# sumif with multiple critera range and sum_range

Discussion in 'Microsoft Excel Worksheet Functions' started by DocBrown, Dec 20, 2008.

1. ### DocBrownGuest

Hello,

I have a worksheet where I'm trying to use the sumif function to sum over
multiple criteria ranges and multiple sum_ranges. The following formula,
which shows three ranges, (surprisingly) works. Is there a more compact way
to implement this? This is for a budget spreadsheet where each of the ranges
(J31:J36 for example, are one month. So the full scale formula would have 12
ranges and sum_ranges. Notice that the sum_ranges are offset two columns
right of the critera range.

=SUMIF((\$J\$31:\$J\$36:\$O\$31:\$O\$36:\$T\$31:\$T\$36),"="&C47,(\$L\$31:\$L\$36:\$Q\$31:\$Q\$36:\$V\$31:\$V\$36))

If I rearranged the columns, would it that make it possible for a more
compact formula to work?

Thanks,
John

DocBrown, Dec 20, 2008

2. ### Bernard LiengmeGuest

For details on SUMPRODUCT
Bob Phillips
http://www.xldynamic.com/source/xld.SUMPRODUCT.html
J.E McGimpsey
http://mcgimpsey.com/excel/formulae/doubleneg.html

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Bernard V Liengme
Microsoft Excel MVP
http://people.stfx.ca/bliengme
remove caps from email

"DocBrown" <> wrote in message
news:...
> Hello,
>
> I have a worksheet where I'm trying to use the sumif function to sum over
> multiple criteria ranges and multiple sum_ranges. The following formula,
> which shows three ranges, (surprisingly) works. Is there a more compact
> way
> to implement this? This is for a budget spreadsheet where each of the
> ranges
> (J31:J36 for example, are one month. So the full scale formula would have
> 12
> ranges and sum_ranges. Notice that the sum_ranges are offset two columns
> right of the critera range.
>
> =SUMIF((\$J\$31:\$J\$36:\$O\$31:\$O\$36:\$T\$31:\$T\$36),"="&C47,(\$L\$31:\$L\$36:\$Q\$31:\$Q\$36:\$V\$31:\$V\$36))
>
> If I rearranged the columns, would it that make it possible for a more
> compact formula to work?
>
> Thanks,
> John
>

Bernard Liengme, Dec 20, 2008

3. ### T. ValkoGuest

>=SUMIF((\$J\$31:\$J\$36:\$O\$31:\$O\$36:\$T\$31:\$T\$36),"="&C47,(\$L\$31:\$L\$36:\$Q\$31:\$Q\$36:\$V\$31:\$V\$36))

Although Excel accepts the formula like that each "middle" range is being
ignored. That formula can be written like this and will produce the same
result:

=SUMIF(\$J\$31:\$T\$36,C47,\$L\$31:\$V\$36)

Here is the pattern it's following:

Criteria range.....Sum range
............J....................L
............K..................M
............N..................P
............O..................Q
............R...................T
............S...................U
............V.....................

If you want to restructure your setup so you can squeeze in 12 months worth
of data in the least amount of space then use every other column.

C = criteria range
S = sum range

C...S...C...S...C...S...C...S etc
J....K...L...M..N..O...P...Q etc

Then the offset in the formula is 1:

=SUMIF(\$J\$31:\$P\$36,C47,\$K\$31:\$Q\$36)

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"DocBrown" <> wrote in message
news:...
> Hello,
>
> I have a worksheet where I'm trying to use the sumif function to sum over
> multiple criteria ranges and multiple sum_ranges. The following formula,
> which shows three ranges, (surprisingly) works. Is there a more compact
> way
> to implement this? This is for a budget spreadsheet where each of the
> ranges
> (J31:J36 for example, are one month. So the full scale formula would have
> 12
> ranges and sum_ranges. Notice that the sum_ranges are offset two columns
> right of the critera range.
>
> =SUMIF((\$J\$31:\$J\$36:\$O\$31:\$O\$36:\$T\$31:\$T\$36),"="&C47,(\$L\$31:\$L\$36:\$Q\$31:\$Q\$36:\$V\$31:\$V\$36))
>
> If I rearranged the columns, would it that make it possible for a more
> compact formula to work?
>
> Thanks,
> John
>

T. Valko, Dec 20, 2008
4. ### DocBrownGuest

Hi Bernard,

This looks promising, but I think I need a bit more hand holding. Example 4
looks similar, but I don't see the whole picture. I'll expand on my concept
and see if that changes the answer. The cell layout is:

J K L O P Q T U V
31 one text 5 two text 7 four text 9
32 two text 6 three text 8 two text 10
33
34

C74 is the value I'm matching if it = "two"
then sumif returns the sum of L32, Q31, V32.

Will the SUMPRODUCT be able to do this?

Thanks,
John

"Bernard Liengme" wrote:

> For details on SUMPRODUCT
> Bob Phillips
> http://www.xldynamic.com/source/xld.SUMPRODUCT.html
> J.E McGimpsey
> http://mcgimpsey.com/excel/formulae/doubleneg.html
>
> --
> Bernard V Liengme
> Microsoft Excel MVP
> http://people.stfx.ca/bliengme
> remove caps from email
>
> "DocBrown" <> wrote in message
> news:...
> > Hello,
> >
> > I have a worksheet where I'm trying to use the sumif function to sum over
> > multiple criteria ranges and multiple sum_ranges. The following formula,
> > which shows three ranges, (surprisingly) works. Is there a more compact
> > way
> > to implement this? This is for a budget spreadsheet where each of the
> > ranges
> > (J31:J36 for example, are one month. So the full scale formula would have
> > 12
> > ranges and sum_ranges. Notice that the sum_ranges are offset two columns
> > right of the critera range.
> >
> > =SUMIF((\$J\$31:\$J\$36:\$O\$31:\$O\$36:\$T\$31:\$T\$36),"="&C47,(\$L\$31:\$L\$36:\$Q\$31:\$Q\$36:\$V\$31:\$V\$36))
> >
> > If I rearranged the columns, would it that make it possible for a more
> > compact formula to work?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > John
> >

>
>
>

DocBrown, Dec 21, 2008
5. ### DocBrownGuest

That is awsome! It works like a charm. I didn't think the ranges would work
like that

Thank you a bunch.

