Excel allows us to sum all values from a table that are greater than 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. This parameter is not mandatory, so if it’s omitted, a range will be summed.

**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 lower limit, while in cell G3 we want to get a sum of all amounts greater than the lower limit.

*Figure 2. Data that we will use in the SUMIF example*

**Sum Amount greater than the Condition**

We want to sum all amounts from column D that are greater than the lower limit ($500).

The formula looks like:

**=SUMIF(D3:D9,">"&G2)**

The **range** is D3:D9, while the **criteria** is “>”&G2.

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

- Select cell G3 and click on it
- Insert the formula:
`=SUMIF(D3:D9,">"&G2)`

- 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 are greater than $500. As you can see, rows 3($1,000), 5 ($700), 6 ($650) and 7($1,200) meet both conditions, so corresponding amounts are summed. Finally, the sum in the cell G3 is $3,550.

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