# Sum if equal to one of many things

=SUMPRODUCT(SUMIF(range,things,values))

If you need to sum values when cells are equal to one of many things, you can use a formula based on the SUMIF and SUMPRODUCT functions.

In the example shown, the formula in H5 is:

=SUMPRODUCT(SUMIF(B5:B11,things,C5:C11))

### How this formula works

The SUMIF function takes three arguments: range, criteria, and sum_range.

For **range**, we are using B5:B11. These cells contain the values we are testing against multiple criteria.

For **criteria**, we are using the named range "things" (E5:E7). This range contains the 3 values we are using as criteria. This range can be expanded to include additional criteria as needed.

For **sum_range**, we are using using C5:C11, which contains numeric values.

Because we are giving SUMIF more than one criteria, it will return multiple results – one result for each value in "things. The results come back an array like this:

=SUMPRODUCT({60;30;12})

SUMPRODUCT then sums all items in the array and returns a final result, 102.

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