Excel SUM Function Tips

Sales people often need to estimate the sales of upcoming months. They do it with a handful of techniques that uses both quantitative analysis as well as qualitative judgment.

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It is not uncommon that we want to sum data on the basis of certain criteria – on the basis of weeks, months, every tenth day and so on.

It is possible to copy a pattern of data in a very simple way. The data can be either numbers, text, dates or formatting.

The average value of number of cells or a data range in Excel can easily be calculated using **AVERAGE() **formula.

There are five methods you can use to look up number values in excel. These include SUMPRODUCT, SUMIF, AGGREGATE, LOOKUP and a combination of INDEX & MATCH.

SUMPRODUCT is yet another function that comes to rescue, whether we want to validate a criteria or want to sum against a list of requirements

SUMIF() functions is among the most commonly used functions in excel. Whenever ever we have to sum against a given criteria we revert to this function, be the criteria be only one or more then one (for more then one criteria’s we use SUMIFS(), just another function of this family).

MS Excel offers seven logical functions, today we will discuss how to use AND () when summing up values.

**INDIRECT Function** yields a reference to a range. The range being referred can be a named range, a range of cells or can be a cell.

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The SUMIF function is used to conditionally sum values based on certain criteria. Another version of that function is **SUMIFS**

The SUMIF function is used to conditionally sum values based on a single criteria. The Syntax of this SUMIF function can be explained as follows: