How to use Excel SUMIFS and SUMIF with multiple criteria - formula examples

This tutorial explains the difference between the SUMIF and SUMIFS functions in terms of their syntax and usage, and provides a number of formula examples to sum values with multiple AND / OR criteria in Excel 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003 and lower.

As everyone knows, Microsoft Excel provides an array of functions to perform various calculations with data. A few articles ago, we explored COUNTIF and COUNTIFS, which are designed for counting cells based on a single condition and several conditions, respectively. Last week we covered Excel SUMIF that adds values meeting the specified criteria. Now it's time to go over the plural version of SUMIF - Excel SUMIFS that allows summing values by multiple criteria.

Those who are familiar with the SUMIF function might think that converting it to SUMIFS takes just an extra "S" and a few additional criteria. This would seem quite logical… but "logical" it's not always the case when dealing with Microsoft : )

Excel SUMIF function - syntax & usage

The SUMIF function is used to conditionally sum values based on a single criteria. We discussed the SUMIF syntax in detail in the previous article, so let me give you just a quick summary now.

SUMIF(range, criteria, [sum_range])
  • range - the range of cells to be evaluated by your criteria, required.
  • criteria - the condition that must be met, required.
  • sum_range - the cells to sum if the condition is met, optional.

As you see, the syntax of the Excel SUMIF function allows for one condition only. And still, we say that Excel SUMIF can be used to sum values with multiple criteria. How can that be? By adding the results of several SUMIF functions and by using SUMIF formulas with array criteria, as demonstrated in the examples that follow.

Excel SUMIFS function - syntax & usage

You use SUMIFS in Excel to find a conditional sum of values based on multiple criteria. The SUMIFS function was introduced in Excel 2007, so you can use it in all modern versions of Excel 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010 and 2007.

Compared to SUMIF, the SUMIFS syntax is a little bit more complex:

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

The first 3 arguments are mandatory, additional ranges and their associated criteria are optional.

  • sum_range - one or more cells to sum, required. This can be a single cell, a range of cells or a named range. Only cells with numbers are summed; blank and text values are ignored.
  • criteria_range1 - the first range to be evaluated by the associated criteria, required.
  • criteria1 - the first condition that must be met, required. You can supply the criteria in the form of a number, logical expression, cell reference, text or another Excel function. For example you can use criteria such as 10, ">=10", A1, "cherries" or TODAY().
  • criteria_range2, criteria2, … - these are additional ranges and criteria associated with them, optional. You can use up to 127 range/criteria pairs in SUMIFS formulas.
Important! The SUMIFS function works with AND logic, meaning that a cell in the sum range is summed only if it meets all of the specified criteria (all the criteria are true for that cell).

And now, let's have a look at the Excel SUMIFS formula with two conditions. Suppose, you have a table listing the consignments of fruit from different suppliers. You have the fruit names in column A, suppliers' names in column B, and quantity in column C. What you want is to find out a sum of amounts relating to a given fruit and supplier, e.g. all apples supplied by Pete.
Data to be summed with two conditions

When you're learning something new, it's always a good idea to start with simple things. So, to begin with, let's define all the arguments for our SUMIFS formula:

  • sum_range - C2:C9
  • criteria_range1 - A2:A9
  • criteria1 - "apples"
  • criteria_range2 - B2:B9
  • criteria2 - "Pete"

Now assemble the above parameters, and you will get the following SUMIFS formula:

=SUMIFS(C2:C9, A2:A9, "apples", B2:B9, "Pete")
An example of the Excel SUMIFS formula with two conditions

To refine the formula further, you can replace the text criteria "apples" and "Pete" with cell references. In this case, you won't have to change the formula to calculate the quantity of other fruit from a different supplier:

=SUMIFS(C2:C9, A2:A9, F1, B2:B9, F2)

Using SUMIFS and SUMIF in Excel - things to remember

Since the aim of this tutorial is to cover all possible ways to sum values by several conditions, we will discuss formula examples with both functions - Excel SUMIFS and SUMIF with multiple criteria. To use them correctly, you need to clearly understand what these two functions have in common and in what way they are different.

