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DSUM: Google Sheets Formulae Explained

How do you use DSUM in Google Sheets?

The DSUM function in Google Sheets can be used to calculate the sum of values in a specified range of cells. The function can be used to sum data in a single row, a single column, or a range of cells that are adjacent to one another. The function can also be used to sum data that are not adjacent to one another, as long as the data are in the same Google Sheets spreadsheet.

What is the syntax of DSUM in Google Sheets?

The syntax of the DSUM function in Google Sheets is as follows:

=DSUM(database,field,criteria)

The database is the range of cells that contain the data to be searched. The field is the column of data that will be searched. The criteria is the condition that must be met for a value in the field to be included in the sum.

What is an example of how to use DSUM in Google Sheets?

DSUM is a function in Google Sheets that allows you to aggregate data from a range of cells into a single cell. You can use it to calculate the sum, average, or product of a range of cells. To use DSUM, type =DSUM( in the cell where you want the calculation to appear, followed by the range of cells you want to aggregate. For example, if you want to calculate the sum of cells A1 through A10, you would type =DSUM(A1:A10).

When should you not use DSUM in Google Sheets?

DSUM should not be used in Google Sheets when the user wants to sum a column of numbers that are not contiguous. In other words, if the user wants to sum column A, but column A is not next to column B, then DSUM should not be used. The user should use the SUM function instead.

What are some similar formulae to DSUM in Google Sheets?

There are a few similar formulae to DSUM in Google Sheets. The first is the SUMIF function, which allows you to sum a range of cells based on a given condition. The function takes two arguments: the range of cells to sum and the condition. For example, the following formula would sum the cells in the range A1:A10 if the value in A1 is greater than 5:

=SUMIF(A1:A10, ">5")

Another similar function is the SUMIFS function, which allows you to sum a range of cells based on multiple conditions. The function takes two or more arguments, each of which is a condition. For example, the following formula would sum the cells in the range A1:A10 if the value in A1 is greater than 5 and the value in A10 is less than 10:

=SUMIFS(A1:A10, ">5", "<10")

Finally, the AVERAGEIF function allows you to average a range of cells based on a given condition. The function takes two arguments: the range of cells to average and the condition. For example, the following formula would average the cells in the range A1:A10 if the value in A1 is greater than 5:

=AVERAGEIF(A1:A10, ">5")

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