## Sum if cells contain both x and y in Excel

This step-by-step tutorial demonstrates how to sum a range of cells if the corresponding cells containing both x and y by using the SUMIFS function.

#### How to sum if cells contain both x and y in Excel?

As shown in the screenshot below, if the cells in C5:C12 contain both “apple” and “lychee”, the corresponding cells in D5:D12 will be summed. You can follow the steps below to get it done.

Generic Formulas

=SUMIFS(sum_range, criteria_range1, criteria1, criteria_range2, criteria2)

Arguments

Sum_range: The range of cells to sum;
Criteria_range1: The range of cells used to evaluate the criteria1;
Criteria_rang2: The range of cells used to evaluate the criteria2;
Criteria1: The criteria used to define which cells in Criteria_rang1 will be added.
Criteria2: The criteria used to define which cells in Criteria_rang2 will be added.

How to use this formula?

1. Select a blank cell, copy or enter the formula below and press the Enter key to get the result.

=SUMIFS(D5:D12, C5:C12, G4, C5:C12, G5)

Notes:

1) In this formula, G4 and G5 are the cells containing the first and second criteria.
2) You can directly type a text value enclosed in double quotation marks as criteria like this:

=SUMIFS(D5:D12, C5:C12, “*apple*”, C5:C12, “*lychee*”)

3) As the SUMIFS function is based on AND logic by default, you can add more range and criteria pairs according to your needs like this:

SUMIFS(sum_range, criteria_range1, criteria1, [criteria_range2, criteria2], ...)

Explanation of the formula

=SUMIFS(D5:D12, C5:C12, G4, C5:C12, G5)

In this case, the SUMIFS function calculates numbers in column D. The first step is to specify the location of the numbers based on the given conditions.:
*apple*, *lychee*: Here we add asterisks at the start and end positions of the criteria to allow the formula to match “apple” and “lychee” no matter where they are in the cell.

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