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Returns a conditional sum across a range.

Sample Usage




SUMIF(range, criterion, [sum_range])

  • range - The range which is tested against criterion.

  • criterion - The pattern or test to apply to range.

    • If range contains text to check against, criterion must be a string. criterion can contain wildcards including ? to match any single character or * to match zero or more contiguous characters. To match an actual question mark or asterisk, prefix the character with the tilde (~) character (i.e. ~? and ~*). A string criterion must be enclosed in quotation marks. Each cell in range is then checked against criterion for equality (or match, if wildcards are used).

    • If range contains numbers to check against, criterion may be either a string or a number. If a number is provided, each cell in range is checked for equality with criterion. Otherwise, criterion may be a string containing a number (which also checks for equality), or a number prefixed with any of the following operators: = (checks for equality), > (checks that the range cell value is greater than the criterion value), or < (checks that the range cell value is less than the criterion value)

  • sum_range - The range to be summed, if different from range.


  • SUMIF can only perform conditional sums with a single criterion. To use multiple criteria, use the database function DSUM.

See Also

SUMSQ: Returns the sum of the squares of a series of numbers and/or cells.

SUM: Returns the sum of a series of numbers and/or cells.

SERIESSUM: Given parameters x, n, m, and a, returns the power series sum a1xn + a2x(n+m) + ... + aix(n+(i-1)m), where i is the number of entries in range `a`.

QUOTIENT: Returns one number divided by another, without the remainder.

PRODUCT: Returns the result of multiplying a series of numbers together.

MULTIPLY: Returns the product of two numbers. Equivalent to the `*` operator.

MINUS: Returns the difference of two numbers. Equivalent to the `-` operator.

DSUM: Returns the sum of values selected from a database table-like array or range using a SQL-like query.

DIVIDE: Returns one number divided by another. Equivalent to the `/` operator.

COUNTIF: Returns a conditional count across a range.

ADD: Returns the sum of two numbers. Equivalent to the `+` operator.


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