# DSUM function

By using the DSUM function, you can specify criteria and conditions regarding which cells should be added together. The DSUM Function differs from the SUM function in that it lets you specify one or more criteria which act as data filters.  In the example below we calculate the total Filo Mix sales for the Month of January that are greater than \$50.

Syntax

DSUM(database,field,criteria)

Database:     is the range of cells that makes up the list or database. A database is a list of related data in which rows of related information are records, and columns of data are fields. The first row of the list contains labels for each column.

Field:   indicates which column is used in the function. Enter the column label enclosed between double quotation marks, such as “Age” or “Yield,” or a number (without quotation marks) that represents the position of the column within the list: 1 for the first column, 2 for the second column, and so on.

Criteria:   is the range of cells that contains the conditions that you specify. You can use any range for the criteria argument, as long as it includes at least one column label and at least one cell below the column label in which you specify a condition for the column.

Applies To: MS Excel 2003, 2007 and 2010:

1. Select cell E5
2. Enter in the below formula
a.  =DSUM(A1:C26,3,E1:G2)
b.  The answer will be \$1,797.80 (That is the total Filo Mix Sales for values greater than \$50 for the Month of January)

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