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How to sum range of cells ignoring errors in Excel?

Sometimes, there may be some error values in your worksheet, but now you would like to sum the selected range of cells ignoring the error values. If you apply the Sum function for the range directly, you will get the wrong result. Here, I will introduce you some easy and effective methods.

Sum range of cells ignoring errors with Array formula

Sum range of cells ignoring errors with VBA code

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Supposing you have a range of cell values as following screenshot shown, you can apply this array formula to sum the range with ignoring errors. Please do as this:

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1. In a blank cell, enter this formula =SUM(IF(ISERROR(A1:C6),"",A1:C6)), see screenshot:

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Note: in the above formula, A1:C6 is the range that you want to sum, you can change it as you need.

2. Then press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys simultaneously to finish it. And you will get the following result:

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The following VBA code also can help you quickly to get the sum of the cell values with errors.

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys, and it opens the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module window.

VBA code: sum range of cells with ignoring errors

Sub SumNumNoError()
'Update 20130907
Dim Rng As Range
Dim WorkRng As Range
Dim xSum As Long
On Error Resume Next
xTitleId = "KutoolsforExcel"
Set WorkRng = Application.Selection
Set WorkRng = Application.InputBox("Range", xTitleId, WorkRng.Address, Type:=8)
For Each Rng In WorkRng
    If Not (IsError(Rng.Value)) Then
        xSum = xSum + Rng.Value
    End If
Next
MsgBox xSum
End Sub

3. Then press F5 key to run the code, and prompt box will pop out to remind you select the range that you want to sum.

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4. And then click OK, you will get a prompt box to show the result as follows.

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If you want to get the calculations, such as sum, count, average of a range cells excluding the error values, Kutools for Excel may help you, you can apply the Select cells with Error Value and Select Range Helper utilities to deal with this job.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as follows:

1. Select the data range that you want to calculate without the error values.

2. Click Kutools > Select > Select Cells with Error Value, see screenshot:

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3. And then all the error values have been selected at once, and go on clicking Kutools > Select > Select Range Helper, see screenshot:

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4. In the Select Range Helper dialog box, select Inverse Selection option, and then drag the cursor select the range that you want to select only the numbers, when you release the mouse, the selected error values in former step have been deselected, and only the number cells have been selected, see screenshot:

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5. And now, the calculations of the cells ignoring the errors, such as sum, average, count have been displayed at the status bar, see screenshot:

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Click to know more details of this useful Select Range Helper feature.

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    HedgePig · 3 years ago
    For the array formula version, I think using {=SUM(IFERROR(A1:C6),0)} is slightly more preferable as it's a little cleaner.
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    KH · 4 years ago
    Thank you very much for the step by step guide. Very helpful.
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    Muhammad Awais · 5 years ago
    Its Amazing, works well as per requirments, thanks very much, i was searching for this from many days