# Google Sheets: How to Sum Cells If Not Blank

You can use the following basic formula to sum cells in a range that are not blank in Google Sheets:

```=SUMIFS(sum_range, criteria_range, "<>")
```

This formula sums the values in the sum_range where the corresponding values in the criteria_range are not blank.

The following example shows how to use this formula in practice:

### Example: SUMIF Not Blank in Google Sheets

Suppose we have the following dataset in Google Sheets that shows the points scored by 10 different basketball players: We can use the following formula to sum the values in the Points column only if the corresponding value in the Player column is not blank:

`=SUMIFS(B2:B11, A2:A11, "<>")`

The following screenshot shows how to use this formula in practice: The sum of the points in column B where the player in column A is not blank is 45.

We can manually verify this by taking the sum of the points where the player value is not blank:

• Sum of Points: 4 + 5 + 5 + 10 + 10 + 5 + 6 = 45

Note that we could also use the following formula to only sum the points values where the player name is blank:

`=SUMIFS(B2:B11, A2:A11, "")`

The following screenshot shows how to use this formula in practice: The sum of the points in column B where the player in column A is blank is 25.

We can also manually verify this by taking the sum of the points where the player value is blank:

• Sum of Points: 8 + 12 + 5 = 25