Multiple criteria in SUMIFS returning 0.00

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In column J, I am wanting to add the open balance if a date falls before 07/01/2023 and equals the same text in column I (Cost Center). Also, in column K, I am wanting to add the open balance if a date falls after 07/01/2023 and equals the same text in column I (Cost Center). All I can get it to return is 0.00's.




 DateQB InvContractCost CenterOpen Balance   FY23FY24
American Crystal Sugar-Moorhead       309100$0.00$0.00
 12/10/20221843930493597602,400.00   339341$0.00$0.00
Total for American Crystal Sugar-Moorhead    $         2,400.00   339351$0.00$0.00
Anderson Processing       339360$0.00$0.00
 11/10/20221844630543597464,200.00   339361$0.00$0.00
Total for Anderson Processing    $         4,200.00   359740$0.00$0.00
Bongard's Creameries       359742$0.00$0.00
 11/10/20221845430633597461,200.00   359744$0.00$0.00
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It returns zero because not all conditions apply to at least one row.


Change "=I6" (sic) to I6 ... no quotes, no "=".

I have tried that as well and still get 0's as a response.



Please copy-and-paste the formula exactly as it appears in the Formula Bar.


Another problem might be:  some data is type text, not numeric.  The format of the cell does not matter; and looks can be deceiving.  Use formulas of the form =ISNUMBER(F7) to determine if the type is numeric.


The table that you posted is not sufficient for me to help further.  First, there are no column and row names.  But more importantly, it would help me help you if you attach an example Excel file that demonstrates the problem so that I can see the type of the data, as well as the workbook state (e.g. Automate vs  Manual calculation mode).


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Thanks.  Got the file.


The "numbers" in column I are text, not numeric.  For example, =ISNUMBER(I6) returns FALSE.


But the numbers in column E are indeed numeric.


Nevertheless, that does not seem to confuse SUMIFS.


(BTW, only half of the "numbers" in column I appear in column E.)


OTOH, the "dates" in column B are text, not numeric Excel dates.


Consequently, the SUMIFS condition "<"&DATE(2023,7,1) fails because DATE returns the integer 45108.


Bottom line:  Use ISNUMBER or ISTEXT to ensure that all values are the type that you intended.