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# How to Figure Sum If Cells Are Equal to in Excel

Excel allows us to sum all values from a table that equal to the selected value by using the SUMIF function. This step by step tutorial will assist all levels of Excel users in summing values from the table with a certain condition. Figure 1. The final result of the SUMIF function

## Syntax of the SUMIF formula

`=SUMIF(range, criteria, sum_range)`

The parameters of the SUMIF function are:

• range – a range of cells which we want to evaluate
• criteria – criteria for summing data
• sum_range – a range of cells that we want to sum if a condition is met

## Setting up Our Data for the SUMIF Function

Our table consists of 3 columns: “Delivery Number” (column B), “Delivery Date” (column C) and “Amount” (column D). In cell G2, we specify a date for which we want to sum the amounts. In the cell G3, we want to get a sum of all amounts where a date from the column D is equal to the date in the cell G2. Figure 2. Data that we will use in the SUMIF example

## Sum Amount if Cells are Equal to the Condition

We want to sum all amounts from column D that have appropriate date equal to 1-Oct-18.

The formula looks like:

`=SUMIF(C3:C9, G2, D3:D9)`

The range is C3:C9, while the criteria is G2. The sum_range is D3:D9.

To apply the SUMIFS function, we need to follow these steps:

• Select cell G3 and click on it
• Insert the formula: `=SUMIF(C3:C9,G2,D3:D9)`
• Press enter Figure 3. Using the SUMIF function to sum values greater than the limit

We see in this example that the formula sums all the amounts that have date 1-Oct-18 in the table. As you can see, rows 3(\$1,000) and 9(\$500) meet the condition, so corresponding amounts are summed. Finally, the sum in the cell G3 is \$1,500.

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