While the common part is clear - similar destination and parameters - the differences are not so obvious, though very essential.

1. The order of arguments

In Excel SUMIF and SUMIFS functions, the order of arguments is different. In particular, sum_range is the 1st parameter in SUMIFS, but it is 3rd in SUMIF.

At first sight, it may seem that Microsoft deliberately complicates the learning curve for its users. However, upon a closer look, you will see the reasoning behind it. The point is that sum_range is optional in SUMIF. If you omit it, no problem, your SUMIF formula will sum values in the range (first parameter).

In SUMIFS, the sum_range is very important and obligatory, and that is why it comes first. Probably Microsoft guys thought that after adding the 10th or 100th range / criteria pair, someone might forget to specify the range to sum : )

2. Sum range and criteria range should be equally sized

In the SUMIF function, the sum_range argument does not necessarily have to be of the same size as the range argument, as long as you have the top left cell right. In Excel SUMIFS, each criteria_range must contain the same number of rows and columns as the sum_range parameter.

For example, =SUMIF(A2:A9,F1,C2:C18) will return the correct result because Excel considers only the upper leftmost cell in the sum_range argument (C2 in this example, which is correct), and then includes as many columns and rows as contained in the range argument.

The SUMIFS formula =SUMIFS(C2:C9, A2:A9, "apples", B2:B10, "Pete") will return the #VALUE! error because criteria_range2 (B2:B10) does not match in size criteria_range1 (A2:A9) and sum_range (C2:C9).

Alright, enough strategy (i.e. theory), let's get into the tactics (i.e. formula examples : )

How to use SUMIFS in Excel - formula examples

A moment ago, we discussed a simple SUMIFS formula with two text criteria. In the same manner, you can use Excel SUMIFS with multiple criteria expressed by numbers, dates, logical expressions, and other Excel functions.

Example 1. Excel SUMIFS with comparison operators

In our fruit suppliers table, suppose, you want to sum all deliveries by Mike with Qty. 200 or more. To do this, you use the comparison operator "greater than or equal to" (>=) in criteria2 and get the following SUMIFS formula:

Excel SUMIFS formula with comparison operators

Note. Please pay attention that in Excel SUMIFS formulas, logical expressions with comparison operators should always be enclosed in double quotes ("").

We covered all possible comparison operators in detail when discussing Excel SUMIF function, the same operators can be used in SUMIFS criteria. For example, the following formula with return the sum of all values in cells C2:C9 that are greater than or equal to 200 and less than or equal to 300.

=SUMIFS(C2:C9, C2:C9,">=200", C2:C9,"<=300")

Example 2. Using Excel SUMIFS with dates

In case you want to sum values with multiple criteria based on the current date, use the TODAY() function in your SUMIFS criteria, as demonstrated below. The following formula sums values in column D if a corresponding date in column C falls within the last 7 days, including today:

=SUMIFS(D2:D10, C2:C10,">="&TODAY()-7, C2:C10,"<="&TODAY())
Excel SUMIFS formula for dates

Note. When you use another Excel function together with a logical operator in the criteria, you have to use the ampersand (&) to concatenate a string, for example "<="&TODAY().

In a similar fashion, you can use the Excel SUMIF function to sum values in a given date range. For example, the following SUMIFS formula adds the values in cells C2:C9 if a date in column B falls between 1-Oct-2014 and 31-Oct-2014, inclusive.

=SUMIFS(C2:C9, B2:B9, ">=10/1/2014", B2:B9, "<=10/31/2014")

The same result can be achieved by calculating the difference of two SUMIF functions, as demonstrated in this example - How to use SUMIF to sum values in a given date range. However, Excel SUMIFS is much easier and more understandable, isn't it?

