## 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.

**Sum numbers with units by formula**

**Sum numbers with units by Kutools for Excel**

**Sum numbers based on same unit with Kutools for Excel**

**Combine duplicate row and sum corresponding numbers by Kutools for Excel **

** 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.

**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!

** 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:

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

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:

#### **Sum Numbres With Same Unit**

** Sum numbers based on same unit with Kutools for Excel**

If there is a table contains fruits, numbers and different units as below screenshot shown, how can you sum the numbers based on the same unit, such as 11 Kg+7 Kg, 9 Pound+11 Pound.

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

1. Select a cell to place the summed result, click **Kutools** > **Formula Helper** > **Statistical** > **Sum based on same text**.

2. In the **Formulas Helper** dialog, go to **Arguments input** section, choose the range that contains numbers and units in to the **Range** textbox, and choose the unit text or type the unit text you want to sum based on in **Text** textbox. Click **Ok**.

*Tip*: in default, the cell reference is displayed as absolute in Arguments input section, change it to relative if you need to apply formula by auto fill handle.

Then the first summed result has been gotten.

** 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.

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

1. Select the data range and click** Kutools** >** Merge & Split **> **Advanced Combine Rows**. See screenshot:

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:

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

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

#### **Combine Duplicates And Sum Numbers**

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