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How to sum or adding numbers in a single cell in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2020-05-29

In many cases, you may need to sum all numbers in a single cell. For example, there is a text string Class 1 Grade 2 in cell A1, and the result of adding these numbers is 1+2=3. This article will show you methods of adding numbers in a single cell with details.

Sum numbers in a single cell with User-defined function
Easily sum numbers in a single cell with only several clicks


Sum numbers in a single cell with User-defined function

You can sum numbers in a single cell with the below User-defined function.

1. Press Alt + F11 keys simultaneously to open the Microsoft Visual Basic Application window.

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic Application window, click Insert > Module. And then copy the below VBA into the Module window.

VBA: sum numbers in a single cell

Function SumNums(pWorkRng As Range, Optional xDelim As String = " ") As Double
	Dim arr As Variant
	Dim xIndex As Long
	arr = Split(pWorkRng, xDelim)
	For xIndex = LBound(arr) To UBound(arr) Step 1
		SumNums = SumNums + VBA.Val(arr(xIndex))
	Next
End Function

3.Press the Alt + Q keys to close the Microsoft Visual Basic Application window.

4. Select a blank cell to output the result. Enter the below formula into it and press the Enter key (A2 is the cell in which you will sum single numbers).

=SUMNUMS(A2)

5. Then drag the Fill Handle of the result cell to apply the formula to other needed cells.

Note: This user-defined function does not apply to cells in number format.


Easily sum numbers in a single cell with only several clicks

Kutools for Excel’s Sum numbers in a cell formula can help to easily sum numbers in a single cell (including text format cell and number format cell) with several click only.

Before applying Kutools for Excel, please download and install it firstly.

1. Select a blank cell to output the resut. And then click Kutools > Formula Helper > Formula Helper.

2. In the Formula Helper dialog box, please configure as follows.

2.1) Find and select Sum numbers in a cell in the Choose a formula box;
Tips: You can check the Filter box, type in a keyword to filter the formula you need.
2.2) In the Cell box, specify a cell which contains the numbers you will sum;
2.3) Click the OK button. See screenshot:

3. Then the result is populated in selected cell. Select the result cell, and then drag its Fill Handle down to get the other results.

  If you want to have a free trial (30-day) of this utility, please click to download it, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.


Easily sum numbers in a single cell with Kutools for Excel

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The VBA function code works really well. Thank you. 
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How do I add +1 digit to numbers in one cell (word or excell or notepad, doesn't matter). But at My work I often have: 14,17,28,31,35,38,50,53,70,73,80,83,90,93,120,123,135,138,150,153,165,168,180,183,210,213,250,253,275,278,300,303 something like that.

And I need to make them like: 15,18,29,32,36,39,51,54,71,74,81,84,91,94,121,124,136,139,151,154,166,169,181,184,211,214,251,254,276,279,301,304. I do it manually, but maybe there is a fast way to do it?
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I have a list of numbers that I want to automatically add 30 to each number in each single cell. Is that possible?
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You can also very easily just type "=" in the cell. So if you had a cell that was 3 but wanted to add 1+2 it would be "=1+2" in the cell
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The problem with this tool is that it adds all the digits. The problem is 125 + 2 is not 127. The tool would add it as 1 + 2 + 5 + 2. Not sure how this is useful to someone that needs to add all the numbers. Even in the example it does not make sense or seem practical. Did I miss something?
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Incorrect if the numbers are entered into the cell separately, for example 125 2 and the formula is entered into the next cell. The cell with the formula will calculate 127.
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Hi Michael,
Sorry for the mistake. Please enter the following VBA code into the Module (Code) window, and then apply this formula: =SUMNUMS(A1,"") to sum all digits in a cell.

Function SumNums(pWorkRng As Range, Optional xDelim As String = " ") As Double
'Updated by ExtendOffice 20221122
    If pWorkRng.CountLarge > 0 Then Exit Function
    On Error Resume Next
    Application.Volatile
    
    Dim arr As Variant
    Dim xIndex As Long
    If xDelim <> "" Then
        arr = Split(pWorkRng, xDelim)
        For xIndex = LBound(arr) To UBound(arr) Step 1
            SumNums = SumNums + VBA.Val(arr(xIndex))
        Next
    Else
        For xIndex = 1 To Len(pWorkRng) Step 1
            If IsNumeric(Mid(pWorkRng, xIndex, 1)) Then
                SumNums = SumNums + VBA.Val(Mid(pWorkRng, xIndex, 1))
            End If
        Next
    End If
End Function
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THANKSSSSSS SOOO MUCH THE MODULE IDEA IS AMAZING ! I NEVER KNEW IT EXISTED
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