Example 3. Excel SUMIFS with blank and non-blank cells

When analyzing reports and other data, you may often need to sum values corresponding either to empty or non-empty cells.

Criteria Description Formula Example
Blank cells "=" Sum values corresponding to blank cells that contain absolutely nothing - no formula, no zero length string. =SUMIFS(C2:C10, A2:A10, "=", B2:B10, "=")

Sum values in cells C2:C10 if the corresponding cells in columns A and B are absolutely empty.

"" Sum values corresponding to "visually" blank cells including those that contain empty strings returned by some other Excel function (for example, cells with a formula like =""). =SUMIFS(C2:C10, A2:A10, "", B2:B10, "")

Sum values in cells C2:C10 with the same conditions as the above formula, but includes empty strings.

Non-blank cells "<>" Sum values corresponding to non-empty cells, including zero length strings. =SUMIFS(C2:C10, A2:A10, "<>", B2:B10, "<>")

Sum values in cells C2:C10 if the corresponding cells in columns A and B are not empty, including cells with empty strings.

Sum values corresponding to non-empty cells, not including zero length strings. =SUM(C2:C10) - SUMIFS(C2:C10, A2:A10, "", B2:B10, "")

=SUM((C2:C10) * (LEN(A2:A10)>0)*(LEN(B2:B10)>0))

Sum values in cells C2:C10 if the corresponding cells in columns A and B are not empty, cells with zero length strings are not included.

And now, let's see how you can use a SUMIFS formula with "blank" and "non-blank" criteria on real data.

Suppose, you have an order date in column B, delivery date in column C and Qty. in column D. How do you find the total of products that have not been delivered yet? That is, you want to know the sum of values corresponding to non-empty cells in column B and empty cells in column C.

The solution is to use the SUMIFS formula with 2 criteria:

=SUMIFS(D2:D10, B2:B10,"<>", C2:C10,"=")
Excel SUMIFS formula for blank and non-blank cells

Using Excel SUMIF with multiple OR criteria

As noted in the beginning of this tutorial, the SUMIFS function is designed with AND logic. But what if you need to sum values with multiple OR criteria, i.e. when at least one of the conditions is met?

Example 1. SUMIF + SUMIF

The simplest solution is to sum the results returned by several SUMIF functions. For example, the following formula demonstrates how to find the total of products delivered by Mike and John:

=SUMIF(C2:C9,"Mike",D2:D9) + SUMIF(C2:C9,"John",D2:D9)
Excel SUMIF formula with multiple OR criteria

As you see, the first SUMIF function adds the quantities corresponding to "Mike", the other SUMIF function returns the amounts relating to "John" and then you add these 2 numbers.

Example 2. SUM & SUMIF with an array argument

The above solution is very simple and may get the job done quickly when there are only a couple of criteria. But a SUMIF + SUMIF formula may grow up enormously if you want to sum values with multiple OR conditions. In this case, a better approach is using an array criteria argument in the SUMIF function. Let's examine this approach now.

You can start by listing all of your conditions separated by commas and then enclose the resulting comma-separated list in {curly brackets}, which is technically called an array.

In the previous example, if you want to sum the products delivered by John, Mike and Pete, your array criteria will look like {"John","Mike","Pete"}. And the complete SUMIF function is SUMIF(C2:C9, {"John","Mike","Pete"} ,D2:D9).

The array argument consisting of 3 values forces your SUMIF formula to return three separate results, but since we write the formula in a single cell, it would return the first result only - i.e. the total of products delivered by John. To get this array-criteria approach to work, you have to use one more little trick - enclose your SUMIF formula in a SUM function, like this:

=SUM(SUMIF(C2:C9, {"John","Mike","Pete"} , D2:D9))
Using SUM & SUMIF with an array argument to sum values with multiple OR criteria

As you see, an array criteria makes the formula much more compact compared to SUMIF + SUMIF, and lets you add as many values as you like in the array.

