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**

**Additional Resources**

The following tutorials explain how to perform other common tasks in Google Sheets:

How to Replace Blank Cells with Zero in Google Sheets

How to Use SUMIF with Multiple Columns in Google Sheets

How to Sum Across Multiple Sheets in Google Sheets