i just add it for the sake of complete info.

    Thanks so much to anyone who replies in advance,

    sincerely,

    Jori
     
    Drakendodertje, Sep 24, 2013
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  2. Drakendodertje

    Claus Busch Guest

    Hi Joris,

    Am Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:39:02 +0100 schrieb Drakendodertje:
    try:
    =SUM(IF(C4:C9<0.5,0.5-C4:C9))
    and enter the arrayy formula with CTRL+Shift+Enter


    Regards
    Claus B.
     
    Claus Busch, Sep 24, 2013
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  3. Hi Claus,

    Thanks for your assistance, it's much appreciated

    Your suggestion worked liked a charm. I guess this is my introduction t
    CSE-formulas :
     
    Drakendodertje, Sep 25, 2013
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