SUMIFS function

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SUMIFS function

Returns the sum of the values of cells in a range that meets multiple criteria in multiple ranges.

Syntax

SUMIFS( Sum_Range ; Criterion_range1 ; Criterion1 [ ; Criterion_range2 ; Criterion2 [;...]])

Sum_Range – required argument. It is a range of cells, a name of a named range or a label of a column or a row containing values for calculating the sum.

Criterion_range1 – required argument. It is a range of cells, a name of a named range or a label of a column or a row containing values for finding the corresponding criterion.

Criterion1 – required argument. A condition in the form of expression or a cell reference to expression that defines what cells should be used to calculate the sum. The expression can contain text, numbers, regular expressions (if enabled in calculation options) or wildcards (if enabled in calculation options).

Criterion_range2 – Optional. Criterion_range2 and all the following mean the same as Criterion_range1.

Criterion2 – Optional. Criterion2 and all the following mean the same as Criterion1.

Warning.png Sum_Range and Criterion_range1, Criterion_range2... must have the same size or the function returns err:502 - Invalid argument.
Note.png The logical relation between criteria can be defined as logical AND (conjunction). In other words, if and only if all given criteria are met, a value from the corresponding cell of the given Sum_Range is taken into calculation of the sum.

The Criterion needs to be a string expression, in particular, the Criterion needs to be enclosed in quotation marks ("Criterion") with the exception of the names of functions, cell references and the operator of a string concatenation (&).
The operators equal to (=), not equal to (<>), greater than (>), greater than or equal to (>=), less than (<), and less than or equal to (<=) can be used in criterion arguments for comparison of numbers.
The function can have up to 255 arguments, meaning that you can specify 127 criteria ranges and criteria for them.

Note.png This function is part of the Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) standard Version 1.2. (ISO/IEC 26300:2-2015)
Warning.png If a cell contains TRUE, it is treated as 1, if a cell contains FALSE – as 0 (zero).

Examples

Consider the following table

A B C
1 Product Name Sales Revenue
2 pencil 20 65
3 pen 35 85
4 notebook 20 190
5 book 17 180
6 pencil-case not not
Warning.png In all examples below, ranges for sum calculation contain the row #6, but it is ignored, because it contains text.

Simple usage

=SUMIFS(B2:B6;B2:B6;">=20")

Calculates the sum of values of the range B2:B6 that are greater than or equal to 20. Returns 75, because the fifth row does not meet the criterion.

=SUMIFS(C2:C6;B2:B6;">=20";C2:C6;">70")

Calculates the sum of values of the range C2:C6 that are greater than 70 and correspond to cells of the B2:B6 range with values greater than or equal to 20. Returns 275, because the second and the fifth rows do not meet at least one criterion.

Using regular expressions and nested functions

=SUMIFS(C2:C6;B2:B6;">"&MIN(B2:B6);B2:B6;"<"&MAX(B2:B6))

Calculates the sum of values of the range C2:C6 that correspond to all values of the range B2:B6 except its minimum and maximum. Returns 255, because the third and the fifth rows do not meet at least one criterion.

=SUMIFS(C2:C6;A2:A6;"pen.*";B2:B6;"<"&MAX(B2:B6))

Calculates the sum of values of the range C2:C6 that correspond to all cells of the A2:A6 range starting with "pen" and to all cells of the B2:B6 range except its maximum. Returns 65, because only second row meets all criteria.

Reference to a cell as a criterion

If you need to change a criterion easily, you may want to specify it in a separate cell and use a reference to this cell in the condition of the SUMIFS function. For example, the above function can be rewritten as follows:

=SUMIFS(C2:C6;A2:A6;E2&".*";B2:B6;"<"&MAX(B2:B6))

If E2 = pen, the function returns 65, because the link to the cell is substituted with its content.


Related Topics

SUM, SUMIF, COUNTIFS

, AVERAGEIFS

, MAX, MIN

List of Regular Expressions