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Sum values based on blank or not-blank criteria in Excel

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2021-11-26

If you have a list of data that contains both values and blank cells, now, you want to sum the values in another column based on the criteria that whether the corresponding cell in your list has values or not. Generally speaking, the normal SUMIF function can solve this problem quickly and easily.


Sum values based on blank cells in Excel

To sum values based on blank cells, please apply the SUMIF function, the generic syntax is:

=SUMIF(range, “”, sum_range)
  • range: The range of cells that contain blank cells;
  • “”: The double quotes represent a blank cell;
  • sum_range: The range of cells you want to sum from.

Take the above screenshot data as an example, to sum the total amount where the products are blank cells in Product field. Please do as this:

Copy or enter the below formula into a blank cell, and then press Enter key to get the result:

=SUMIF(B2:B12,"",C2:C12)


Sum values based on non-blank cells in Excel

The SUMIF function also can help to sum values based on non-blank cells, the generic syntax is:

=SUMIF(range,"<>",sum_range)
  • range: The range of cells that contain blank cells;
  • “<>”: The criteria that indicate cells that are not blank;
  • sum_range: The range of cells you want to sum from.

To sum values where corresponding cells are not blank, please copy or enter the below formula, and then press Enter key to return the result you need:

=SUMIF(B2:B12,"<>",C2:C12)


Relative function used:

  • SUMIF:
  • The SUMIF function can help to sum cells based on one criterion.

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  • Sum If Greater Than Or Less Than A Specific Value
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