## How to sum values based on selection of drop-down list in Excel?

Supposing you have a table contains two columns (Category and Amount), and you have created a data validation drop-down list which contains all the categories. When selecting a category from the drop-down list, you want to sum up all corresponding values in Amount column. As the below screenshot shown, if you select AA from the drop down, you will get the result 10+30+80=120. How to achieve it? Methods in this article can do you a favor.

#### Sum values based on selection of drop-down list with formula

You can apply the following formulas to sum values based on selection of drop-down list in Excel.

1. Select a blank cell to output the result,

2. Enter the below formula into it, and then press the Enter key.

=SUMIF(A2:A10,D2,B2:B10)

From now on, the sum will be adjusted automatically based on the selection of the drop-down list.

Notes:

• 1. You can also apply the below formula to sum values based on selection of drop-down list.
=SUMPRODUCT(SUMIF(\$A\$2:\$A\$10,\$D\$2,\$B\$2:\$B\$10))
• 2. In the formula, A2:A10 is the category range, D2 is the drop-down list cell, and B2:B10 is the value range you need to sum based on the drop-down list selection. Please change them as you need.

#### Easily sum values based on selection of drop down list with an amazing tool

Here recommend a handy tool – the LOOKUP and Sum utility of Kutools for Excel to help you easily sum values based on drop-down list selection without applying formulas. Please do as follows.

1. Click Kutools > Super LOOKUP > LOOKUP and Sum. See screeshot:

2. Then a LOOKUP and Sum dialog box pops up, you need to finish the below settings:

• 2.1) In the Lookup and Sum Type section, select Lookup and sum matched values(s) in row(s) option;
• 2.2) In the Select Range section, specify the Lookup Value, Output Range as well as the Data table range;
• 2.3) In the Options section, choose the Return the sum of all matched values option;
• 2.4) Click OK.

Then a formula is created automatically in the Output cell. From now on, the sum will be adjusted automatically based on the drop-down item.

If you want to have a free trial (30-day) of this utility, please click to download it, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.

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Hi.

I have a document which has a selection of food items that people have to choose. I want to try and calculate how many people have chosen a specific starter, from a drop list I created. Is this possible to do?
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Hello, first off, this is a great tutorial, thank you for this post!

I am wondering if you know how to adjust the formula to draw values from another sheet.
(I have looked at the link Crystal shared with Aaron but I can't figure it out with that additional info).

I am trying to automate a monthly budget based on a company's transactions.

Thanks!
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Hi Bella,

To sum the values from another worksheet, the formula is the same, the only difference is that you need to reference to different cell ranges in a different worksheet in the formula. As you mentioned, the formula here needs to be changed to:
=SUMIF(transactions!A2:A10,'Monthly budget'!A2,transactions!B2:B10)
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Hi there, i am currently facing a similar issue, did u find a solution to this?
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Is there a formula to total on Sheet 1 from drop down box amounts on multiple sheets?
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Hi Aaron,
The methods in the following articel may do you a favor. Please have a try.
How To Vlookup Across Multiple Sheets And Sum Results In Excel?
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cant seem to find out how to command a cell from the drop down menu. E.G i have a simple yes or no drop down for a column and i want the cell if YES to increase the cost
by 10% and if no to keep the price the same
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You may need to attach a screenshot or a sample file to describe the problem you encountered more clearly.
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The Sum Values Based On Selection Of Drop-Down List With Formula worked perfectly for what I needed. Thanks so much for posting this on here. You saved me hours of headaches!
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I am trying to use sumifs with set of conditions. There is a project column with sprint numbers and test cases, etc.. I created a drop down list of the project names above the cell with the formula and referred that in the Sumif condition. Now based on my dropdown selection, the total of test cases created are resulted. This works absolutely fine. Now, if I have to select the dropdown to select all projects, how do I do it. I tried creating a list item as "<>" but that is not working. Any suggestions?
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Trying using the wild card "*" so the last or first item in your list is just the *. I am working through a similar problem and that has worked most of the time.
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Did you find a way to make this work?
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Hi,
What do you mean of "to select the dropdown to select all projects"?
Would be nice if you could provide screenshot of what you are trying to do.
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formula for 2 different categories
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how to sum value all selected cell in sum total value ?
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