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Excel DSUM Function

DSUM Function Example

How to use the DSUM Function

This Excel tutorial explains how to use the Excel DSUM function with syntax and examples.


The Excel DSUM function returns the sum of column values of datatable or database, based on a given conditions.

For example,

  • The formula =DSUM(D7:G12,"Price",D4:E5) would return 750 numeric value.
  • The formula =DSUM(D7:G12,2,D4:E5) would return 750 numeric value.


To Get the SUM of column values based on given Criteria.


The DSUM function returns a Numeric value.


=DSUM(database, field, criteria)


The DSUM function syntax has the following arguments:

  • database: Required. The range of cells that makes up the list or database including data headers.
  • field: Required. The table header name or index number of header.
  • criteria: Required. The range of cells that contains your criteria including data headers.


  • The database argument is a range of cells that includes field headers.
  • The criteria can include a variety of expressions, including some wildcards.
  • The DSUM function supports wildcards in criteria.
  • The Criteria can include more than one row.
  • Make sure that the criteria range does not overlap the database list.
  • The database and criteria ranges must include matching headers.

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