We often need to sum values from a table based on a certain condition. The SUMIFS function is the perfect solution for this problem. In this tutorial, we will step through how to sum values based on a specific condition.
Figure 1. Final result
Syntax of the SUMIFS formula
=SUMIFS(sum_range, criteria_range1, criteria1, criteria_range2, criteria2)
The parameters of the SUMIFS function are:
- sum_range – a range with values which we want to sum
- criteria_range1 – a range where we want to set our first condition
- criteria1 – the first condition for summing the values
- criteria_range2 – a range where we want to set our second condition
- criteria2 – the second condition for summing the values
Setting up Our Data for the SUMIFS Function
Our table consists of 3 columns: “Delivery Number” (column B), “Delivery Date” (column C) and “Amount” (column C). In cells G2 and G3, we specify a value range (lower and upper limits), while in cell G4 we want to get a sum between values.
Figure 2. Data that we will use in the SUMIFS example
Sum Amount Between Two Values Using the SUMIFS Function
We want to sum all amounts from column D that are between the lower and upper limit ($500 and $1,000)
The sum_range is D3:D9. Criteria1 is “>”&G2. Criteria2 is “<”&G3.
To apply the SUMIFS function, we need to follow these steps:
- Select cell G4 and click on it
- Insert the formula: =SUMIFS(D3:D9,D3:D9,”>”&G2,D3:D9,”<“&G3)
- Press enter
Figure 3. Using the SUMIFS function to sum between two values
We see in this example that the formula returns all the amounts that are between $500 and $1,000. As you can see, rows 5 ($700) and 6 ($650) meet both conditions, so correspondings amounts are summed. Finally, the sum in the cell G4 is $1,550.
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