# How to Use Excel DSUM Function?

Excel DSUM Function: Sometimes, we want to find out the sum of values from a set of records that match the criteria in the worksheet, then we suggest you use the DSUM function. And we all know that Excel is a spreadsheet program developed for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS. It helps to perform calculations on your PC.

In this article, you will learn the usage of Excel DSUM Function with its syntax, explanation, and example. Get an official version of MS Excel from the following link:

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## Description of DSUM Function

• Here, you will see the syntax of the DSUM function.
• This function returns the sum of values from a list or database that matches the given condition or criteria.

## Syntax

• Here, you will see the syntax of the DSUM function.
• To apply this function on your spreadsheet, you have to select a cell and enter the formula in the following format.
• Once you enter the formula, just click on the button to get the result.

=DSUM(database, field, criteria)

Arguments Description:

• Database – It is the database range including headers.
• Field – It is an optional one. This is the field name or index to count.
• Criteria – It is the criteria range including headers.

Note:
1) You need to give the field argument as a name within the double quotes (” “) or a number representing the field index.
2) The database and criteria range must include the matching table headers.
3) If you didn’t give the field argument as a name within the double quotes (” “), then it returns #NAME? Error.

## Examples

Let’s see some examples to understand how DSUM Function will work.

• Initially, you have to open your Excel workbook on your PC and launch a worksheet that has data.
• For example, we have given a range of input values in B5:E10 and the criteria range (B2:E3). The given condition is “Product=Pencil, Qty>3” and the output is displayed in Cell G6.
• Then, we have to apply the above-mentioned formula to get the result, as shown in the following screenshot.
• Finally, we need to click on the button to get the result.
• If you didn’t give the field argument as a name within the double quotes (” “), then it returns #NAME? Error.

### Multi-row Criteria

• Multi-row criteria have one or more rows below the headers. These are joined by using OR logic.
• The expressions in a given criteria row are joined with AND logic.

## Closure

In the above article, you can understand the usage of Excel DSUM Function with its syntax, explanation, and example. Drop your feedback in the comment section. To learn more about Excel functions, then visit our webpage Aawexcel.com.

## Video Tutorial

Use the following video to know how to apply the Excel DSUM function in the spreadsheet with examples.