Excel SUMIF Function with Example

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Summary

SUMIF is a function to sum cells that meet a single criteria. SUMIF can be used to sum cells based on dates, numbers, and text that match specific criteria. SUMIF supports logical operators (>,<,<>,=) and wildcards (*,?) for partial matching.

Purpose

Sum numbers in a range that meet supplied criteria
Return value
The sum of values supplied.
Syntax
=SUMIF (range, criteria, [sum_range])

Arguments

  • range – The range of cells that you want to apply the criteria against.
  • criteria – The criteria used to determine which cells to add.
  • sum_range – [optional] The cells to add together. If sum_range is omitted, the cells in range are added together instead.

Usage notes

  • When sum_range is omitted, the cells in range will be summed.
  • Text criteria, or criteria that includes math symbols, must be enclosed in double quotation marks (“).
  • Numeric criteria can be supplied without quotation marks.
  • The wildcard characters ? and * can be used in criteria. A question mark matches any one character and an asterisk matches any sequence of characters.
  • To find a literal question mark or asterisk, use a tilde (~) in front question mark or asterisk (i.e. ~?, ~*).
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