Excel SUMPRODUCT Function

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What is EXCEL SUMPRODUCT FUNCTION

The Excel SUMPRODUCT Function is listed under Microsoft Excel's Maths Functions category. It returns a value after sum and multiplies values from the ranges or arrays. In simple words, it first multiplies the corresponding cells from ranges and then sums up all the values.

How to use it

To learn how to use the SUMPRODUCT function in Excel, you need to understand its syntax and arguments: 

Syntax

SUMPRODUCT(array1, [array2], [array3], ...)

Arguments

  • array1: The first array you want to multiply and then add.
  • [array2]: The second array you want to multiply and then add.

Notes

  • If skip you to specify array2, SUMPRODUCT will simply sum the array1.
  • The maximum size of each array should be the same. If array1 has 5 cells then cells in array2 should be 5.
  • Text and other non-numeric entries will be treated as 0.

Example

To master the SUMPRODUCT function we need to try it out in an example and below is one which you can try out:

In the below example, we have used SUMPRODUCT to multiply and sum up the values from column D and column F.

First, it has multiplied the values from column D with column F and then sums up the values.

Related functions

This tutorial is the part of our Excel Functions with Examples (Function Guide) and below are some of the related functions:

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