Sum data for a given range of months (if months are number or text)


if given:
1/1/2016   1/2/2016  2/1/2016  2/15/2016  3/1/2016
with costs of

    Sum the costs for these months:
    if month is text:
    January, February, March

      if months are given in month format:
      1/1/2016; 2/10/2016; 3/25/2016

      What is the formula to sum those costs based on the months?
      I am not sure if I should use SUMIF (as an array) or SUM PRODUCT.

      Please see attached spreadsheet with necessary data and the formulas I have used but note they are not correct formulas.  

      thank you in advance....
      pdvsaProject financeAsked:
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      Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
      See if this works for you...


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      pdvsaProject financeAuthor Commented:
      nice.  it worked for the months in text.
      Would you have a suggestion for the months in digit format (ie 1/1/2016)

      thank you
      Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
      If the dates criteria are in row7, try this....


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      pdvsaProject financeAuthor Commented:
      perfect.  Greatful for your help.
      Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
      You're welcome. Glad I could help.
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