How to sum numbers with commas in a single Excel cell?

In this article, I introduce the tricks on adding up numbers with commas separated in a single Excel cell as below screenshot shown, if you are interested in this case, please go on to read the details.
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Sum numbers with commas by formula

Sum numbers with commas by Text to columns

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Sum numbers with commas by formula

To sum numbers with commas in a single cell, you can apply a formula.

Select a blank cell, B2, which you will place the result at, and enter this formula,
=SUM(IF(ISERR(VALUE(MID(A2,ROW($A$1:OFFSET($A$1,LEN(A2)-1,0)),1))),0,VALUE(MID(A2,ROW($A$1:OFFSET($A$1,LEN(A2)-1,0)),1)))),
press Shift + Ctrl + Enter keys. See screenshot:
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Tip:

1. $A$1 is the first cell of the column that contains the cell you want to sum its numbers with commas, A2 is the cell you want to sum up its numbers, you can change them as you need.

2. This formula only sum up numbers as unit digits.
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Sum numbers with commas by Text to columns

If you have a cell containing several ten digits with commas separated as below screenshot shown, you can apply the Text to Columns function to split numbers by commas firstly, and then sum them up.
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1. Select the cell you want to sum its numbers, and click Data > Text to Columns, and check Delimited from the popping dialog. See screenshot:
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2. Click Next, check Comma in the Step 2 of 3 wizard, and click Next to go to the Step 3 of 3 wizard, finally select a cell to place the split result. See screenshot:

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3. Click Finish, and now numbers are separated by commas in a row.
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4. Select a blank cell and type =SUM(G1:J1), press Enter to sum up the numbers.
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Sum numbers with commas by Kutools for Excel

If you have Kutools for Excel, you can apply its Sum number in a cell function to quickly sum every digit in a cell, and also can apply its Split Cells function to sum numbers separated by commas.

Sum every digits in a cell

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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:(Free Download Kutools for Excel Now!)

1. