Sum If Greater Than or Equal To – Excel & Google Sheets

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Last updated on February 8, 2023
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This tutorial will demonstrate how to use the SUMIFS Function to sum rows with data greater than (or equal to) a specific value in Excel and Google Sheets.

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Sum if Greater Than 0

The SUMIFS Function sums data rows that meet certain criteria. Its syntax is:

SUMIFS syntax

This example will sum all Scores that are greater than zero.


SUMIFS Greater Than 0

Note: The criteria “>0” sums all Scores greater than zero.

Sum if Greater Than

This example will sum the Revenue for all Order Numbers greater than 527 (Criteria is “>527”).


SUMIFS Greater Than HardCoded

Sum if Greater Than or Equal to

To include Revenue from Order Numbers which are greater than or equal to 527, we can modify the the criteria like so (“>=527”):


Sum if Greater Than – Cell References

Usually, it is bad practice to “hard-code” values into formulas. Instead, it is more flexible to use a separate cell to define the criteria’s value.


SUMIFS Greater Than Reference

Now we add the logical operator within double quotes (“”) and use & to join the operator and the value:


Other logical operators can be used in this formula, such as:

  • Equal to (“=”&E3)
  • Greater than or equal to (“>=”&E3)
  • Less than (“<“&E3)
  • Less than or equal to (“<=”&E3)
  • Not equal to (“<>”&E3)

Locking Cell References

To make our formulas easier to read, we’ve shown the formulas without locked cell references:


But these formulas will not work properly when copy and pasted elsewhere in your file. Instead, you should use locked cell references like this:


Read our article on Locking Cell References to learn more.

Sum if Greater Than in Google Sheets

These formulas work exactly the same in Google Sheets as in Excel.

sum if greater than Google Function

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