# EXCEL FUNCTION – SUMPRODUCT

## How to use “SUMPRODUCT” function in Excel

SUMPRODUCT function performs multiplication of numbers within arrays and then sum the values

SUMPRODUCT function has one required argument i.e. array1 and optional argument i.e. [array2]…

##### Syntax:
`=SUMPRODUCT(array1,[array2],...)`
##### Syntax Description:

array1 argument is used to give range for which you want to multiply and then sum

[array2] is optional argument and is used to give another range for which you want to multiply and then sum

means, we can add multiple range by separating them with comma ( , )

##### Example 1: SUMPRODUCT function with cell range
• “Column A” shows the array1 argument range,
• “Column B” shows the array2 argument range,
• “Column C” shows the sample formula applied and,
• “Column D” shows the output of the function,
##### Explanation:

SUMPRODUCT Function will first multiply the values within arrays i.e. 1st value of 1st array, multiply with 1st value of 2nd array (2*1=2)

+ 2nd value of 1st array, multiply with 2nd value of 2nd array (6*5=30)

+ 3rd value of 1st array, multiply with 3rd  value of 2nd array (3*4=12)

and then, Sum all the values i.e. 2+30+12=44

i.e. =A2*B2 + A3*B3 + A4*B4 = 44

##### Things to Remember:

– If function has only one array (i.e. range) then it will Sum all the values

– Multiple ranges can be applied in function by separating them with comma ( , )

– Text/ Blank values will be considered as zero (i.e. 0)

– If No values in range is provided in array argument, then output will return as 0 (zero)

Hope you learnt this Function,