## 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.

** Sum cells containing text and numbers based on the certain text with formula**

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:

**=SUM(IF(ISNUMBER(FIND(D2,$B$2:$B$9)),VALUE(LEFT($B$2:$B$9,FIND(D2,$B$2:$B$9)-1)),0))**

**Note**: In the above formula, * D2* is the criterion which you want to use, and

*indicates the cell range you want to sum.*

**B2:B9****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:

** Sum cells containing text and numbers based on the certain text with a handy feature**

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.

**Note:**To apply these

**Sum based on the same text**features, firstly, you should download the

**Kutools for Excel**, and then apply the features quickly and easily.

After installing** Kutools for Excel**, please do as follows:

**1**. Click to select a cell where you want to output the result, see screenshot:

**Tips**: To prevent circular references, please don’t insert this formula into the first row of the worksheet.

**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.

**Tips**: In the

**Text**textbox, you should change the default absolute cell reference to relative cell reference for dragging the formula correctly.

**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:

** Sum cells containing text and numbers ignoring the text with User Defined Function**

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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