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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.

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

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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.

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2. Then type below formula in a blank cell, in this example, I will enter the formula in cell E1: =SUM(IF(ISNUMBER(FIND(D1,$B$2:$B$8)),VALUE(LEFT($B$2:$B$8,FIND(D1,$B$2:$B$8)-1)),0)), and then press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys together, it will return the total value from the list based on the certain text. See screenshot:

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Tip: In the above formula, D1 is the criterion which you want to use, and B2:B8 indicates the cell range you want to sum.

3. Then select the formula cel, and drag the fill handle down to the cells you want to apply this formula to get the result:

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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?.

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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
'Update 20141210
    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(A1) (A1 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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Sum all individual numbers within a cell

Sum all individual numbers within a cell

If you want to add up all numbers within a cell, Kutools for Excel’s Sum numbers in a cell can help you quickly sum all digits of a number together in a cell.

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    jasmeet · 1 months ago
    In this formula =SUM(IF(ISNUMBER(FIND(D1,$B$2:$B$8)),VALUE(LEFT($B$2:$B$8,FIND(D1,$B$2:$B$8)-1)),0)) can be put a range in place of D1 - say D1:D5 - not getting result, if i put it this way. What is the correct way to do this?
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    NP · 2 months ago
    Hi, I want to be able to add a number and also text to one cell (C5 all the way to C16) then get only the numbers in there to add up. But the =SumNumbers(A1) formula doesn't seem to work.
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    Emmy du Plooy · 6 months ago
    Hi, I hope someone can help. I like to add inside the cell +100j+50f+600m but must display/add on cell as 750 only. So you see 750 in cell but when press F2, it will show =100j+50f+600m
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    David · 7 months ago
    Hi. Please can someone help me. I am trying to SUM a column in EXCEL that has numbers and letters. eg 8.1km, 10.5km etc. There are 1031 lines or cells in the column. I am using this formula =SUM(LEFT(D3),LEN(D3)-2+LEFT(D4),LEN(D4)-2) which works if i want to add 2 or 3 cells together but i cant use this for 1031 cells. i wanted to add a : in place of the + but it comes back with an error and will not allow me to create the formula. Any help will be greatly appreciated
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    Mrityunjay · 1 years ago
    How to multiply 10 pcs *200,

    not 10*200