## How to sumif cells begin with specific number or text in Excel?

This tutorial will talk about how to sum cells if another column cells begin with specific number or text in Excel worksheet.

Sumif cells begin with specific number with formula

Sumif cells begin with specific text with formula

#### Sumif cells begin with specific number with formula

In this example, I want to sum all cell values in column B when their adjacent cells in column A start with the number 2017, the following formula can do you a favor, please do as this:

Enter this formula: =SUMPRODUCT((LEFT(A2:A13,4)+0=2017)*(B2:B13)) into a blank cell where you want to output the result, and then press Enter key to get the correct result, see screenshot:

Note: In the above formula, A2:A13 contains the criteria that you want to sum based on, the number 4 and 2017 indicate that you want to sum based on first four numbers which start with 2017, and B2:B13 is the column that you want to sum cells. Please change the cell references to your need.

#### Sumif cells begin with specific text with formula

If you want to sum cells begin with a specific text, the above formula will not be available, but another formula here can help you.

Please enter this formula: =SUMIF(A2:A13,"KTE*",B2:B13) into a blank cell to output the result, and press Enter key to get the calculated result, see screenshot:

Note: In above formula, A2:A13 contains the criteria that you want to sum based on, “KTE*” indicates the criterion start with KTE, and B2:B13 is the column that you want to sum cells. Please change the cell references to your need.

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