How to add monthly expenses using SumIFS

Hi everyone,

I'm having trouble with a SUMIFS function.

I am attempting to calculate monthly expenses using - so total costs for January, total costs for February, etc.

Here's what I have listed for my January formula:

=SUMIFS([TOTAL PAY]:[TOTAL PAY], [START DATE]:[START DATE], <=DATE(2024, 1, 31), >=DATE(2024, 1, 1))

It's spitting back an 'invalid operation' error.

Any suggestions on how I can resolve this?


Thanks!

Best Answer

  • Ric T
    Ric T ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Hi @Andrew Ryback,

    Having a quick look, it appears that you're missing a criterion between the two DATE formula. Try this:

    =SUMIFS([TOTAL PAY]:[TOTAL PAY], [START DATE]:[START DATE], <=DATE(2024, 1, 31), [START DATE]:[START DATE], >=DATE(2024, 1, 1))

    I bolded the two criterions for better readability. The duplicated criterions are specifying to count the sum when the start dates are in between 01/01/2024 and 31/01/2024.

    Cheers,

    Ric

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