# Excel SUMPRODUCT Function

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

## Description

The Excel SUMPRODUCT function multiplies corresponding components in the given one or more arrays or ranges, and returns the sum of those products. And it returns a numeric value.

The SUMPRODUCT function is a build-in function in Microsoft Excel and it is categorized as a Math and Trigonometry Function.

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

## Syntax

The syntax of the SUMPRODUCT function is as below:

`= SUMPRODUCT (array1,[array2],…)`

Where the SUMPRODUCT function arguments are:

• array1 -This is a required argument. The first array or range that you want to multiply and then add.
• [array2],…– This is an optional argument.  The second array or range that you want to multiply and then add.

Note:

• The array arguments must have the same dimensions, or it will return the #VALUE! Error.
• The SUMPRODUCT treats non-numeric items in the arrays as zeros.

## Example

The below examples will show you how to use Excel SUMPRODUCT Function to return the sum of products.

#1 To get the total amount of all products in the range B1:B5, just using the following excel formula:

`=SUMPRODUCT(C2:C5,D2:D5)` 2# The arrays or ranges must have the same dimensions, otherwise returns the #VALUE error. See the below picture: 3# non-numeric items in the arrays or ranges are treated as zeros. ### Related Functions

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