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How to sum based on column and row criteria in Excel? 

I have a range of data which contains row and column headers, now, I want to take a sum of the cells that meet both column and row header criteria. For example, to sum the cells which column criteria is Tom and the row criteria is Feb as following screenshot shown. This article, I will talk about some useful formulas to solve it.

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Sum cells based on column and row criteria with formulas

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Here, you can apply the following formulas to sum the cells based on both the column and row criteria, please do as this:

Enter any one of the below formulas into a blank cell where you want to output the result:



And then press Shift + Ctrl + Enter keys together to get the result, see screenshot:

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Note: In the above formulas: Tom and Feb are the column and row criteria that based on, A2:A7, B1:J1 are the column headers and row headers contain the criteria, B2:J7 is the data range that you want to sum.

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    Tabby · 8 months ago
    Is there a way to make this work with wildcard characters? I'd like to use it on everything starting with certain characters, but with (a fixed number of) undefined characters at the end, i.e. =SUM(IF(B1:J1="Fe*",IF(A2:A7="To*",B2:J7)))
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      Tabby · 7 months ago
      Should anyone have the same question, this is how I solved it (in Google Sheets, not tested in Excel):


      Note that the IF function does not support wildcard characters and that for regexmatch the wildcards are different and can be found here: https://github.com/google/re2/blob/master/doc/syntax.txt
      In this particular instance, I used ^ to indicate that Fe & Tom occur at the beginning of text and . to allow for any following character (* would mean zero or more of the previous character, e.g. Fe* would only look for instances with 1 or more "e"s after F)
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    Angela · 1 years ago
    how would you do this same formula if you wanted to sum both Feb and March together? please help! thanks

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      skyyang · 1 years ago
      To solve your problem, you just need to apply the below formula, please try it.


      Hope it can help you!
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    Sebghatulbary Khabaey · 2 years ago
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    BSB · 2 years ago
    Worth pointing out that of the two formulas provided above you do not need to enter the SUMPRODUCT formula with Ctrl + Shift + Enter. It will work perfectly well without it.
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    Swap · 2 years ago
    Awesome, this is the one what i was looking for. thanks for the help