# SUMIFS Multiple Criteria Along Column and Row in Excel

Excel is part and parcel of our daily life. When we think about data, the first thing that comes to our mind is Excel. We can do all sorts of data manipulation with Excel. Working with large amounts of data, we need to use the SUMIFS function. In this article, we will discuss the use of SUMIFS with multiple criteria along column and row in Excel.

We take a data set that contains the product, customer, date, and sales of a Fruit Shop. ## Introduction to SUMIFS Function

The SUMIFS function is a math and trig function. It adds all of its arguments that meet multiple criteria.

• Syntax

SUMIFS(sum_range, criteria_range1, criteria1, [criteria_range2, criteria2], …)

• Argument

sum_range – The range of cells to sum.

criteria_range1 – The range that is tested using Criteria1.

criteria_range1 and criteria1 set up a search pair whereby a range is searched for specific criteria. Once items in the range are found, their corresponding values in sum_range are added.

criteria1 – The criteria that determine which cells in criteria_range1 will be added.

Additional ranges and their associated criteria. We can enter up to 127 range/criteria pairs.

## 5 Methods to Use SUMIFS with Multiple Criteria Along Column and Row in Excel

Here, we will apply 5 different methods using SUMIFS. Before that add criteria and outcome cells in the data set. ### 1. Excel SUMIFS with Comparison Operators and Multiple Criteria Along Column & Row

From our data set, we want to know the sum of sales to John that are less than 22 dollars.

Here, the 1st criteria are the amount sold to John and 2nd one is the price is less than 22 dollars. Now, set these two criteria in the sheet. Inputs are John in the Customer box and 22 in the Price box.

Step 1:

• Go to Cell D17.
• Write down the SUMIFS function.
• In the 1st argument select the range E5:E13, which value we want.
• In the 2nd argument select the range C5:C13 and select Cell D15 as the 1st criteria for John.
• Add 2nd criteria of range E5:E13 that contains the price. Then select smaller than sign and Cell D16. The formula becomes:
`=SUMIFS(E5:E13,C5:C13,D15,E5:E13,"<"&D16)` Step 2:

• Press Enter. This outcome is the total sales to John less than 22 dollars each.

### 2. Use of SUMIFS with Date Criteria in Column

Here we will find sales compared to date. Let’s calculate the sales for the last 30 days. We will count today to last 30 days.

Step 1:

• First, we will set the start and end date.
• We will use the Today () function to set the dates. It returns the present day’s date.
• In start date subtract 30 from Today (). Step 2:

• Go to Cell D17.
• Write down the SUMIFS.
• In the 1st argument select the range E5:E13, which indicates the price.
• In the 2nd argument select the range D5:D13 that contains the date and input greater than equal sign and select cell D15 as the starting date.
• Add other criteria that are less than equal in the same range select cell D16 as the ending date. So, the formula becomes:
`=SUMIFS(E5:E13,C5:C13,D15,E5:E13,"<"&D16)` Step 3:

• Then, press the Enter. This is the sales amount of the last 30 days. We can do this for any specific date or date range.

### 3. Excel SUMIFS with Blank Row

We can make a report of blank cells by SUMIFS function. For this, we need to modify our data set. Remove elements from the Product and Customer column, so that we can apply the function with some criteria. So, the data set will look like. Step 1:

• Go to Cell D16.
• Write down the SUMIFS.
• In the 1st argument select the range E5:E13, which indicates price.
• In the 2nd argument select the range B5:B13 and check blank cells.
• Add other criteria and that range is C5:C13. If both the columns alongside cells are blank then it will show an output. So, the formula becomes:
`=SUMIFS(E5:E13,B5:B13, "",C5:C13, "")` Step 2:

• Now, press Enter. Here, we will see that 2 cells of each column are blank. And the outcome is the sum of them.

### 4. Excel SUMIFS with Non-Blank Cells Criteria along Column & Row

We can get by in two ways. Using SUM abs SUMIFS function and only SUMIFS function.

#### 4.1 SUM & SUMIFS Functions with Non-Blank Cells

We can easily get this with the help of method 3.

Step 1:

• First, add 3 cells in the datasheet to find our desired outcome. Step 2:

• First, get the total sales of Column E in cell D16.
• Write the SUM function and the formula will be:
`=SUM(E5:E13)` Step 3:

• Now, press Enter. Step 4:

• In the D17 cell write down the formula of sales of blank cells that we get in the previous method. And the formula will look like this:
`=SUMIFS(E5:E13,B5:B13,"",C5:C13,"")` Step 5:

• Again, press the Enter button. Step 6:

• Now, subtract these blank cells from the total sales in the D18 cell. So, the formula will be:
`=SUM(E5:E13)-SUMIFS(E5:E13,B5:B13,"",C5:C13,"")` Step 7:

• Finally, press Enter. The outcome is the total sales of non-blank cells.

#### 4.2 SUMIFS Functions with Non-Blank Cells

We can also get the total of all non-blank cells using the SUMIFS function only.

Step 1:

• Go to Cell D16
• Write down the SUMIFS
• In the 1st argument select the range E5:E13, which indicates price.
• In the 2nd argument select the range B5:B13 and check blank cells.
• Add other criteria and that range is C5:C13. If both the column’s same cell is non-blank, then it will show an output that is the sum. So, the formula becomes:
`=SUMIFS(E5:E13, B5:B13, "<>",C5:C13, "<>")` Step 2:

• Again, press Enter. This is the output of all the non-blank cells.

Note:

<> – It means not equal.

### 5. SUMIFS + SUMIFS for Multiple OR Criteria along Column and Row

In this method, we want to apply multiple criteria multiple times. We used SUMIFS two times here to complete the task.

First, we take John as a reference. We want to find out the total sales to John between 1st October to 15th October. In the 2nd criteria take Alex as a reference with the same period. So, the data set will look like this: Step 1:

• Go to Cell D19.
• Write down the SUMIFS function.
• In the 1st argument select the range E5:E13, which indicates price.
• In the 2nd argument select the range C5:C13 and select D17 as the reference customer.
• Then add the date criteria. So, the formula becomes:
`=SUMIFS(E5:E13,C5:C13,D17,D5:D13,">="&D15,D5:D13,"<="&D16)+SUMIFS(E5:E13,C5:C13,D18,D5:D13,">="&D15,D5:D13,"<="&D16)` Step 2:

• Again, press Enter.

This is the sum of John and Alex in each period.

## Alternatives to SUMIFS Function

There are some alternative options through which we can achieve the same outputs. And in fact, they are a bit easier sometimes.

### SUMPRODUCT Function with Multiple Criteria along Column and Row

#### a. SUMPRODUCT with Multiple AND Criteria

Here, we will apply the SUMPRODUCT function for AND type multiple criteria along with columns and rows. We will calculate the total products sold to John after 1st October and which is higher than 15 dollars. SUMPRODUCT function will be used to make the solution easier. Modify the reference dataset a bit for this method. Step 1:

• Go to Cell D18.
• Write down the SUMPRODUCT Select range E5:E13 in the 1st argument which indicates the price. And the formula becomes:
`=SUMPRODUCT(E5:E13,(--(((D5:D13)>D15)*((C5:C13)=D16)*((E5:E13)>D17))))` Step 2:

• Now, press Enter. See, we have got the result with less complication and using multiple criteria.

#### b. OR Type SUMPRODUCT of Multiple Criteria

Here, we will apply the SUMPRODUCT function for OR type multiple criteria column and row. We want to calculate the total sales of Apple and Alex. It will include Apple and Alex both. We will do this by applying the SUMPRODUCT function. So, after modifying the data set will look like this: Step 1:

• Go to Cell D18
• Write down the SUMPRODUCT And the formula becomes:
`=SUMPRODUCT(E5:E13,(--((--((B5:B13)=D15))+(--((C5:C13)=D16))>0)))` Step 2:

• Now, press the Enter button. So, OR type multiple criteria can easily be solved in this way.

## Conclusion

In this article, we showed different ways to use the SUMIFS with multiple criteria along column and row. We also attached alternative methods compared to SUMIFS. Hope this helps you get the exact solution. Stay with us and provide your valuable suggestions.  