Please check the FAQ (under Google Sheets Extensions) for currently known bugs/issues
Colour sums is a new Add-on to the Google extension store designed with a single simple purpose in mind, to calculate cell values based on the cell background colour.
You can find Colour Sums available in the Google Sheets Add-on store here.
Until recently I had been using another extension to provide similar functionality, however, they decided to move to a paid model. Instead of paying for a tool that I use less than 1% of the functionality for I decided a better use of my money would be to create my own extension to fit exactly my complex requirements.
You can download the extension from the Google Sheets Add-on store, simply search for "Colour Sums".
Once installed it all gets a little complicated. There is a choice of TWO functions that may fit your situation. Do you need to calculate a range of values based depended on if a cell has a given background colour? SumAllCellsThatAreThisColour is the function for you!
Do you need to calculate a range of values based depended on if a cell does not have a given background colour?
SumAllCellsThatAreNotThisColour is your guy!
Below is a list of any currently known bugs or issues that are currently being worked on:
- Any change to a cells background colour will not be picked up by the functions if altered via the Sheets mobile app (reported 29-03-2018)
- Nesting multiple calls will not work, for example = (SumAllCellsThatAreNotThisColour(A1:A5, "#ffffff") + SumAllCellsThatAreNotThisColour(B1:B5, "#ffffff")) (reported 09-07-2018)
Due to limitations in Google sheets the functions will not automatically update when changing a cells background colour. To work around this limitation there is functionality to manually re-calculate the values at any time by clicking Add-ons > Colour Sums > Refresh Values
If you are still having issues please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently Colour Sums is only supported by the Web version of Google Sheets.
You can find Colour Sums in the Google Sheets Add-ons store under Add-ons > Get add-ons > Searching "Colour Sums" and following the onscreen instructions to install
Sure, I am a lone developer but I will try to cater for any user requirements that fit the scope of Colour Sums. Feel free to email any suggestions to email@example.com