Sumifs with date range as criteria in Excel

SUMIFS with date range as criteria
I have exported some data from our accounting system and I'm trying to come up with a formula that will sum column D only for the rows that fall within a specific date range (ex. 10/1/2011-10/31/2011 or 11/1/2011-11/30/2011). The other criteria that I require is that the sum is for each unique instance of column A + column B.

I have tried the following formula, as well as several variations of it, but I have not had any luck with anything that I've tried. I have even created a concatenated value for column A+B (ex. SMITH,JOHN07313) to see if that was the problem, but still no luck. 


I would like to have this formula in several different columns for each project (column B) that we have... each having a different budget period.

If I am not explaining my problem with enough detail please let me know and I will try to expand on it.

Thank you in advance!

*This is just a portion of the data (with names changed for privacy reasons)

Column A 	Column B 	Column C 	Column D 	Column E
SMITH,JOHN 	07313 		1-5221 		($11.11) 	10/02/2011
SMITH,JOHN 	07313 		1-5221 		$18.51 		10/14/2011
SMITH,JOHN 	07313 		1-5220 		($28.66) 	11/15/2011
DOE,JANE 	07500 		1-5220 		$47.78 		10/07/2011
DOE,JANE 	07500 		1-5210 		($8.27) 	10/22/2011
DOE,JANE 	07500 		1-5210 		$13.78 		11/11/2011
DOE,JANE 	07500 		1-5112 		($111.06) 	11/15/2011
DOE,JANE 	07500 		1-5112 		$185.10 	12/15/2011


the correct formula should be  =SUMIFS(D:D,A:A,A3,B:B,B3,E:E,">10/1/2011",E:E,"<10/31/2011")

(for formulas, depending on your country, you might have to change ; with , or the opposite

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