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How to sumif date is less/greater than today in Excel?

Supposing we have a sale volume table with planning and actual volumes of every day. Now we are required to count occurred dates before today and calculate the total planning volumes before today in order to dynamically compare the planning volumes and actual volumes. Here I will apply the SUMIF function to get it done in Excel quickly.

Sumif date is less/greater than today with formula in Excel

Sumif date is less/greater than today in Excel

To sum sale volumes if they occurred before today in Excel, we can get it done with the SUMIF function easily as following:

Find a blank cell (in our case, we select the Cell B21), enter the formula =SUMIF($A$2:$A$20,"<"&TODAY(),B2:B20) and press the Enter key.


(1) In the formula of =SUMIF($A$2:$A$20,"<"&TODAY(),B2:B20), the $A$2:$A$20 is the date column where you will check if the sale volumes are before or less than today, the B2:B20 is the planning volume column where you will sum, and you can change them based on your needs.

(2) If you want to sum sale volumes if they are greater than today, you can apply the formula =SUMIF($A$2:$A$20,">"&TODAY(),B2:B20), and to sum sale volumes if they are no less than today, you can apply the formula =SUMIF($A$2:$A$20,">="&TODAY(),B2:B20).

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I'm aware that this post is rather old but I have a question: why is the ">"&TODAY() part necessary in that second section with the formula "=SUMIF($A$2:$A$20,"<"&TODAY(),B2:B20)"? It was what I was missing to get my formula to work. I am not sure why that's necessary as other formulas don't seem to require the concatenation of the > symbol and the word TODAY().

Let me know if you can, thanks!
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Hi Josiah,
The ">"&TODAY() in the formula will filter dates that are later than today, and then sum the filtered out results. Without the ">"&TODAY(), the formula will sum all recorded data.
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