## 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 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:

#### 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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Hi,
I want to have a formula that count text. But what I want is that he count a criterium/ text like as 0,5 and not as 1. Like for example I have one column with T, TO and TM. T I want to count as 1 and TO/ TM as 0,50. I have tried several things, but can not solve it. Hopefully can someone help me out?
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Hi, I am trying to check approximately 8 different types of leave. I am using conditional formatting to colour code letters and then calculate as numbers. It works well, I like it. I did not factor in a half day.

Can anyone tell me how to account for a half day, and still have Excel recognize the Alpha symbol.
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Hi, how do I sum something like the following:
Column A
Row 1 2D
Row 2 2N
Row 3 1D+2N

I have no issues summing the Ds but when I try summing the Ns I would encounter a problem. The string 1D+2N is the culprit, so how do I go about this?
Any help is very much appreciated.

Thank you.
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I must be doing something incorrect. When I try to use the SumNumbers() VB code nothing happens? excel does not recognize it as code? I am using a macro enabled document. Image attached.
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Hi, Michael,
I have tested the code based on the data you provied, it can work well.
This is User Defined Function, so, you needn't run the code, you just need to insert the formula SumNumbers(A1), and press Enter key to get the result. See screenshot:

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How to do this, but with decimal places? When using decimals, it returns 0...
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HOW TO MULTIPLY COLUM 1 , 2 PCS , COLOUM 2 RATE 1 USD TOTAL AMOUNT ?
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kindly reply to "I want to use this formula to sum only numbers in all columns like =SumNumbers(A1:G1) but it gives error VALUE. how it can be fixed?"
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You need to use the VBA for that to work. the VBA code defines the SumNumbers as a function.
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I have used VBA for that but it doesn't work. Can you plz take a look?
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I have used VBA for that but it does not work. Can you take a look plz?
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I want to use this formula to sum only numbers in all columns like =SumNumbers(A1:G1) but it gives error VALUE. how it can be fixed?
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I am using this in excel 2016 but it doesn't seem to be working is there a work through? i keep getting a "
#name?" error
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Hi,
I have a question. How to get the sum or the average of the column that has text inside that column. Please see attachment. Your answer would be greatly appreciated.
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