Occasionally you may need to **Add or Subtract **based on cell value in Excel. So, if you are looking for how to **Add or Subtract **based on cell value in Excel then you have come to the right place. In this article, I will demonstrate how to **Add or Subtract **based on cell value in Excel.

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## 3 Methods to Add or Subtract Based on Cell Value in Excel

Here, I will describe **3 **suitable methods to **Add or Subtract **based on cell values in Excel. In addition, for your better understanding, Iâ€™m going to use a sample dataset.

Moreover, the sample dataset has** 2 columns**. Those are** Month**, and **Sales**. The dataset is given below. If you notice then you will see some additional information given at the bottom of the data.

### 1. Use of IF Function to Add or Subtract Based on Cell Value

You can use **the** **IF function** to **Add or Subtract **based on cell value in Excel. Suppose, you want to know how much the **salary** will be for all the given months. Because the **salary** is based on the **sales**. And, if the **sales** cross **$22000 **then there will be an **increment** of **$5000** otherwise there will be a **decrement** of **$4000 **from** basic salary**.

Furthermore, you can modify this function for different types of results according to your preference. The steps are given below.

**Steps:**

- Firstly, you have to select an empty cell
**D5**where you want to see the**Salary**. - Secondly, you should use the corresponding formula in the
**D5**cell.

`=IF(C5>22000,$C$13+$C$14,$C$13-$C$15)`

**Formula Breakdown**

Here, the **IF **function returns the result which will fulfill a given condition.

- Firstly, the
**C5>22000**denotes a logical test. Where the function will test that either the**Sales**are greater than**22000**or not. - Secondly,
**$C$13+$C$14**denotes that if the logic is**TRUE**which means if the cell value of**C5**is greater than**22000**then it will do this calculation. In this calculation, the**C13**cell value will add to the**C14**cell value. - Finally,
**$C$13-$C$15**denotes that if the logic is**FALSE**which means if the cell value of**C5**is less than**22000**then it will do this calculation. In this calculation, the**C15**cell value will subtract from the**C13**cell value.

- Subsequently, you must press
**ENTER**to get the result.

At this time, you will see the** Salary **for **January**.

- After that, you have to drag the
**Fill Handle**icon to**AutoFill**the corresponding data in the rest of the cells**D6:D11**.*Or you can double-click on the***Fill Handle**icon.

Finally, you will get all the salary for all the given months.

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### 2. Applying IF & SUM Functions in Excel

Again, you can use **IF, **and **SUM** functions to **Add or Subtract **based on cell values in Excel. Moreover, you can modify this function for different types of results according to your preference.

Now, suppose, you want to know how much the **salary** will be for all the given months. Because the **salary** is based on the **sales**. And, if the **sales** cross **$22000 **then there will be an **increment** of **$5000** including an **extra increment** of **$2000 **otherwise there will be a **decrement** of **$4000 **including an** extra decrement** of **$1500 **from** basic salary**.

The steps are given below.

**Steps:**

- Firstly, you have to select an empty cell
**D5**where you want to see the**Salary**. - Secondly, you should use the corresponding formula in the
**D5**cell.

`=IF(C5>22000,SUM($C$13:$C$15),SUM($C$13,$C$16:$C$17))`

- Thirdly, press
**ENTER**.

At this time, you will see the** Salary **for** January**.

**Formula Breakdown**

Here, the **IF **function returns the result which will fulfill a given condition.

- Firstly, the
**C5>22000**denotes a logical test. Where the function will test that either the**Sales**is greater than**22000**or not. - Secondly,
**SUM($C$13:$C$15)**denotes that if the logic is**TRUE**which means if the cell value of**C5**is greater than**22000**then it will do this calculation. In this calculation, the**SUM**function will add**C13**:**C15**cells. - Finally,
**SUM($C$13,$C$16:$C$17)**denotes that if the logic is**FALSE**which means if the cell value of**C5**is less than**22000**then it will do this calculation. In this calculation, the**SUM**function will add**C13**,**C16**, and**C17**cells. As the**decrement**contains**negative signs (-)**. So this**SUM**will work as a**subtraction**.

Now, I will find out the **Salary **for the other months.

- So, you have to drag the
**Fill Handle**icon to**AutoFill**the corresponding data in the rest of the cells**D6:D11**.*Or you can double-click on the***Fill Handle**icon.

Finally, you will get all the** salary** for all the given months.

**Read More: How to Subtract Sum of Several Cells from Fixed Number in Excel**

### 3. Using Paste Special Feature to Add or Subtract Based on Cell Value

Here, you can use the **Paste Special **feature to **Add or Subtract **based on cell values in Excel. Suppose, you want to know how much the **salary** will be for all the given months. Because the **salary** is based on **sales**. And, if the **sales** cross **$22000 **then there will be an **increment** of **$5000** otherwise there will be a **decrement** of **$4000 **from** basic salary**. Now, letâ€™s see the steps.

**Steps:**

- Firstly, select the data. Here, I have selected
**B5:C11**cells. - Secondly, from the
**Data**tab >> go to the**Sort & Filter**menu >> then choose the**Sort**option.

At this time, a dialog box named **Sort** will appear.

- Now, choose
**Sales**as**Sort by**and**Order**as**Smallest to Largest**. - Then, press
**OK**.

Subsequently, you will see the following sorted data.

Here, for sorting you can easily find out which **Sales** wonâ€™t fulfill the criteria.

- Now, use
**Excel keyboard shortcuts****CTRL+C**and**CTRL+V**to copy and paste the**basic salary**in the**D5**cell.

- Here, you may drag the
**Fill Handle**icon to**AutoFill**the corresponding data in the rest of the cells**D6:D11**.

- Again, use the Excel keyboard shortcuts
**CTRL+C**to copy the**C15**cell value. - Then, select those cells in which the basic salary will be decreased and right-click on the
**Mouse**. - After that, choose
**Paste Specialâ€¦**from the**Context Menu Bar**.

At this time, another new dialog box named** Paste Special** will appear.

- Now, select
**All**from the**Paste**option. - Then, choose
**Subtract**from the**Operation**menu. - Lastly, press
**OK**.

Now, you will get the **Salary** which **Sales** did not fulfill the conditions.

- Again, use the Excel keyboard shortcuts
**CTRL+C**to copy the**C14**cell value. - Then, select those cells whose basic salary will be increased and right-click on the
**Mouse**. - After that, choose
**Paste Specialâ€¦**from the**Context Menu Bar**.

At this time, another new dialog box named** Paste Special** will appear.

- Now, select
**All**from the**Paste**option. - Then, choose
**Add**from the**Operation**menu. - Lastly, press
**OK**.

So, you will get the **Salary** for **Sales **that fulfill the conditions.

**Read More:** **How to Add and Subtract in One Cell in Excel (6 Ways)**

## Practice Section

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## Conclusion

I hope you found this article helpful. Here, I have explained **3 **suitable methods to **Add or Subtract **based on cell value in Excel. You can visit our website **Exceldemy** to learn more Excel-related content. Please, drop comments, suggestions, or queries if you have any in the comment section below.