Feel a bit stooopid asking this (as most of you know I only answer....)
I've seen examples in the past but I can't find anything when I need it...
Say I have a worksheet called "DATA" with 2 columns A & B
In Column B I have numbers I wish to sum.
In Column A I have a string of variable length...
Now let's say on another sheet called "CALCS" I also have 2 columns A & B
in A I have
in Col B i want a sumif that sums "DATA" Column B where "DATA" Left(Column A,3) = abc - ie I only want to test against left 3 characters.... or more specifically "abc" (could be "ab" for arguments sake) ... how do I do that?