# SUMIF FUNCTION

January 28, 2012 10 Comments

The SUMIF function returns the sum of a collection of numbers, including only numbers that satisfy a specified condition.

SUMIF(range, criteria, sum_range)

**range**: The collection containing the values to be tested. range-values is a collection containing any value type.

**criteria**: An expression that results in a logical TRUE or FALSE. criteria is an expression that can contain anything as long as the result from comparing criteria to a value in range can be expressed as a Boolean value of TRUE or FALSE.

**sum-range**: An optional collection containing the numbers to be summed. Sumrange is a collection containing number, date/time, or duration values. It should have the same dimensions as range.

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Notes:
**Although range can contain any type of value, it should usually contain values all of the same type. If the sum_range is partially entered then the range will be taken as sum-range

**Criteria has to be in quotes unless you put criteria in a cell and refer to it with a cell reference.**

Important 1:

Important 1:

**Important 2:** Criteria for greater than 10 could be :

1)”>10”

2)”>”&A1 where 10 was in cell A1

3) A1 where >10 was in cell A1

Example:

In the sample data if we want to sum total value for the criteria “Pensil “

Formula will be

=sumif(C2:C30,”Pencil”,F2:F30)

To make more generalized formula we can also write as

=sumif(C2:C,”Pencil”,F2:F)

or

=sumif(C2:C30,”Pencil”,F2)

In the third argument (sum-range) if we ignore the whole range still function will works and the function will treat sum-range as range values

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**other way for achieving the same results for the above stated criteria

Using

**Sum Function**

traditional way of writing with if function

=ArrayFormula(sum(if(C2:C30=”Pencil”,(F2:F30))))

or

=ArrayFormula(SUM((C2:C30=”Pencil”)*(F2:F30)))

Using **Sumproduct Function**

=ArrayFormula(SUMPRODUCT((C2:C30=”Pencil”)*(F2:F30)))

Using** Filter function
**=sum(filter(F2:F,C2:C=”Pencil”))

Using** Query function
**=sum(query(A:F,”select F where C = ‘Pencil'”)

Using **DSUM Function**

=dsum(A1:F30,”Total”,K2:P3)

where K2:P3 will as below

You are free to download the above file at the following link

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AjeH8BMrOPivdHdVbDFsVTQtRzJnNVFvcnAta210ZHc

Hi Anand:

Great post … you should also, however, add the very versatile QUERY function to the discussion about use of SUMIF, SUM, SUMPRODUCT, FILTER, and DSUM functions.

Cheers!

Yogi

Cloud Computing — Google Docs Way

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