## Summary

SUMIF is a function to sum cells that meet a single criteria. SUMIF can be used to sum cells based on dates, numbers, and text that match specific criteria. SUMIF supports logical operators (>,<,<>,=) and wildcards (*,?) for partial matching.

## Purpose

Sum numbers in a range that meet supplied criteria

## Return value

The sum of values supplied.

## Syntax

=SUMIF (range, criteria, [sum_range])

## Arguments

**range**– The range of cells that you want to apply the criteria against.**criteria**– The criteria used to determine which cells to add.**sum_range**– [optional] The cells to add together. If sum_range is omitted, the cells in range are added together instead.

## Usage notes

When **sum_range** is omitted, the cells in **range** will be summed.

Text criteria, or criteria that includes math symbols, must be enclosed in double quotation marks (“).

Numeric criteria can be supplied without quotation marks.

The wildcard characters ? and * can be used in **criteria**. A question mark matches any one character and an asterisk matches any sequence of characters.

To find a literal question mark or asterisk, use a tilde (~) in front question mark or asterisk (i.e. ~?, ~*).