Excel DSUM Function

This post will guide you how to use Excel DSUM function with syntax and examples in Microsoft excel.


The Excel DSUM Function will add the numbers in a column or database that meets a given criteria. And so you can use the DSUM function to add the numbers in a field of records in a list or database that match a given conditions that you specify in Excel.

The DSUM function is a build-in function in Microsoft Excel and it is categorized as a Database Function.

The DSUM function is available in Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000, Excel 2011 for Mac.


The syntax of the DSUM function is as below:

= DSUM (database, field, criteria)

Where the DSUM function arguments are:

  • Database -This is a required argument. The range of cells that containing the database.
  • Field – This is a required argument. The column with database that you want the minimum of.
  • Criteria – The range of cells that contains the conditions that you specify.

Excel DSUM Function Examples

The below examples will show you how to use Excel DSUM Function to get the sum of values from a set of records that match a given criteria.

#1 to get the total cost from excel project and its cost is greater than 200, using the following formula:


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