# Excel SUMIF Function

Summary

SUMIF is a function to sum cells that meet a single criteria. SUMIF can be used to sum cells based on dates, numbers, and text that match specific criteria. SUMIF supports logical operators (>,<,<>,=) and wildcards (*,?) for partial matching.

Purpose

Sum numbers in a range that meet supplied criteria

Return value

The sum of values supplied.

Syntax

=SUMIF (range, criteria, [sum_range])

Arguments

**range**- The range of cells that you want to apply the criteria against.**criteria**- The criteria used to determine which cells to add.**sum_range**- [optional] The cells to add together. If sum_range is omitted, the cells in range are added together instead.

Usage notes

- When
**sum_range**is omitted, the cells in**range**will be summed. - Text criteria, or criteria that includes math symbols, must be enclosed in double quotation marks (").
- Numeric criteria can be supplied without quotation marks.
- The wildcard characters ? and * can be used in
**criteria**. A question mark matches any one character and an asterisk matches any sequence of characters. - To find a literal question mark or asterisk, use a tilde (~) in front question mark or asterisk (i.e. ~?, ~*).

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