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Surfing the web today, I came across a great user defined function (UDF) called sumcolor(). This function sums a range of cells based on the color of the cells. My head began to spin with the possibilities! Below is the VBA for the function. If you are unfamiliar with how to install a UDF, here is a User Defined Installation Guide.

Function SumColor(rColor As Range, rSumRange As Range)
Dim rCell As Range
Dim iCol As Integer
Dim vResult
iCol = rColor.Interior.ColorIndex
For Each rCell In rSumRange
If rCell.Interior.ColorIndex = iCol Then
vResult = WorksheetFunction.SUM(rCell) + vResult
End If
Next rCell
SumColor = vResult
End Function

To use the function, the format is =sumcolor(A1, A2:B100). Where A1 is the cell color you want to count and A2:B100 is the range of cells to check for the color and sum.

Enjoy!

Joseph Harris
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