## SUMPRODUCT – multiple criteria

The formula above in cell G8 uses two conditions in cell G2 and G3 and a date range G5:G6 to create a total. The conditions in cell G2 and G3 are matched to the "Description" values in column C and the date range specified in cell G5 and G6 are used to filter values based on the dates in column B.

### Explaining formula in cell G8

#### Step 1 - Identify values matching cell G2 and G3

The COUNTIF function allows you to compare multiple values to one column.

COUNTIF(G2:G3, C3:C10)

becomes

COUNTIF({"H";"B"},{"A";"H";"B";"C";"H";"F";"E";"E"})

and returns

{0;1;1;0;1;0;0;0}.

This tells us that the second, third and fifth value in column C matches G2 or G3.

The picture below shows the array in column A.

#### Step 2 - Identify values inside date range

To match a date range we need two logical expressions, the first one checks if any of the dates in B3:B10 are larger than or equal to the start date in G5.

(G5<=B3:B10)

returns

{TRUE; TRUE; TRUE; FALSE; TRUE; FALSE; FALSE; TRUE}.

The second logical expression matches dates smaller than or equal to the end date.

(G6>=B3:B10)

returns

{FALSE; FALSE; TRUE; TRUE; TRUE; TRUE; TRUE; FALSE}

#### Step 3 - Apply AND logic to all arrays

Column D shows the result of multiplying all arrays from the logical expressions and the COUNTIF function. This is the same as AND logic for values row-wise.

For example, the first value on row 3 is 0 (zero), the next is TRUE and the last value is FALSE. 0*TRUE*FALSE equals FALSE. All values must be TRUE to return TRUE.

Note, 0 (zero) is the same as FALSE and 1 is TRUE in Excel. Row 5 and 7 in column D return 1.

#### Step 4 - Sum all numbers in array

The SUMPRODUCT function creates a total based on logical expressions.

SUMPRODUCT(COUNTIF(G2:G3,C3:C10)* (G5<=B3:B10)* (G6>=B3:B10)* D3:D10)

becomes

SUMPRODUCT({0;0;1;0;1;0;0;0}* D3:D10)

Lastly, multiply the array with the amounts in column D.

SUMPRODUCT({0;0;1;0;1;0;0;0}* {50; 30; 100; 100; 80; 90; 70; 30})

calculates to

SUMPRODUCT({0;0;100;0;80;0;0;0})

and returns 180 in cell G8.

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I don't understand why do you say „Use asterisks between logical expressions instead of commas and you don't need to enter the SUMPRODUCT function as an array formula."

Formula

`=SUMPRODUCT(COUNTIF(G2:G3,C3:C10),--(G5=B3:B10),D3:D10)`

works fine and isn't an array formula...something is wrong with autoformatting.

The formula is:

SUMPRODUCT(COUNTIF(G2:G3,C3:C10),--(G5=B3:B10),D3:D10)

Ciprian Stoian

I believe SUMPRODUCT in earlier Excel versions had to be entered as an array formula in some cases in order to work. The asterisk made it possible to enter the formula as a regular formula.

This seems to have changed in Excel 365, thanks for pointing it out.