To subtotal values by invoice number, you can use a formula based on COUNTIF and SUMIF. In the example shown, the formula in E5 is:


Generic formula



This formula uses COUNTIF with an expanding range to first check if the current row is the first occurrence of a given invoice number:


This expression only returns TRUE when this is the first occurrence of a given invoice number. If so, a SUMIF calculation is run:


Here, SUMIF generates a total sum by invoice number, using the amounts in column D. If the count is not 1, the formula simply returns an empty string ("")

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