How to Use Excel SUMIFS Function (Examples + Video)

Excel SUMIFS Function (Example + Video)

Excel SUMIFS Function

When to use Excel SUMIFS Function

SUMIFS function can be used when you want to add the values in a range if multiple specified criteria are met.

What it Returns

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


=SUMIFS(sum_range, criteria_range1, criteria1, [criteria_range2, criteria2], …)

Input Arguments

  • range – the range of cells against which the criteria is evaluated. It could be numbers, text, arrays, or references that contain numbers. Blank and text values are ignored.
  • 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.
  • [criteria_range2] – (optional) the range of cells against which the criteria2 is evaluated.
  • criteria2 – the criteria that is checked against the criteria_range2 and determines which cells to add.

Additional Notes

  • Adds values based on multiple criteria.
  • Blanks and/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.
  • Cells in sum_range are added only when all the conditions are met.
  • Cells in the sum_range argument that contain TRUE evaluate to 1; cells in sum_range that contain FALSE evaluate to 0 (zero).
  • Size of sum_range and all the criteria_range must be equal.

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2 thoughts on “How to Use Excel SUMIFS Function (Examples + Video)”

  1. How to add values when criteria is date, suppose that we have value in order of dd-mm-yyyy and we want to add only a particular months value.please help me

    Thank you


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