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    Solved: product if...

    I know I've done this before....I'm just drawing a blank as to how.....
    column A is numbers. Column B is "yes" or "no".
    I want to multiply all the values in column A that the corresponding column B is "yes". i know there's a "sumif" function if I wanted to add them together, but I need to multiply.

    thanks in advance....

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    =PRODUCT((A1:A6)^(--(B1:B6="yes")))
    Enter as an array formula
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    thank you!
    can you explain this formula to me? what does the "--" mean?

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    See example
    You don't really need --; force of habit!
    =PRODUCT((A1:A6)^(B1:B6="yes"))
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    very cool! learned a lot from that example. thank you!

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