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How to: Excel 2003 macro to sum visible values only?

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment


at the moment, I have a very large spreadsheet (40k+ rows), the data includes columns for “name”, “date” and “value”. the format is uniform.
I want to be able to sum all “values” with the same “name” and “date”.

Name date value
peter 201103 7
pan 201103 9
felix 201104 9
peter 201104 12
peter 201104 17

Now, I want to sum the value for all “peter” with date “201104”.
One approach is SUMFS but that is not at my disposal (using excel 2003 only).
Another thing I tried is to first filter via inputbox autofilter for the date and then use SUMIF to sum the values if they have the same name. PROBLEM: SUMIF also adds up the invisible cells.
Best would be a vba approach.
Has anyone an Idea? It would be of tromendous help!

Thank you for your time!

How to&Answers:

Do a pivot table. Then use the Page as a filter for Peter and 201104. That’s the fastest way to get to the answer.


This formula will sum values based on multiple criteria and will skip filtered rows:

Data is assumed to be in A1:C6.

Note: This is an array formula–instead of simply pressing Enter, you need to do Ctrl+Shift+Enter. When entered correctly, you’ll see curly braces around the formula in the formula bar.


Use the SUBTOTAL function. When you filter, only the filtered rows are aggregated (depending on the function specified).

The following will “SUM” the range A1:10.

=SUBTOTAL(9, A1:A10)