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sum up combinations of numbers from list to get specific total

I'm trying to find a utility to add up combinations of numbers from an Excel
list that match a specified total.

We had such a utility a couple of years ago, but can't find it now.
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Answer: sum up combinations of numbers from list to get specific total

You can use the SUMIF function in Excel to add up combinations of numbers from a list that match a specified total. Here's how:
1. First, make sure your list of numbers is in a column in Excel.
2. Next, decide on the total you want to match. Let's say you want to find all combinations of numbers that add up to 10.
3. In a new cell, enter the formula "=SUMIF(A:A,"="&10,B:B)", where A:A is the column with your list of numbers and B:B is the column where you want to display the results.
4. Press enter and Excel will display the sum of all combinations of numbers from your list that add up to 10.

Note that this formula will only work for combinations of two numbers. If you want to find combinations of three or more numbers, you'll need to use a more complex formula. One option is to use the SUMIFS function, which allows you to specify multiple criteria. For example, "=SUMIFS(B:B,A:A,"<"&10,B:B,"<"&10)" will find all combinations of three or more numbers that add up to less than 10.
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sum up combinations of numbers from list to get specific total

My standard response:

Find numbers that add up to a specified sum.
Niek Otten
05-Apr-06

This type of application tends to be very resource-consuming. It is wise to
test a solution first with a limited
set of data
One option is using Solver; I include an example given by MVP Peo Sjoblom.
The other is a rather famous VBA Sub by Harlan Grove. There seems to be one
flaw: if the table is sorted ascending and the first n numbers sum up to the
required value exactly, it will miss that combination. I dont know if this
has been corrected later.
Note the requirements for your settings documented in the code itself

Peos solution:
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One way but you need the solver add-in installed (it comes with
put the data set in let's say A2:A8, in B2:B8 put a set of ones {1,1,1 etc}
in C2 put 8, in D2 put
=SUMPRODUCT(A2:A7,B2:B7)
select D2 and do toolssolver, set target cell \$D\$2 (should come up
automatically if selected)
Equal to a Value of 8, by changing cells \$B\$2:\$B\$7, click add under Subject
to the constraints of:
in Cell reference put
\$B\$2:\$B\$7
from dropdown select Bin, click OK and click Solve, Keep solver solution
and look at the table
2 1
4 0
5 0
6 1
9 0
13 0
there you can see that 4 ones have been replaced by zeros and the adjacent
cells to the 2 ones
total 8
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Regards,
Peo Sjoblom
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Harlans solution:

'Begin VBA Code

€˜ By Harlan Grove

Sub findsums()
'This *REQUIRES* VBAProject references to
'Microsoft Scripting Runtime
'Microsoft VBScript Regular Expressions 1.0 or higher

Const TOL As Double = 0.000001 'modify as needed
Dim c As Variant

Dim j As Long, k As Long, n As Long, p As Boolean
Dim s As String, t As Double, u As Double
Dim v As Variant, x As Variant, y As Variant
Dim dc1 As New Dictionary, dc2 As New Dictionary
Dim dcn As Dictionary, dco As Dictionary
Dim re As New RegExp

re.Global = True
re.IgnoreCase = True

On Error Resume Next

Set x = Application.InputBox( _
Prompt:="Enter range of values:", _
Title:="findsums", _
Default:="", _
Type:=8 _
)

If x Is Nothing Then
Err.Clear
Exit Sub
End If

y = Application.InputBox( _
Prompt:="Enter target value:", _
Title:="findsums", _
Default:="", _
Type:=1 _
)

If VarType(y) = vbBoolean Then
Exit Sub
Else
t = y
End If

On Error GoTo 0

Set dco = dc1
Set dcn = dc2

Call recsoln

For Each y In x.Value2
If VarType(y) = vbDouble Then
If Abs(t - y) < TOL Then
recsoln "+" & Format(y)

ElseIf dco.Exists(y) Then
dco(y) = dco(y) + 1

ElseIf y < t - TOL Then

c = CDec(c + 1)
Application.StatusBar = "[1] " & Format(c)

End If

End If
Next y

n = dco.Count

ReDim v(1 To n, 1 To 3)

