How to Count Rows With Criteria Using SUMPRODUCT

In this article, we will learn how to count rows with criteria SUMPRODUCT in Excel.

Scenario:
In simple words, while working data, sometimes we need to count the cells where 2 ranges meet criteria. The conditional count can be done using COUNTIF function but this is not the only function that can do so. SUMPRODUCT function is a versatile function that can be used to count with criteria, sometimes even better than countif function.

How to solve the problem?
For this article we will be required to use the SUMPRODUCT function. Now we will make a formula out of these functions. Here we are given two ranges data and we need to count the values where the formula satisfies criteria.

Generic formula:

= SUMPRODUCT ( -- ( range1 operator range2 ) )

range1 : 1st range
range2 : 2st range
operator : criteria, condition given as operator between the 2 ranges

Example:
All of these might be confusing to understand. So, let's test this formula via running it on the example shown below.

Here we have the record for the last 7 big matches of Premier League Fan Clubs.

We have the record for the last 7 matches having Home team, Against team, Home scored & opponent scored goals.

Firstly, we need to find the count of games won at home by any team.

Now we will use the following formula to get the count of games who won at home.
Use the Formula:

= SUMPRODUCT ( -- ( E5:E11 > F5:F11 ) )

E5:E11 : 1st range, home scored goals
F5:F11 : 2st range, opponent scored goals
> : criteria, condition given as greater than the operator

Explanation:

  • The condition here which needs to be satisfied is the home scored goals must be greater than opponent scored goals.
  • E5:E11 ( range1 ) must be greater than F5:F11 ( range2 ).
  • -- operator used to convert TRUE value to 1 & False value to 0.
  • SUMPRODUCT function gets the sum of 1s in the returned array, which will be the count of required wins.


Here the range is given as cell reference. Press Enter to get the count.


As you can see the total matches where the home team had the advantage and won are 4 matches.

The above example was easy. So to make it interesting we will count how many matches a team won in the whole data.


Firstly, we need to find the count of games won at home by any team.

Now we will use the following formula to get the count of games, Man. United won.
Use the Formula:

= SUMPRODUCT ( -- ( C5:C11 = G5 ) * ( E5:E11 > F5:F11 ) + ( D5:D11 = G5 ) * ( E5:E11 < F5:F11 ) )

Explanation:

  • (C5:C11 = G5 ) * ( E5:E11 > F5:F11 ) checks the home team as Man. United and scored more goals than the opponent team.
  • ( D5:D11 = G5 ) * ( E5:E11 < F5:F11 ) checks the against team as Man. United and scored more goals than the home team.
  • SUMPRODUCT function gets the sum of 1s in the returned array, which will be the count of required wins by Man. United.


Here the range is given as cell reference. Press Enter to get the count.


As you can see the total matches where the Man. The United team won 2 matches.

Here are some observational notes shown below.

Notes:

  1. The formula only works with numbers.
  2. The formula only works when there are no duplicates on the lookup table
  3. The SUMPRODUCT function considers non- numeric values as 0s.
  4. The SUMPRODUCT function considers logic value TRUE as 1 and False as 0.
  5. The argument array must be of the same length as the function

Hope this article about how to Return Count if with SUMPRODUCT in Excel is explanatory. Find more articles on SUMPRODUCT functions here. Please share your query below in the comment box. We will assist you.

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