This approach works with numbers as well as with text values. For instance, if instead of the suppliers' names in column C, you had supplier IDs like 1, 2, 3 etc., then your SUMIF formula would look similar to this:

=SUM(SUMIF(C2:C9, {1,2,3} , D2:D9))

Unlike text values, numbers needn't be enclosed in double quotes in array arguments.


In case, your preferred way is to list the criteria in some cells rather that specify them directly in the formula, you can use SUMIF in conjunction with the SUMPRODUCT function that multiplies components in the given arrays, and returns the sum of those products.


Where G2:G4 are the cells containing your criteria, the suppliers' names in our case, as illustrated in the screenshot below.

But of course, nothing prevents you from listing the values in an array criteria of your SUMIF function if you want to:

=SUMPRODUCT(SUMIF(C2:C9, {"Mike","John","Pete"}, D2:D9))

The result returned by both formulas will be identical to what you see in the screenshot:
Sum with multiple criteria using the SUMPRODUCT / SUMIF formula

Excel SUMIFS with multiple OR criteria

If you want to conditionally sum values in Excel not simply with multiple OR conditions, but with several sets of conditions, you will have to use SUMIFS instead of SUMIF. The formulas will be very similar to what we've just discussed.

As usual, an example might help to illustrate the point better. In our table of fruit suppliers, let's add the Delivery Date (column E) and find the total quantity delivered by Mike, John and Pete in October.

Example 1. SUMIFS + SUMIFS

The formula produced by this approach includes a lot of repetition and looks cumbersome, but it is easy to understand and, most importantly, it works : )

=SUMIFS(D2:D9,C2:C9, "Mike", E2:E9,">=10/1/2014", E2:E9, "<=10/31/2014") +
SUMIFS(D2:D9, C2:C9, "John", E2:E9, ">=10/1/2014", E2:E9, "<=10/31/2014") +
SUMIFS(D2:D9, C2:C9, "Pete", E2:E9, ">=10/1/2014" ,E2:E9, "<=10/31/2014")

As you see, you write a separate SUMIFS function for each of the suppliers and include two conditions - equal to or greater than Oct-1 (">=10/1/2014",) and less than or equal to Oct 31 ("<=10/31/2014"), and then you sum the results.
Add several SUMIFS functions to sum values with multiple OR conditions

Example 2. SUM & SUMIFS with an array argument

I've tried to explain the essence of this approach in the SUMIF example, so now we can simply copy that formula, change the order of arguments (as you remember it is different in SUMIF and SUMIFS) and add additional criteria. The resulting formula is more compact than SUMIFS + SUMIFS:

=SUM(SUMIFS(D2:D9,C2:C9, {"Mike", "John", "Pete"}, E2:E9,">=10/1/2014", E2:E9, "<=10/31/2014"))

The result returned by this formula is exactly the same as you see in the screenshot above.


As you remember, the SUMPRODUCT approach differs from the previous two in the way that you enter each of your criteria in a separate cell rather that specify them directly in the formula. In case of several criteria sets, the SUMPRODUCT function won't suffice and you will have to employ ISNUMBER and MATCH as well.

So, assuming that the Supplies Names are in cells H1:H3, Start Date is in cell H4 and End Date in cell H5, our SUMPRODUCT formula takes the following shape:

=SUMPRODUCT(--(E2:E9>=H4), --(E2:E9<=H5), --(ISNUMBER(MATCH(C2:C9, H1:H3,0))), D2:D9)
The SUMPRODUCT formula to sum values with multiple OR conditions

Many people wonder why use double dash (--) in SUMPRODUCT formulas. The point is that Excel SUMPRODUCT ignores all but numeric values, while the comparison operators in our formula return Boolean values (TRUE / FALSE), which are non-numeric. To convert these Boolean values to 1's and 0's, you use the double minus sign, which is technically called the double unary operator. The first unary coerces TRUE/FALSE to -1/0, respectively. The second unary negates the values, i.e. reverses the sign, turning them into +1 and 0, which the SUMPRODUCT function can understand.