John

"T. Valko" wrote:

> >=SUMIF((\$J\$31:\$J\$36:\$O\$31:\$O\$36:\$T\$31:\$T\$36),"="&C47,(\$L\$31:\$L\$36:\$Q\$31:\$Q\$36:\$V\$31:\$V\$36))

>
> Although Excel accepts the formula like that each "middle" range is being
> ignored. That formula can be written like this and will produce the same
> result:
>
> =SUMIF(\$J\$31:\$T\$36,C47,\$L\$31:\$V\$36)
>
> Here is the pattern it's following:
>
> Criteria range.....Sum range
> ............J....................L
> ............K..................M
> ............N..................P
> ............O..................Q
> ............R...................T
> ............S...................U
> ............V.....................
>
> If you want to restructure your setup so you can squeeze in 12 months worth
> of data in the least amount of space then use every other column.
>
> C = criteria range
> S = sum range
>
> C...S...C...S...C...S...C...S etc
> J....K...L...M..N..O...P...Q etc
>
> Then the offset in the formula is 1:
>
> =SUMIF(\$J\$31:\$P\$36,C47,\$K\$31:\$Q\$36)
>
>
> --
> Biff
> Microsoft Excel MVP
>
>
> "DocBrown" <> wrote in message
> news:...
> > Hello,
> >
> > I have a worksheet where I'm trying to use the sumif function to sum over
> > multiple criteria ranges and multiple sum_ranges. The following formula,
> > which shows three ranges, (surprisingly) works. Is there a more compact
> > way
> > to implement this? This is for a budget spreadsheet where each of the
> > ranges
> > (J31:J36 for example, are one month. So the full scale formula would have
> > 12
> > ranges and sum_ranges. Notice that the sum_ranges are offset two columns
> > right of the critera range.
> >
> > =SUMIF((\$J\$31:\$J\$36:\$O\$31:\$O\$36:\$T\$31:\$T\$36),"="&C47,(\$L\$31:\$L\$36:\$Q\$31:\$Q\$36:\$V\$31:\$V\$36))
> >
> > If I rearranged the columns, would it that make it possible for a more
> > compact formula to work?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > John
> >

>
>
>

DocBrown, Dec 21, 2008
6. ### T. ValkoGuest

You're welcome. Thanks for the feedback!

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"DocBrown" <> wrote in message
news:...
> That is awsome! It works like a charm. I didn't think the ranges would
> work
> like that
>
> Thank you a bunch.
>
> John
>
> "T. Valko" wrote:
>
>> >=SUMIF((\$J\$31:\$J\$36:\$O\$31:\$O\$36:\$T\$31:\$T\$36),"="&C47,(\$L\$31:\$L\$36:\$Q\$31:\$Q\$36:\$V\$31:\$V\$36))

>>
>> Although Excel accepts the formula like that each "middle" range is being
>> ignored. That formula can be written like this and will produce the same
>> result:
>>
>> =SUMIF(\$J\$31:\$T\$36,C47,\$L\$31:\$V\$36)
>>
>> Here is the pattern it's following:
>>
>> Criteria range.....Sum range
>> ............J....................L
>> ............K..................M
>> ............N..................P
>> ............O..................Q
>> ............R...................T
>> ............S...................U
>> ............V.....................
>>
>> If you want to restructure your setup so you can squeeze in 12 months
>> worth
>> of data in the least amount of space then use every other column.
>>
>> C = criteria range
>> S = sum range
>>
>> C...S...C...S...C...S...C...S etc
>> J....K...L...M..N..O...P...Q etc
>>
>> Then the offset in the formula is 1:
>>
>> =SUMIF(\$J\$31:\$P\$36,C47,\$K\$31:\$Q\$36)
>>
>>
>> --
>> Biff
>> Microsoft Excel MVP
>>
>>
>> "DocBrown" <> wrote in message
>> news:...
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > I have a worksheet where I'm trying to use the sumif function to sum
>> > over
>> > multiple criteria ranges and multiple sum_ranges. The following
>> > formula,
>> > which shows three ranges, (surprisingly) works. Is there a more compact
>> > way
>> > to implement this? This is for a budget spreadsheet where each of the
>> > ranges
>> > (J31:J36 for example, are one month. So the full scale formula would
>> > have
>> > 12
>> > ranges and sum_ranges. Notice that the sum_ranges are offset two
>> > columns
>> > right of the critera range.
>> >
>> > =SUMIF((\$J\$31:\$J\$36:\$O\$31:\$O\$36:\$T\$31:\$T\$36),"="&C47,(\$L\$31:\$L\$36:\$Q\$31:\$Q\$36:\$V\$31:\$V\$36))
>> >
>> > If I rearranged the columns, would it that make it possible for a more
>> > compact formula to work?
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> > John
>> >

>>
>>
>>

T. Valko, Dec 21, 2008