# Sum by week number

=SUMIFS(sum_range,week_range,week)

To sum values by week number, you can use a formula based on the SUMIFS function and the WEEKNUM function. In the example shown, the formula in G5 is:

=SUMIFS(data[Amount],data[Week],G5)

where **data** is an Excel Table in the range B5:E16, and the week numbers in column E are generated with the WEEKNUM function.

In this example, the goal is to sum the amounts in column D by week number, using the dates in column C to determine the week number. The week numbers in column G are manually entered. The final results should appear in column H. All data is in an Excel Table named **data** in the range B5:E16. This problem can be solved with the SUMIFS function and the WEEKNUM function as explained below.

### WEEKNUM function

The first step in this problem is to generate a week number for each date in column B. In the table shown, column E is a helper column with week numbers generated with the WEEKNUM function function. The formula in E5, copied down, is:

=WEEKNUM([@Date],2) // get week number

*Note: because we are using an Excel Table to hold the data, we automatically get the structured reference seen above. The reference [@Date] means: current row in Date column. If you are new to structured references, see this short video: Introduction to structured references. *

The WEEKNUM function takes a valid Excel date as the first argument. The second argument is called *return_type* and indicates the day of the week that week numbers should begin. Setting *return_type* to 2 specifies that week numbers should begin on Mondays.

### SUMIFS solution

The next step in the problem is to add up the amounts in column D using the week numbers in column E. This can easily be done with the SUMIFS function. The SUMIFS function is designed to sum values in ranges *conditionally* based on multiple criteria. The signature of the SUMIFS function looks like this:

=SUMIFS(sum_range,range1,criteria1,range2,criteria2,...)

Notice the *sum_range* comes first, followed by *range/criteria* pairs. Each range/criteria pair of arguments represents another condition.

In this case, we need to configure SUMIFS to sum values by week number using just one condition: we need to check the week number in column E for a match in the week number in column G. We start off with the *sum_range*:

=SUMIFS(data[Amount]

Next, we add criteria as a *range/criteria* pair, where *criteria_range1* is the date column, and *criteria1* is the week number in column G:

=SUMIFS(data[Amount],data[Week],G5)

*Note: we don't use data[Week]=G5 because SUMIFS is in a group of eight functions that split formula criteria into two parts.*

As the formula is copied down, we get a total for each week number in column G.

### Dynamic array solution

In the latest version of Excel, which supports dynamic array formulas, it is possible to create a single all-in-one formula that builds the entire summary table, including headers, like this:

The LET function is used to assign four intermediate variables: *weeks*,* uweeks,* *totals*, and *counts*. The value for *weeks* is created like this:

WEEKNUM(+data[Date],2) // get all weeks

Here, the WEEKNUM function is used to fetch week numbers for all dates in **data[Date]**. Because the table contains 12 rows, the result is an array with 12 week numbers like this:

{1;1;2;2;3;3;4;5;5;6;6;6}

*Note: the + operator before data[Date] is a workaround for some Excel functions that don't spill properly.*

In the next line, we assign a value to *amounts* like this:

amounts,data[Amount]

*Note: technically, we could just use the reference to data[Amount], but defining a variable here keeps all of the worksheet references at the top of the formula where they can be easily changed.*

In our summary table, we want a list of unique week numbers, so we define *uweeks* (unique weeks) with the UNIQUE function like this:

UNIQUE(weeks) // get unique week numbers

From the 12 week number values seen above, the UNIQUE function returns just 6 *unique* numbers:

{1;2;3;4;5;6} // unique week numbers

*Note: you could run these week numbers through the SORT function to ensure that weeks are in the correct order, but a better approach would be to SORT the dates themselves before extracting the week numbers. This is because week numbers in Excel can vary in the early part of a year. For example, the first few days of a year could be in week number 53.*

At this point, we are ready to sum amounts by week number. We do this with the BYROW function which calculates the sums and assigns the result to the variable *counts* for each week like this:

BYROW runs through the *uweeks* values row by row. At each row, it applies this calculation:

The value for r is the week number in the "current" row. Inside the SUM function, this value is compared to *weeks*. Since *weeks* contains all 12 values, the result is an array with 12 TRUE and FALSE results. The TRUE and FALSE values are multiplied by *amounts*. The math operation automatically converts the TRUE and FALSE values to 1s and 0s, and the zeros effectively "cancel" the values in week numbers not equal to *r*. The SUM function then sums the resulting array and returns the result. When BYROW is finished, we have an array with six sums like this:

{204;202;230;165;280;450} // totals

This is the value assigned to *totals*.

Finally the HSTACK and VSTACK functions are used to assemble a complete table:

At the top of the table, the array constant {"Week","Total"} creates a header row. The HSTACK function combines *uweeks* and *totals* horizontally, and VSTACK combines the header row and the data to make the final table. The final result spills into multiple cells on the worksheet.

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