I hope the above explanation makes sense. And even if it doesn't, just remember this rule of thumb - use the double unary operator (--) when you are using comparison operators in your SUMPRODUCT formulas.

Using Excel SUM in array formulas

As you remember, Microsoft implemented the SUMIFS function in Excel 2007. If someone still uses Excel 2003, 2000 or earlier, you will have to use a SUM array formula to add values with multiple AND criteria. Naturally, this approach works in modern versions of Excel 2013 - 2007 too, and can be deemed an old-fashioned counterpart of the SUMIFS function.

In the SUMIF formulas discussed above, you have already used array arguments, but an array formula is something different.

Example 1. Sum with multiple AND criteria in Excel 2003 and earlier

Let's get back to the very first example where we found out a sum of amounts relating to a given fruit and supplier:
Source table to sum values by several conditions

As you already know, this task is easily accomplished using an ordinary SUMIFS formula:
=SUMIFS(C2:C9, A2:A9, "apples", B2:B9, "Pete")

And now, let's see how the same task can be fulfilled in early "SUMIFS-free" versions of Excel. First off, you write down all the conditions that should be met in the form of range="condition". In this example, we have two range/condition pairs:

Condition 1: A2:A9="apples"

Condition 2: B2:B9="Pete"

Then, you write a SUM formulas that "multiplies" all of your range/condition pairs, each enclosed in brackets. The last multiplier is the sum range, C2:C9 in our case:

=SUM((A2:A9="apples") * ( B2:B9="Pete") * ( C2:C9))

As illustrated in the screenshot below, the formula perfectly works in the latest Excel 2013 version.
An example of using Excel SUM in an array formula

Note. When entering any array formula, you must press Ctrl + Shift + Enter. Once you do this, your formula gets enclosed in {curly braces}, which is a visual indication that an array formula is entered correctly. If you try typing the braces manually, your formula will be converted to a text string, and it won't work.

Example 2. SUM array formulas in modern Excel versions

Even in modern versions of Excel, the power of the SUM function should not be underestimated. The SUM array formula is not simply gymnastics of the mind, but has a practical value, as demonstrated in the following example.

Suppose, you have two columns, B and C, and you need to count how many times column C is greater than column B, when a value in column C is greater or equal to 10. An immediate solution that comes to mind is using the SUM array formula:

=SUM((C1:C10>=10) * (C1:C10>B1:B10))
Using SUM array formulas in modern Excel versions

Don't see any practical application to the above formula? Think about it in another way : )

Suppose, you have the orders list like shown in the screenshot below and you want to know how many products have not been delivered in full by a given date. Translated into Excel's language, we have the following conditions:

Condition 1: A value in column B (Ordered items) is greater than 0

Condition 2: A value in column C (Delivered) in less than in column B

Condition 3: A date in column D (Due date) is less than 11/1/2014.

Putting the three range/condition pairs together, you get the following formula:

An example of SUM array formula in Excel 2013

Well, the formula examples discussed in this tutorial have only scratched the surface of what Excel SUMIFS and SUMIF functions can really do. But hopefully, they have helped pointing you in the right direction and now you can sum values in your Excel workbooks no matter how many intricate conditions you have to consider.

456 responses to "How to use Excel SUMIFS and SUMIF with multiple criteria - formula examples"

  1. Sommer Rose says:

    I need to know how many times person × shows a specific ID# and thier costs. Any suggestions? I've gotten it to work with the person # and costs but I'm not sure how to add in their specific ID# and carry it down to the rest of the group. Can I put multiple ID#'s in parenthesis so it finds the one that has that person # and that specific ID#?

  2. Kieran Evans says:

    Hi, I am wanting to count the number of set (text) entries on certain dates: today / last 7days / last 30days.

