Sumif Function Examples (Table of Contents)
Overview of Sumif Function Examples
It adds the values or sumup cells that meet the expectation of the given criteria.
The Formula for SUMIF function is:
The SUMIF function syntax or formula has belowmentioned arguments:
 Range: (Compulsory or required argument) It is the range or array of cells which needs to be evaluated by your criteria e.g. A1:A12
 Criteria: (Compulsory or required argument) It indicates what needs to be added or summedup in a range of cells or which cells to add in a range.
Note:

 In the criteria argument, values should be always presented as or enclosed within doublequotes.
 You can present this criteria argument parameter as lower or proper or uppercase text format because it is caseinsensitive.
 sum_range: (Optional parameter or argument) It is an optional array or range of numeric values which needs to be added up.
How to Use SUMIF Function in Excel?
Let’s check out how the SUMIF function works in Excel.
Example#1 – SUMIF Function with Text Criteria
In the belowmentioned example, Table contains a list of regions in column C (C8 to C20) & corresponding sales in that region in column D (D8 to D20). Here I want the sum of sales value in North region only i.e. “NORTH” from this sales dataset range (C8 to C20).
Let’s apply SUMIF function in cell “F11” with insert function option or type a formula i.e. =SUMIF automatically the argument which needs to enter appears i.e.
=SUMIF (range, criteria, [sum_range])
Now the arguments need to be entered i.e.
 Range: Column A, it is the range or array of cells which needs to be evaluated by your criteria i.e. Here the range is A2 to A14
 Criteria: It is a parameter or a condition that indicates the SUMIF function which cells in a range need to be summed or added up, Here I want the sum of sales value for North region only, hence we need to enter text criteria i.e. “NORTH”
 [sum_range]: Column B, it is an array or range of sales values which needs to be added up. i.e. here the range is B2 to B14
Click ok, after entering all the three arguments.
=SUMIF (A2:A14,D2,B2:B14)
i.e. returns the sum of sales value in the north region i.e. “8700”
Example #2 – Numeric Values with Arithmetic or Comparison Operators
Various arithmetic operators that can be used in SUMIF function:
> Greater Than
< Less Than
= Equal to
>= Greater than or equal to
<= Less than or equal to
<> Less than or greater than
a) SUMIF Function with Greater Than (>) operator
In the belowmentioned example, I have a sales value column A (A2 to A14). Here I want the sum of sales value which is greater than 1500 i.e. “>1500” from this sales dataset range (A2 to A14).
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Now, let’s apply SUMIF function in the cell “D2” i.e. =SUMIF (range, criteria) you can skip [sum_range] argument here.
=SUMIF(A2: A14,”>1500″) formula sums the amounts in column D when they are greater than 1500, & returns the sum of sales value i.e. 15331
b) SUMIF Function with Lesser Than (<) operator
In the belowmentioned example, I have a sales value column I (A2 to A14). Here I want the sum of sales value which is lesser than 2000 i.e. “<2000” from this sales dataset range (A2 to A14).
Now, let’s apply SUMIF function in the cell “D3” i.e. =SUMIF (range, criteria) you can skip [sum_range] argument here.
=SUMIF(A2: A14,”<2000″) formula sums the amounts in column D when they are lesser than 2000 & returns the sum of sales value i.e. 15331
Example #3 – SUMIF Function with Wildcard Character
Suppose, if you want to sum up or add values for the cells containing specific text, then wildcard characters will help you out.
The most widely used wildcard characters in Excel SUMIF function are:
(a) asterisk (*) To match any sequence of leading or trailing characters.
(b) Question mark (?) used to track or identify or take a count of a single character.
SUMIF Function with Asterisk (*) Wildcard Character
SUMIF function supports wildcards like an asterisk (*) & Question mark (?). An asterisk (*) means “one or more characters”
Suppose, in the belowmentioned example, I want to sumup OR add up the sales values for a specific text i.e. Apparel column containing “PANT” text in column C. Let’s check to use the SUMIF function with wildcard asterisk (*) in Excel.
In the belowmentioned example, the table contains the list of product ID in column A (A2 to A14), apparel in column B (B2 to B14) and its sales value in column C (C2 to C14). Here I want the sum of sales value for the Apparel column containing “PANT” text.
Let’s apply SUMIF function in cell “F6”. I.E. =SUMIF (B2:B14,”*PANT*”,C2:C14)
The SUMIF function in the abovementioned, sums OR adds up the values in the range C2 to C14, if it’s corresponding or neighbor cells contains the keyword, “PANT” in the range B2 to B14.
 Range: It is the range of cells which needs to be evaluated by your criteria, i.e. column B. It is a range of cells containing the keyword, “PANT” i.e., B2 to B14.
 Criteria: Here I want to match all apparel items that contain the keyword or specific text “PANT”, Hence, criteria are “*PANT*”
 [sum_range]: Column C is an array or range of sales values which needs to be added up. i.e. C2 to C14.
You can click enter, after entering all the three arguments in the SUMIF function.
=SUMIF (B2:B14,”*PANT*”,C2:C14)
i.e. returns the sum of sales value for the apparel “PANT” i.e. “23486”
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