which returns the total of items in "Red" columns for each row.
Normally, SUMIFS is used with data in a vertical arrangement, but it can also be used in cases where data is arranged horizontally. The trick is to make sure the sum range and criteria range are the same dimensions. In the example shown, the formula in cell I5, copied down the column is:
Notice the criteria range, B4:G4 is locked as an absolute reference to prevent changes as the formula is copied.
Totals for each color
By carefully using a combination of absolute and mixed references, you can calculate totals for each color in a summary table. Notice in the example below, we are now picking up the cell references, I4, J4, and K4 to use directly as criteria:
The formula below in cell I5, copied down and across the table is:
Excel supports "full column" and "full row" references like this: = SUM ( A:A ) // sum all of column A = SUM ( 3 : 3 ) // sum all of row 3 You can see how this works yourself by typing "A:A", "3:3", etc. into the name box (left of the formula bar)...
At the core, this formula relies on the SUMPRODUCT function to sum values in matching columns in the named range "data" C5:G14. If all data were provided to SUMPRODUCT in a single range, the result would be the sum of all values in the range: =...
SUMIFS is a function to sum cells that meet multiple criteria. SUMIFS can be used to sum values when adjacent cells meet criteria based on dates, numbers, and text. SUMIFS supports logical operators (>,...
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