# Sumif

Sumif with Numeric Criteria | Sumif with Text Criteria | Sumif with Date Criteria | Sumifs

The powerful **SUMIF function** in **Excel** sums cells based on one criteria. This page contains many easy to follow SUMIF examples.

### Sumif with Numeric Criteria

You can use the SUMIF function in Excel to sum cells based on numbers that meet specific criteria.

1. For example, the SUMIF function below (two arguments) sums values in the range A1:A5 that are less than or equal to 10.

2. The following SUMIF function gives the exact same result. It uses the & operator to join the 'less than or equal to' symbol and the value in cell C1.

3. The SUMIF function below (three arguments, last argument is the range to sum) sums values in the range B1:B5 if the corresponding cells in the range A1:A5 contain the value 25.

4. The following SUMIF function gives the exact same result (second argument refers to cell D1).

### Sumif with Text Criteria

You can also use the SUMIF function in Excel to sum cells based on text strings that meet specific criteria. Always enclose text in double quotation marks. You can even use wildcards. A question mark (?) matches exactly one character. An asterisk (*) matches a series of zero or more characters.

1. For example, the SUMIF function below sums values in the range B1:B5 if the corresponding cells in the range A1:A5 contain exactly circle.

2. The SUMIF function below sums values in the range B1:B5 if the corresponding cells in the range A1:A5 do not contain exactly triangle.

3. The SUMIF function below sums values in the range B1:B5 if the corresponding cells in the range A1:A5 contain exactly circle + 1 character. A question mark (?) matches exactly one character.

4. The SUMIF function below sums values in the range B1:B5 if the corresponding cells in the range A1:A5 contain a series of zero or more characters + le. An asterisk (*) matches a series of zero or more characters.

5. The SUMIF functions below sum values in the range B1:B5 if the corresponding cells in the range A1:A5 contain exactly triangle or circle8.

### Sumif with Date Criteria

You can also use the SUMIF function in Excel to sum cells based on dates that meet specific criteria.

1. For example, the SUMIF function below sums the sales after January 20th, 2018.

Note: the DATE function in Excel accepts three arguments: year, month and day.

2. The SUMIF function below sums today's sales.

Note: today is August 3rd, 2018.

### Sumifs

The SUMIFS function (with the letter S at the end) in Excel sums values based on two or more criteria (first argument is the range to sum, followed by two or more range/criteria pairs).

1. For example, the SUMIFS function below sums the sales between two dates.

Note: the start and end date are included. Adjust the dates to sum the sales in a specific month, year, etc.