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How to correctly sum numbers with units in a range in Excel?

Supposing you have a range of data about the imported amount of each fruit as below screenshot shown, and now you want to sum the numbers with units in this range. Generally, the formula =SUM(range) cannot correctly sum numbers with units, but in this tutorial, I can introduce the good methods for you to quickly solve this calculation in Excel.

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Sum numbers with units by formula


In Excel, you can use a formula to handle this task.

Select a blank cell, and type this formula =SUM(SUBSTITUTE(B2:B7, "kg", "") + 0) into it, and then press Shift + Ctrl + Enter keys simultaneously to get the correct result.

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Tip: in above formula, B2:B7 is the numbers with units you want to sum up, kg is the unit in the data range, and all the numbers must be with the same unit!

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Sum numbers with units by Kutools for Excel

If you do not like to apply long formula to solve this job because it is difficult to remember, you can try to remove all characters but only numeric ones by applying Kutools for Excel’s Remove Characters utility and then sum them by a simple formula.

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After free installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:

1. Select the numbers which are concatenated with units, and click Kutools > Text > Remove Characters. See screenshot:

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2. Then check Non-numeric option only in the Remove Characters dialog. See screenshot:

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3. Click Ok or Apply, and only numbers in the selected cells are kept. And then select a blank cell to type this =SUM(B2:B7) formula to calculate the result. See screenshot:

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Combine duplicate row and sum corresponding numbers by Kutools for Excel

But in sometimes, if your data range includes multiple units as below screenshot shown and you want to sum the numbers with same unit, in this case, you also can use Advanced Combine Rows function of Kutools for Excel to solve.

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After free installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:

1. Select the data range and click Kutools > Content > Advanced Combine Rows. See screenshot:

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2. In the Combine Rows Based on Column dialog, select the Unit column and click Primary Key to mark it as primary key. See screenshot:

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3. Then select the Weight column which contains the numbers and click Calculate > Sum. See screenshot:

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4. Click Ok and now the same units are summed up.

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