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Google Sheets SUMIFS Function

SUMIFS Function

The SUMIFS function is a premade function in Google Sheets, which calculates the sum of a range based on one or more true or false condition.

It is typed =SUMIFS:

=SUMIFS(sum_range, criteria_range1, criterion1, [criteria_range2, ...], [criterion2, ...])

The conditions are referred to as criteria1, criteria2, and so on, which can check things like:

  • If a number is greater than another number >
  • If a number is smaller than another number <
  • If a number or text is equal to something =

The criteria_range1, criteria_range2, and so on, are the ranges where the function check for the conditions.

The [sum_range] is the range where the function calculates the sum.

Example SUMIFS function

Find the sum of total stats for Water type 1st Generation Pokemon:

The conditions are that the type is "Water" and Generation is 1.

Note: The full dataset continues after row 14, all the way down to row 759.

Example SUMIFS function, step by step:

  1. Select the cell H3
  2. Type =SUMIFS
  3. Click the SUMIFS command

  1. Specify the range for the sum C2:C759 (the Total values)
  2. Type ,
  3. Specify the range for the first conditionB2:B759 (the Type 1 values)
  4. Type ,
  5. Specify the criteria (the cell F3, which has the value "Water")
  6. Type ,
  7. Specify the range for the second conditionD2:D759 (the Generation values)
  8. Type ,
  9. Specify the criteria (the cell G3, which has the value "1")
  10. Hit enter

Note: You can add more conditions by repeating steps 9-12 before hitting enter.

The function now calculates the sum of total stats for the 1st Generation Water type Pokemon.

The function can be repeated for the following Generations to compare them:

Note: You can use the filling function for the other rows, but make sure to use absolute references for the ranges.

Now, we can see the sum of total stats of Water type Pokemon between generations: