How to sum cells with text and numbers in Excel?
For example, I have a list of values containing numerical and textual strings, now, I want to sum only the numbers based on the same text, look at the following screenshot. Normally, you can’t sum the values in the list with text string directly, here, I will introduce you some formulas to deal with this task.
You can use an array formula to sum the numbers based on their corresponding text string within the cell, please do as follows:
1. First you can write down your text strings you want to sum the relative numbers in a column cells.
2. Then type below formula in a blank cell, in this example, I will enter the formula in cell E2, and then press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys together, it will return the total value from the list based on the certain text. See screenshot:
Note: In the above formula, D2 is the criterion which you want to use, and B2:B9 indicates the cell range you want to sum.
3. Then select the formula cell, and drag the fill handle down to the cells you want to apply this formula to get the result:
If the above formula is hard for you to understand, Kutools for Excel provids a useful tool - Sum based on the same text, with this feature, you can get the total result within a cell which mixed with numbers and text without remembering any formulas.
After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as follows:
1. Click to select a cell where you want to output the result, see screenshot:
2. And then click Kutools > Formula Helper > Formula Helper, see screenshot:
3. In the Formulas Helper dialog box, please do the following operations:
- Select Statistical from the Formula Type drop down list;
- In the Choose a formula list box, click to select Sum based on the same text option;
- Then, in the Arguments input section, select the range of cells containing the text and numbers that you want to sum in the Range textbox, and then, select the text cell you want to sum values based on in the Text textbox.
4. And then, click Ok button, the first result will be calculated, then drag the fill handle for fill the formula to other cells, see screenshot:
If you have the following data which is mixed with text and numbers, and you just want to extract and add up only the numbers in each cell, how could you quickly finish this in Excel?.
To deal with this problem, you can create a User Defined Function, please do as this:
1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.
2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.
VBA code: sum only the numbers in the cell containing numbers and text
Function SumNumbers(rngS As Range, Optional strDelim As String = " ") As Double 'Updateby Extendoffice Dim xNums As Variant, lngNum As Long xNums = Split(rngS, strDelim) For lngNum = LBound(xNums) To UBound(xNums) Step 1 SumNumbers = SumNumbers + Val(xNums(lngNum)) Next lngNum End Function
3. Then save and close this code, go back to the worksheet, and enter this formula =SumNumbers(A2) (A2 indicates the cell you want to sum up the numbers), then drag the fill handle down to the cells you want to fill the formula, and only numbers in each cell are added together, see screenshot:
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