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On 04/21/2016 03:43 PM, Piet van Oostrum wrote:
John R. Sowden wrote:

  > I have an accounting ledger in calc, with two columns in question.
  > col 1 is credit (amount charged to account) and  col 2 is the account
  > number (a 4 digit number currently formatted a  number with no decimal,
  > but not text).
  > My objective is to sum the amounts in column 1 if col 2=1234.  Not a
  > problem.  Done.
  > Now I want to sum the amounts in column 1 if the number in col 2 is 1234
  > or 2345 or 6789)
  > I tried just putting the numbers in the sumif field, I tried putting
  > them in parentheses,  and finally I tried the OR() function by making
  > the criteria field in sumif OR(1234,2345,6789).
  > No dice.  Two questions:
  > 1) what is the solution to my problem?
  > 20 Where can I go for more reference material than the help screen to
  > solve these little problems?
  > thanks,
  > John

You could use a regular expression for the criterium. You will have to enable regular expressions 
in formulas.


Look in the Calc Guide.
Thank you all. It worked. By the way Regular Expression is on by default, as I would not have touched it as I didn't know what effect it would have. Your responses open up more possibilities!


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