How to Use Excel SUMIF Function (Examples + Video)

Excel SUMIF Function (Example + Video)

Excel SUMIF Function

When to use Excel SUMIF Function

SUMIF function can be used when you want to add the values in a range if the specified criteria is met.

What it Returns

It returns a number that represents the sum of all the numbers for which the specified criteria is met.


=SUMIF(range, criteria, [sum_range])

Input Arguments

  • range – the range of cells against which the criteria is evaluated. It could be numbers, text, arrays, or references that contain numbers.
  • criteria – the criteria that is checked against the range and determines which cells to add.
  • sum_range – (optional) the cells to add. If this argument is omitted, it uses range as the sum_range.

Additional Notes

  • Adds values based on single criteria. If you want to add based on multiple criteria, use SUMIFS function.
  • If sum_range argument is omitted, Excel uses the criteria range (range) as the sum range.
  • Blanks or text in sum_range are ignored.
  • Criteria could be a number, expression, cell reference, text, or a formula.
  • Criteria which are text or mathematical/logical symbols (such as =,+,-,/,*) should be in double quotes.
  • Wildcard characters can be used in criteria.
  • Criteria should not be longer than 255 characters.
  • If the size (number of cells) in criteria range and sum range are different, the size of criteria range takes precedence.

Excel SUMIF Function – Live Example

Excel SUMIF Function – Video Tutorial

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