For k = 1 To n
v(k, 1) = dco.Keys(k - 1)
v(k, 2) = dco.Items(k - 1)
Next k

qsortd v, 1, n

For k = n To 1 Step -1
v(k, 3) = v(k, 1) * v(k, 2) + v(IIf(k = n, n, k + 1), 3)
If v(k, 3) t Then dcn.Add Key:="+" & _
Format(v(k, 1)), Item:=v(k, 1)
Next k

On Error GoTo CleanUp
Application.EnableEvents = False
Application.Calculation = xlCalculationManual

For k = 2 To n
dco.RemoveAll
swapo dco, dcn

For Each y In dco.Keys
p = False

For j = 1 To n
If v(j, 3) < t - dco(y) - TOL Then Exit For
x = v(j, 1)
s = "+" & Format(x)
If Right(y, Len(s)) = s Then p = True
If p Then
re.Pattern = "\" & s & "(?=(\+|\$))"
If re.Execute(y).Count < v(j, 2) Then
u = dco(y) + x
If Abs(t - u) < TOL Then
recsoln y & s
ElseIf u < t - TOL Then
c = CDec(c + 1)
Application.StatusBar = "[" & Format(k) & "] " & _
Format(c)
End If
End If
End If
Next j
Next y

If dcn.Count = 0 Then Exit For
Next k

If (recsoln() = 0) Then _
MsgBox Prompt:="all combinations exhausted", _
Title:="No Solution"

CleanUp:
Application.EnableEvents = True
Application.Calculation = xlCalculationAutomatic
Application.StatusBar = False

End Sub

Private Function recsoln(Optional s As String)
Const OUTPUTWSN As String = "findsums solutions" 'modify to taste

Static r As Range
Dim ws As Worksheet

If s = "" And r Is Nothing Then
On Error Resume Next
Set ws = ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets(OUTPUTWSN)
If ws Is Nothing Then
Err.Clear
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Set ws = ActiveSheet
r.Parent.Name = OUTPUTWSN
ws.Activate
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Else
ws.Cells.Clear
Set r = ws.Range("A1")
End If
recsoln = 0
ElseIf s = "" Then
recsoln = r.Row - 1
Set r = Nothing
Else
r.Value = s
Set r = r.Offset(1, 0)
recsoln = r.Row - 1
End If
End Function

Private Sub qsortd(v As Variant, lft As Long, rgt As Long)
'translated from Aho, Weinberger & Kernighan,
'"The Awk Programming Language", page 161

Dim j As Long, pvt As Long

If (lft = rgt) Then Exit Sub
swap2 v, lft, lft + Int((rgt - lft + 1) * Rnd)
pvt = lft
For j = lft + 1 To rgt
If v(j, 1) v(lft, 1) Then
pvt = pvt + 1
swap2 v, pvt, j
End If
Next j

swap2 v, lft, pvt

qsortd v, lft, pvt - 1
qsortd v, pvt + 1, rgt
End Sub

Private Sub swap2(v As Variant, i As Long, j As Long)
'modified version of the swap procedure from
'translated from Aho, Weinberger & Kernighan,
'"The Awk Programming Language", page 161

Dim t As Variant, k As Long

For k = LBound(v, 2) To UBound(v, 2)
t = v(i, k)
v(i, k) = v(j, k)
v(j, k) = t
Next k
End Sub

Private Sub swapo(a As Object, b As Object)
Dim t As Object

Set t = a
Set a = b
Set b = t
End Sub
'---- end VBA code ----

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Kind regards,

Niek Otten
Microsoft MVP - Excel

"KMiles" wrote in message
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I'm trying to find a utility to add up combinations of numbers from an
Excel
list that match a specified total.

We had such a utility a couple of years ago, but can't find it now.

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On Friday, July 17, 2009 5:59:01 AM UTC+10, KMiles wrote:
I'm trying to find a utility to add up combinations of numbers from an Excel list that match a specified total.We had such a utility a couple of years ago, but can't find it now.

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If you don't want create macros you could use SumMatch add-in to Excel:
www.SumMatch.com

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