Need help with a SUMPRODUCT formula


New Member
Aug 29, 2018
Hello. I have been using multiple SUM(COUNTIFS( added together to search ranges across several columns that match certain terms. I would like to use SUMPRODUCT instead as it is more clean and flexible. Unfortunately I cannot get the SUMPRODUCT to work. Please have a look at my two formulas and tell me where I might be going wrong with my SUMPRODUCT.

Note that I am using named ranges (VCCs, VType, VDmg, VStatus) that refer to a column in another sheet of about 1500 items. All ranges are the same ('Sheet1'!B2:B1500, 'Sheet1'!C2:C1500, and so on).

The COUNTIFS formula I'm using (does not have the line breaks in excel, of course) is:


returns a total of 3, which is accurate.

The SUMPRODUCT formula (again, without the line breaks) is:


but returns a total of 0.

Based on my understanding of these formulas they should be spitting out the same result, but they are not. Could anyone explain why that might be the case and suggest a fix?

Thank you very much.
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New Member
Aug 29, 2018
Bumping my thread as it has been almost a month with no reply. Hopefully someone will be able to help!

Dave Patton

Well-known Member
Feb 15, 2002
try either of



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