How to sumif cells if contains part of text string in Goolge sheets? 

To sum cell values in a column if another column cells contain a part of specific text string as following screenshot shown, this article will introduce some useful formula to solve this task in Google sheets.

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Sumif cells if contains part of specific text string in Google sheets with formulas

Sumif cells if contains part of specific text string in Google sheets with formulas

The following formulas can help you to sum cell values if another column cells contain specific text string, please do as this:

1. Enter this formula: =sum(filter(B2:B9, regexmatch(A2:A9, "KTE"))) into a blank cell, and then press Enter key to get the result, see screenshot:

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1. In the above formula: B2:B9 is the cell values that you want to sum, A2:A9 is the range contains the specific text string, “KTE” is the specific text you want to sum based on, please change them to your need.

2. Here is another formula also can help you: =sumif(A2:A9,"*KTE*",B2:B9).

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    Sunith · 3 months ago

    the sum if formular is really useful. However, do you know how to make the text string dynamic (meaning referring to a cell)?

    E.g. "*KTE*" replaced with something like C2 if the text string is in column C already.


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      skyyang · 3 months ago
      Hi, Sunith,
      To replace the specific text with cell reference, please apply the below formula, change the cell C2 to your need.

      Please try, thank you!