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# I want to ask about a formula. Is any way to do?

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### I want to ask about a formula. Is any way to do?

I have first column in excel for specific entry like, "c", "p", etc, I want a formula which can only handles the cells of that row where "c" exist in first column. Actually i want to copy the other cells information of that specific row where "c" occur.

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If "c" is always the first character in the cell you could use this. It assumes that your first item of data is in A1

=IF(LEFT(+A1,1)="c",

Then type in what you want to do after the ","

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Thanks for the reply, but sorry perhaps i could not explain exactly what i want. I try again. I have a large data about a the sale detail of an item. Every customer data collect in separate row. I want to collect information of specific customer for which i have made 1st column in which i put any unique letter to call that row. I don't know the way how to call other cells of that row with this specific letter or this is right way to getting information. e.g., i want to copy or sum or any other formula to get C5, D5 or E5 data for which i put "p" in A5. Perhaps you will understand, now tell me if i am trying in right way or not, and guide me what will be possible solution. Regards.

## Full formula

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If you want to put the formula down every row but only show those with a specific letter then use this for text

=IF(+A5="p",C5&" "&D5&" "&E5," ")

If you want to add numbers together to get a total

=IF(+A5="p",+C5+D5+E5,0)

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I suggest to use SUMIF instead. Give me a sign if you need more help.
Sam

## It depends

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There are a couple of ways of handling this. One would be to use filtering (highlight your heading row, click the Data tab in the ribbon and click the Filter icon). You can then select the dropdown box on the heading of the column containing your c's and p's and untick the p's. Excel will now only display rows where the first column is a 'c'. You would typically use this in combination with the SUBTOTAL formula for your other columns. For example, if column B contained the total sale amount, using SUBTOTAL at the end of that column will show you the total for only the rows that are displayed (that is, only the rows that start with a 'c').

If you just want to sum a column or two and you do not want to hide rows as you would if you used a filter, then Jojo's suggestion of using SUMIF (or similar formula's like AVERAGEIF) is spot on. Lets say you have two columns; column A contains either 'c' or 'p', and column B contains the sale total. And you have rows 2 through 10 with values. You'd use SUMIF by entering the following formula in cell B11:
=SUMIF(A2:A10,"=c",B2:B10)

That formula says "look at column A for each row 2 through 10. If the value of column A equals c then include the value of column B in the SUM".

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Thanks again for reply, sorry for late reply from my side as i was busy. This help me a bit, Now i tell you the scenario of my data, I have a data consisting of several rows and ten (10) columns. I have made a performa on next sheet to get information of a single separate row. I have made 10 blocks in it as my row has 10 columns. My three columns have alphabets and 07 columns have digits. I only want to copy of that 10 columns data of a specific row in my performa blocks, but problems is that user will enter the data and he can't change the row number in formula, for this i have add a column to start and tell user to enter letter "p" in that row for which you want to print that performa. So help me that which kind of formula i can use which will automatic collect that row's information where user put "p". Or there is any other way to get information as i am trying a difficulty way or wrong way.
Regards

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I'm still not clear on exactly what you are trying to do. Are you simply trying to pull out the values in those ten columns for a given row, and display them on a separate sheet? Or are you using a separate sheet to gather the input from the user, and are trying to save that to a new row on the first sheet? Or something different altogether?

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Yes, i simply trying to pull out the values in those ten columns for a given row which is the information of a particular customer and then print this information, user will input the data and on demand will print this, but problem is only this that there is no specific row number which i can put in formula, row number can be at random. For this purpose i am trying to do (may be wrong attempt) by creating a column at start and put a letter "p" for to the row to print and use the "p" in formula in some way.