## How to use the SUMIFS function

*Article updated on March 09, 2018*

The SUMIFS function in cell D11 adds numbers from column D based on criteria applied to column B and C.

=SUMIFS(D3:D8,B3:B8,B11,C3:C8,C11)

### Excel Function Syntax

SUMIFS(*sum_range*,* criteria_range1*, *criteria1*, *[criteria_range2], [criteria2], *...)

### Arguments

sum_range |
Required. A cell reference to a cell range whose numbers you want to sum. |

criteria_range1 |
Required. The cell range you want to test Criteria1 for. |

criteria1 |
Required. The condition you want to use applied to criteria_range1 to sum the corresponding cells in sum_range |

[criteria_range2] |
Optional. Up to 127 additional arguments. |

[criteria2] |
Optional. Up to 127 additional arguments. |

The SUMIFS function in cell D11 sums all corresponding values that begin with B in column B and is Small in column C.

=SUMIFS(D3:D8,B3:B8,B11,C3:C8,C11)

You can use wildcard characters like:

- * (asterisk) - Matches any length of characters
- ? (question mark) - Matches any single character

The formula in cell D11 sums numbers in column D based on numbers less than 104 in column B and Small in column C.

=SUMIFS(D3:D8,B3:B8,B11,C3:C8,C11)

You are also allowed to use logical operators like:

- > larger than
- < smaller than
- = equal to
- <> not equal to

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