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# Approximate text in cell to sum up

Discussion in 'Ask an Excel Question' started by shili12, Dec 6, 2017 at 7:20 PM.

1. ### shili12New Member

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Objective: I have fuzzy logic in my excel but it compares 2 columns , but i have inexact data in debtors list, (rules of prevention of database duplication were not followed), is there a way a macro or a combination in fuzzy logic that i can have these results :-
SOLUTION:
X insurance Ltd:
5800-480+4700-950=\$9070.00
Y Enterprises: 8900+950=\$9850.00

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2. ### vletmWell-Known Member

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shili12
This could be one possible...

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3. ### HuiExcel NinjaStaff Member

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=SUMPRODUCT((LEFT(A2:A7,5)="X Ins")*(B2:B7)) = 9070
=SUMPRODUCT((LEFT(A2:A7,5)="Y Ent")*(B2:B7)) = 9850
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4. ### bosco_yipExcel Ninja

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Similar to Hui's formula :

=SUMIF(A:A,"X*",B:B) =9070

=SUMIF(A:A,"Y*",B:B) =9850

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Bosco