    I.e - how many “client defers” in column C do I have recorded today / last 7 / last 30 - date recorded in column B, would love someone to help. Thanks

  3. Hairul Alam says:

    how is the solution if I need 3 criteria and 3 sum like the example I made by combining with & which is actually wrong, but I don't understand how to combine them so that the desired results are achieved: = (SUMIF ($ B5, P $ 3, $ E5: $ I5 )) & (SUMIF ($ C5, Q $ 3, $ J5: $ L5)) & (SUMIF ($ D5, R $ 3, $ M5: $ N5)) and the results are not as I expected, please take a solution, Thank you

  4. Sami ullah khan says:

    Excel would evaluate the farmola =20*10/5*8 return answer

  5. Jack Mangas says:

    Hi, I am looking for a more compressed way to write this formula.
    I have three different Criteria ranges and three different Sum ranges for each criteria.

    The formula is copied down from row to row and the criteria changes with each move but the criteria range and the sum range must be fixed, requiring the use of fixed and relational references. This was coppied from cell AF6.

    =IF(AK6+(2*(SUMIF($F$6:$F$48,AG6,$A$6:$A$49) + SUMIF($L$6:$L$48,AG6,$M$6:$M$49) + SUMIF($S$6:$S$48,AG6,$N$6:$N$48)))=0,"",AK6+(2*(SUMIF($F$6:$F$48,AG6,$A$6:$A$49) + SUMIF($L$6:$L$48,AG6,$M$6:$M$49) + SUMIF($S$6:$S$48,AG6,$N$6:$N$48))))

  6. Haissam says:

    Hi may someone help in this,
    I want to sum only the negative numbers from U column. What should I add to this formula?
    =SUMIFS('Detailed accounting'!$U:$U,'Detailed accounting'!$N:$N,$A9,'Detailed accounting'!$C:$C,B$2,'Detailed accounting'!$K:$K,"USD")


    • Yagvendra Singh Solanki says:

      =SUMIFS('Detailed accounting'!$U:$U,'Detailed accounting'!$U:$U,"<0",'Detailed accounting'!$N:$N,$A9,'Detailed accounting'!$C:$C,B$2,'Detailed accounting'!$K:$K,"USD")

  7. paul says:

    Hi I am using this formaula =SUM(SUMIF(C2:C9, {"John","Mike","Pete"} , D2:D9)). What I would like to do is create a name for the {"John","Mike","Pete"}. Trouble is when I put the name into the formula it represents it like this "{"John","Mike","Pete"}" and the formula fails. How do I stop it text qualifying. Thanks

  8. Balaji .R says:


  9. Ragupathi M says:

    I want to calculate three different types of matching with consolidate sumif calculations. EX. "date", need to match, "Company Name" should match and "Name"

  10. john says:

    I have 2 spreadsheets with several variables that I need to sum.
    Spreadsheet 1
    Column A Employee number
    Column B date range from
    Column C date range 2
    Spreadsheet 2
    Column A Employee number
    Column B Payment date
    Column C Payment amount

    So basically I want to sum all amounts paid to an employee where payment date on spreadsheet 2 falls on the date range on spreadsheet 1.

  11. salemi says:

    Thank you

  12. MADI says:

    Thanks Svetlana from Indonesia

  13. Phoenix Archer says:


    Can anyone help me on the formula which is partially working..
    =SUM(SUMIFS('ETP-TFS Data'!$AH$3:$AH$136,'ETP-TFS Data'!$F$3:$F$136,{"72101290","72101210"},'ETP-TFS Data'!$B$3:$B$136,">=1/10/2019",'ETP-TFS Data'!$B$3:$B$136,"<31/10/2019"))
    This formula is picking only first row withing Oct 2019 month, while the other rows are ignored.
    Look forward to solution.

