## Why is my Sumproduct returning a value error?

If one or more cells in the referenced range contains text or is formatted as a Text data type, you will get the #VALUE! error. The text could be the result of a calculation from another formula, or maybe the cell is simply not formatted correctly.

**How do I fix a #value error in IF function?**

Remove spaces that cause #VALUE!

- Select referenced cells. Find cells that your formula is referencing and select them.
- Find and replace.
- Replace spaces with nothing.
- Replace or Replace all.
- Turn on the filter.
- Set the filter.
- Select any unnamed checkboxes.
- Select blank cells, and delete.

### Why isn’t my Sumproduct working?

The reason SUMPRODUCT will not work is it tries to multiply a string, albeit an empty string but a string none the less, with numbers, which will throw an error. The array formula ignores all the empty string cells and skips them.

**What is SUMPRODUCT formula?**

The SUMPRODUCT function returns the sum of the products of corresponding ranges or arrays. SUMPRODUCT matches all instances of Item Y/Size M and sums them, so for this example 21 plus 41 equals 62.

## Does SUMPRODUCT ignore blanks?

2. SUMPRODUCT returns nothing (blank) Cell range B3:B7 contains a formula that sometimes returns a character and sometimes a blank.

**Why am I getting value error in Excel?**

The #VALUE! error appears when a value is not the expected type. This can occur when cells are left blank, when a function that is expecting a number is given a text value, and when dates are treated as text by Excel.

### How do you unlock a cell in Excel?

Here’s how to lock or unlock cells in Microsoft Excel 2016 and 2013.

- Select the cells you wish to modify.
- Choose the “Home” tab.
- In the “Cells” area, select “Format” > “Format Cells“.
- Select the “Protection” tab.
- Uncheck the box for “Locked” to unlock the cells. Check the box to lock them. Select “OK“.

**How does SUMPRODUCT formula work?**

The SUMPRODUCT function returns the sum of the products of corresponding ranges or arrays. The default operation is multiplication, but addition, subtraction, and division are also possible. SUMPRODUCT matches all instances of Item Y/Size M and sums them, so for this example 21 plus 41 equals 62.

## Why does the sumproduct formula return a “value” error?

Sumproduct formula returns a #VALUE! error when the last array refers to a column with formulas in every row. MS Excel 2010 I am trying to find an easy way to calculate commissions off of sales on multiple sheets within a workbook.

**Why do I get the sumproduct error when working with array arguments?**

This topic covers the common scenarios of the #VALUE! error when working with SUMPRODUCT. All of the array arguments should be the same dimension. If they’re not, then you get the #VALUE! error. For example, if Array 1 refers to a range of 3 rows and 2 columns, then Array 2 must also correspond to the similar range.

### What should I expect when using sumproduct?

Expect considerable calculation times when using whole column or row references with Sumproduct. The comma separated syntax is more robust when Sumproduct encounters different data types in the ranges to be summed. The first error message encountered in Sumproduct’s calculation will be presented to the user.

**Can I use whole column ranges with sumproduct?**

Do not use whole column ranges with SUMPRODUCT as it will evaluate over 1 million rows. The main reason the SUMPRODUCT formula fails is that all the arrays in the formula have to be the same size. What you need to do is find out where the month is, and define a range that contains the same number of rows as the other criteria in this column.