What does it do?
Sums the values in a range that meet a criteria that you specify
=SUMIF(Range or Cells, Criteria, [Sum_Range])
What it means:
=SUMIF(Evaluate this Range/Cells, With this Criteria, [Optional Sum Range])
The SUMIF function is used widely amongst spreadsheet users as it is a simple Excel function. It allows you to Sum the values in a range that meet a criteria that you specify.
So if you want to Sum a range of sales values that are above $3,000 then this is the best Excel function to use, as I explain below.
We want to get the sum of the sales amounts that are above $3000.
STEP 1: We need to enter the SUMIF function in a blank cell:
STEP 2: The SUMIF arguments:
What is your range that contains the source data?
Highlight the column that contains the sales data
Which records do you want to sum together?
Since we want to sum the amounts greater than 3000, then let’s type in >3000
Just like that, Excel has selectively found the values and summed them together!
How to Use the Sumif Formula in Excel