To sum values that are between two dates, you can use the SUMIFS function. In the example shown, cell H7 contains this formula:


where date (C5:C11) and amount (D5:D11) are named ranges. The formula sums the amounts in column D for dates between H5 and H6.

Generic formula



The SUMIFS function allows logical operators (i.e. "=",">",">=", etc.), and can handle multiple criteria. To target values between two dates, we need to use two criteria, each entered as a criteria/range pair like this:

">"&H5,date // greater than H5
"<"&H6,date // less than H6

Note we need to enclose the logical operators in double quotes (""), then concatenate them to cell references with the ampersand (&). This is because SUMIFS is in a group of functions with unique syntax for criteria.

The final formula looks like this:


where date (C5:C11) and amount (D5:D11) are named ranges. Note this formula does not include values on the start or end date in the result, only values between these dates. To include start and end dates, use greater than or equal to (>=) and less than or equal to (<=).

With hard-coded dates

The best way to hard-code dates into the SUMIFS function is to use the DATE function. For example, to sum values in rng1 between July 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020, you can use a formula like this:


Notice this formula uses greater than or equal to (">=") and less than or equal to ("<=") to include the start and end date in the final result.

Adding more criteria

To extend the formula to apply more criteria, just add another range/criteria pair. For example, the formula below will sum values in rng1 when dates in rng2 are between dates in A1 and B1, AND values in rng3 are equal to C1:

=SUMIFS(rng1,rng2,">"&A1,rng2,"<"&B1, rng3, C1)
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