Sum of Values Between 2 Dates [Excel Formulas]
Lets just say, you run a nice little orange shop called, “Joe’s Awesome Oranges“. And being an Excel buff, you record the daily sales in to a workbook, in this format.
After recording the sales for a couple of months, you got a refreshing idea, why not analyze the sales between any given 2 dates? for analysis sake.
So you entered 2 dates, Starting Date in cell F5 and Ending Date in cell F6
How would you sum up the sales between the dates in F5 & F6?
This is where use the powerful SUMIFS formula.
Assuming the dates are in column B & sales are in column C,
we write =SUMIFS($C$5:$C$95,$B$5:$B$95,">="&$F$5,$B$5:$B$95,"<="&$F$6)
to calculate the sum of sales between the dates in F5 & F6.
How does this formula work?
 $C$5:$C$95 portion: This is the range of cells where our Sales values are recorded. We want these to be summed up based on the conditions as below.
 Condition 1: $B$5:$B$95 >= $F$5: This condition tells SUMIFS to check Column B for any dates on or after F5
 Condition 2: $B$5:$B$95 <= $F$6: This condition tells SUMIFS to check Column B for any dates on or before F6
 When combined, the SUMIFS formula checks for both conditions and adds sales only for dates between Starting (F5) and Ending (F6) dates.
 Learn more about SUMIFS syntax & how to use it.
What formula you should use in Excel 2003?
As you may know, SUMIFS formula does not work in earlier versions of Excel. But you don’t have to shut your orange shop because of that. We can use the all powerful SUMPRODUCT formula for this.
For example, =SUMPRODUCT(($B$5:$B$95>=$F$5)*($B$5:$B$95<=$F$6),$C$5:$C$95)
would work the same.
Learn more about SUMPRODUCT formula & why it is awesome.
We can even use SUM & OFFSET formulas if …,
We can also use SUM & OFFSET combination to perform this calculation, provided dates are in smallest first order and all dates are entered. For the example, see download file.
Download Example Workbook:
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How would you sum up values between 2 dates?
In reporting situations, showing summary of values between 2 dates is a common requirement. So I use either formulas like above or Pivot Tables to do this.
What about you? How would you sum up values between 2 dates? Please share your ideas & tips using comments.
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17 Responses to “Sum of Values Between 2 Dates [Excel Formulas]”
I would apply a filter and use function subtotal, with option 9. This way you can see multiple views based on the filter.
hey Chandoo, the solutions you proposed are very efficient, but if I wanted to be fancy I would do it this way .. the references are as your example workbook.
=SUM(INDIRECT(“C”&(MATCH(F5,B5:B95)+4)):INDIRECT(“C”&(MATCH(F6,B5:B95)+4)))
I like things simple:
=SUMIF(B5:B95,”>=”&F5,C5:C95)SUMIF(B5:B95,”>”&F6,C5:C95)
use something like: =SUM(OFFSET(B1,0,0,DATEDIF(A1,D1,”d”)))
and have D1 be the date that I want to sum to.
In Excel 2003 (and earlier) I’d use an array formula to calculate either with nested if statements (as shown here) or with AND.
{=SUM(IF(B5:B95>F5,IF(B5:B95<F6,C5:C95,0),0))}
Note that I truly made this for BETWEEN the dates, not including the dates
I turned the data set into a table named Dailies.
I named the two limits StartDate and EndDate.
And used an array formula:
{=SUM((Dailies[Date]>=StartDate)*(Dailies[Date]<=EndDate)*Dailies[Sales])}
If I would still be using the old Excel I would do it as follows:
SUMIF($B$5:$B$95,”<="&H6,$C$5:$C$95)SUMIF($B$5:$B$95,"<"&H5,$C$5:$C$95)
Works as simple as it is.
Regards
=sum(index(c:c,match(startdate,c:c,1)+1):index(c:c,match(enddate,c:c,1))
=sum(index(c:c,match(startdate,b:b,1)+1):index(c:c,match(enddate,b:b,1))
Great examples and thanks to Chandoo. You have simplified my work.
Hi! great tips I have found in your page, have you seen this
http://runakay.blogspot.com/2011/10/searchinginmultipleexceltabs.html
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Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
=SUMIF(A2:A11;”>=”&B13;B2:B11)SUMIF(A2:A11;”<"&A11;B2:B11)
awesome… thank yoo Chandoo!
which is most efficient and fast, if all are efficient ?
Thank you for this formula, I’ve just spent ages trying to find something to work on my data, I knew it would be possible! Don’t care if others think there are easier/other ways to do it, you explained it so I understood it and could apply it to what I was doing so I’m happy!