  14. Bernard De Villiers says:

    Can the one condition in Sumifs be a row condition and another a column condition? The numbers of rows in the row condition and number of columns in the column condition are the same as the sum range, but I still get a #VALUE result

  15. Lauren N Mayhercy says:

    I have a datasheet where regular pay is column K and overtime hours is column L. I was told to find How much regular pay and overtime pay did they pay to each individual employee by Calculating the amounts for regular and overtime pay separately using the SUMIF or SUMIFS function. Each employee has multiple rows. How would I set up this formula?

  16. NZ says:


    I am trying to do a sum function in for the number of rows depending on the number of month we are in. For example columns C through N are for the months Jan - Dec. On a separate Cell number 5 for "May". I want to be able to add columns C through G for Jan - May. Can this be done?

  17. Jme says:

    Hi there
    I'm trying to sum info in a slightly different format. If in your first example if the supplier names (John, Mike,Pete) were in cells B1-D1 and all the sales were in B2-D9 under their names, I'm wanting to get the total number of fruit from each supplier on a separate sheet. ie Sumif John and Apples.
    It should be an easy solution, but I'm not getting it - can you please assist?


    amount days value
    100000 215 1767 (formala =a*d*3/36500)
    i want calculate amount 100000 calculate only one lack

  19. Expertans.Com says:

    SUMIF and SUMIFS can handle ranges, but not arrays. This means you can't use other functions like YEAR on the criteria range, since the result is an array. If you need this functionality, use the SUMPRODUCT function .

  20. isabel villacis says:


  21. Keshav says:

    Please help me with this table
    I have this table. A,B,C are the excel columns and 1,2 3 .... are the rows.

    A B C
    1 Daily Price update
    2 Apple 2.6
    3 Banana 10
    5 Type of fruit Last days price Today’s price
    6 10

    My requirement is that when I make an entry in A6 (type of fruit), it should check value from A2 or A3
    Then it should add value of B6 as per values given in B2 or B3 as per entered value.

  22. Akash Hirani says:

    How do I calculate the total sum in a column which is attached too separate conditions in two different columns?

    Eg: Sum column D if any of the column A (is>700 and 700 and <1400).

    Which formula will work for this scenario?

  23. Ag says:

    Hello, Please help and thank you in advance!!

    I have a formula to sum values "TimeSheet!E:E" according to month selected "AC2" and by ID & Emp, but what I have been struggling with is the other part of the formula if a month is not selected and a quarter is selected.
    Instead of months as text, I use 1-12 to simplify formula. This is the formula that I am using.


    AC2 (Month 1-12/1Qtr, 2Qtr, 3Qtr, 4Qtr) B:B (Emp Column) E:E (Miles Column) G:G (Dates Column) J:J (ID Column)

    The formula I have been trying is:


    • Hello!
      I’m sorry but your task is not entirely clear to me.
      For me to be able to help you better, please describe your task in more detail. What exactly do you indicate in cell AC2 (month number or quarter number or date)? What data is stored in column G (date or month number)? Please let me know in more detail what you were trying to find, what formula you used and what problem or error occurred. It’ll help me understand it better and find a solution for you. Thank you.

  24. satyand says:

    I am using sumif formula to sum 3 columns data, but it giving 1column summary.
    syntax is:SUMIF(G3:G619,H621,C3:E619).
    pl advice , how to correct it.

  25. Arif Hossain says:

    I have received 25 items and want to deliver 5 person. Can you please help to set the formula.

  26. Frank E says:

    As a general comment on SUMIFS; note that if none of the criteria are met, the result is zero, not an error of some kind.

