## How to sum multiple columns based on single criteria in Excel?

In Excel, you may always need to sum multiple columns based on one criteria. For example, I have a range of data as following screenshot shown, now, I want to get the total values of KTE in three months - Jan, Feb and Mar.

**Sum multiple columns based on single criteria with a helper column**

**Sum multiple columns based on single criteria with an array formula**

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** Sum multiple columns based on single criteria with a helper column**

In Excel, we can create a helper column to sum the total values for each row, and then use the sumif function to sum this column based on criteria, please do as this:

**1**. In this example, you can sum the total values for each row first, please type this formula: **=sum(B2:D2)**, then drag the fill handle down to the cells that you want to apply this formula, and the total values of each row will be displayedsee screenshot:

**2.** And next, you can apply the below sumif function to sum the data in helper column E based on the criteria:

**=SUMIF(A2:A10, G2, E2:E10)**

Then, press **Enter** key on the keyboard, and you will get the total number based on the specific criteria. See screenshot:

**Tips**: In the above formula：

refers to the range of cells that you want to apply the criteria against;**A2:A10**is the criterion that the items are to be added;**G2**specifies the cells to be added.**E2:E10**

** Sum multiple columns based on single criteria with an array formula**

If you don’t like to use the helper column to solve this problem, here also is an array formula that can do you a favor.

**1**. Enter or copy the following formula in your specific cell - G2:

**=SUM((B2:B10+C2:C10+D2:D10)*(--(A2:A10=F2)))**

**2**. And then press the** Ctrl + Shift +Enter** keys together, and you will get the correct result.

**Tips**: In the above formula：

,**B2:B10**and**C2:C10**, indicate the columns that you want to sum, if you have more columns data need to sum, just add the column range as your need;**D2:D10**refers to the range of cells that you want to apply the criteria against;**A2:A10**is the criterion that the items are to be added.**F2**

** Sum multiple columns based on single criteria with an awesome feature**

to deal with this task as quickly as possible, Kutools for Excel's LOOKUP and Sum feature also can help you.

**Tips:**To apply this ** LOOKUP from Bottom to Top** feature, firstly, you should download the **Kutools for Excel**, and then apply the feature quickly and easily.

After installing **Kutools for Excel**, please do as this:

**1**. Click **Kutools** > **Super LOOKUP** > **LOOKUP and Sum**, see screenshot:

**2**. In the **LOOKUP and Sum** dialog box, please do the following operations:

- Select
**Lookup and sum matched value(s) in row(s)**option under the**Lookup and Sum Type**section; - Specify the lookup value, output range and the data range that you want to use;
- Select
**Return the sum of all matched values**option from the**Options**.

**3**. Then, click **OK** button, and the total value of all the matched records has been calculated at once, see screenshot:

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