Anyone wishes to sum for specified names in Excel for business, academics, or other purposes. We will try our best to show some ways to sum names in Excel that can be human or business entities or any kind of name. We have discussed a number of straightforward methods in this post to sum names in Excel. So, stay with us and adhere to the process.

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## 4 Ways to Sum for Specified Names in Excel

A dataset from the production of textiles is shown in the picture below. In the following sections, we will discuss quick methods to know the overall price or total quantity for certain customer names in Excel.

### 1. Sum for One or Multiple Names Using SUMIF or SUMIFS Function

**SUMIF **or **SUMIFS **functions allow us to sum for specific criteria. In the first method, we will use these functions to sum data for one or more names.

**📌**** Steps:**

- To know the total quantity and total order price of
**customer-1**, put the following formulas in**cell J5**and**K5**.

**Formula for Total Quantity:**

`=SUMIF(C5:C20, C5, F5:F20)`

**Formula for Order Price:**

`=SUMIF(C5:C20, C5, G5:G20)`

- In both cases, press
**ENTER**and you will see that we’ve got specific order data for Customer-1.

- In a similar manner, we can apply the
**SUMIFS**function to add more criteria. For example, if you want to know the total order quantity and price for Customers only for those greater than 100 pieces, then you have to insert the following formula in cells**J12**and**K12**.

**Formula for Total Quantity (Which Are >100):**

`=SUMIFS(F5:F20,C5:C20,C10, F5:F20,">100")`

**Formula for Total Price (Whose Quantity Are >100):**

`=SUMIFS(G5:G20,C5:C20,C10, F5:F20,">100")`

**💬**** Note:**

You could use **“Customer-1”** instead of **C10** inside the formulas to set name criteria.

**Read More: How to Use SUMIF with Text in Excel (9 Easy Ways)**

### 2. Sum Names for Partial Matches in Excel

We have products such as shirts, t-shirts, and shorts. You see “**sh**” is common in these products’ names. So we can set a formula **using wildcard characters** to get the total for all these products in a single click. Here is how to do this.

**📌**** Steps:**

- Go to
**cell J5**and insert the following formula.

`=SUMIF(E5:E20, "*Sh*", F5:F20)`

- Then hit the
**ENTER**button.

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### 3. Perform Sum for a Named Range

In the third example, we’ll use the same procedure as before, but this time using **Named Range**. Named Range defines a range of cells by selecting those cells and renaming them in the **name box**.

**📌**** Steps:**

- First off, we will select the product column and as shown in the image below. Rename it as
**Products**. Use an underscore (_) if you want to use two or more words in the name box.

- Similarly, rename the Quantity Column as
**Quantities**.

- Now apply the following formula in
**cell J5**.

`=SUMIF(Products, "*Sh*", Quantities)`

- Notice that we don’t have to use the range as a reference, rather we have directly used the name specified by us before.

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### 4. Use Consolidate Command to Summarize Total for Specified Names in Excel

To examine a list that has been condensed in Excel, we can simply combine the columns labeled “Customer”, “Qty”, and “Total Price” but this time by **consolidating**.

**📌**** Steps:**

- We may quickly and simply summarize a list of names and their matching quantities and total price volume by choosing to
**Consolidate**under**Data Tools**under the**Data**tab.

- A
**Consolidate**pop-up will then show up here. - Select
**Sum**in the**Function**area. - Then select the
**data range**you want to consolidate. Here it is**C5:G20**. - Now mark the
**Left Column**under**Use Labels**. - Click
**OK**when finished.

- But in this table we have consolidated, we have some undesirable columns that is not our concern here right now like the
**2nd (K)**and**3rd (L)**column. - So we will select the 2nd and 3rd columns and by
**right-clicking**, select**Delete**.

- So here is the final data that we desire to see the total quantity and total price to the related customers.

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## Conclusion

These procedures and stages will carry out necessary tasks to sum names in Excel. The workbook is also available for download so that you may use it for your own practice. If you have any questions, problems, or recommendations, just let me know in the comment field. Visit our blog **ExcelDemy** for more similar Excel-related issues.