  27. Mike says:

    I'm trying to come up with a way to calculate total time, by code, by date.
    Example: how much time was coded, on the 21st for the K90 code?
    Date Code Time
    7/19/2020 NU0 4.18
    7/21/2020 K90 5.33
    7/21/2020 K90 0.5
    7/21/2020 E42 2.67
    7/20/2020 E42 4.92
    7/20/2020 K90 8.48
    Thank you for any help

  28. sridhar.katta says:

    hi , iam traying to sum the time for user level in multiform time , date and user id
    below is the example
    58169 24-Jul-20 7:25:51
    155129 24-Jul-20 7:28:45
    58169 24-Jul-20 7:16:08
    30124 24-Jul-20 7:18:04
    30124 24-Jul-20 7:47:46
    58169 24-Jul-20 7:12:10
    111885 24-Jul-20 6:20:19
    111885 25-Jul-20 0:05:55
    111885 25-Jul-20 0:07:16
    111730 25-Jul-20 0:44:54
    111885 25-Jul-20 0:05:55
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  29. Erika says:

    I am trying to create a SUMIF formula for a variety of fields.
    This is my current formula
    =SUMIFS('General Acct - 2020 Debits & Credits'!$G$581:$G$648,'General Acct - 2020 Debits & Credits'!$B$581:$B$648,{"Transfer to Secured Acct (Special Projects)","Transfer to Reserve Acct","Transfer to Hydro Acct"},'General Acct - 2020 Debits & Credits'!$C$581:$C$648,"Other")

    The just of it is that if any of the "Transfer Accts" are chosen in column B and "Other" is chosen in Column C then then sum all amounts associated in column G (debit column)

    right now if just returns 1 individual amount

    • Hello Erika!
      If I understand your task correctly, you can use the SUM function:

      =SUM(SUMIFS(‘General Acct – 2020 Debits & Credits’!$G$581:$G$648,’General Acct – 2020 Debits & Credits’!$B$581:$B$648,{“Transfer to Secured Acct (Special Projects)”,”Transfer to Reserve Acct”,”Transfer to Hydro Acct”},’General Acct – 2020 Debits & Credits’!$C$581:$C$648,”Other”))

      If there is anything else I can help you with, please let me know.

  30. Senthil says:

    I want to add cell starting with 2 common letters. How can this be added to the formula.
    FL20.3 -- 40
    FL30.1 --100
    BL12.4 -- 10
    TC10.001 -- 5
    I want to add all FL20.3 and FL30.1. Is it possible?

  31. Ajay khurana says:

    I want to add sumifs 12 times( for calculation for 12 months). 3 additions are resulting correctly after that results are not as desired

    • Hello!
      I’m sorry but your task is not entirely clear to me. For me to be able to help you better, please describe your task in more detail. Please specify what you were trying to find, what formula you used and what problem or error occurred. Give an example of the source data and the expected result.
      It’ll help me understand it better and find a solution for you

  32. Nada says:

    Hello there,

    =SUMIF(C2:C9,"Mike",D2:D9) + SUMIF(C2:C9,"John",D2:D9)

    this sums regardless of any product, what if i want it to sum based on the product without declaring it in the formula

    Ex: get me the sum of Mike and Pete if the prodcuts were a match
    it gets me the oranges sum alone and the apples alone without me specifying it in the formula

    could you help please?

  33. Michelle says:

    I have multiple columns I need to be able to sort Month by Month and then I have 9 columns that I need to find a % of based off the date or the month.
    Ex: DOB, Male, Female, in a relationship, single, bald, has hair, Left handed, right handed. What % of males are single, bald and right handed.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  34. Jasmine Donaldson says:


    I am trying to write a formula to sum all the heights for each sample that have a value greater than 10% of the highest height value. So for the first sample the highest height is 604 so the threshold would be 60.4, and the second sample the highest height is 605 so the threshold would be 60.5. I want to sum all the peaks above 60.4 and 60.5 respectively.

    I can get excel to sum all the peak heights:

    Or I am able to use this code to get the correct value, but I have had to manually select a range for this to work:

    I believe the first formula can be tweaked to add another criteria to say =IF G:G >X . But I do not know how to combine my two formulae.

    I am not sure whether to use SUMIFs or COUNTIFs.

    Many thanks,

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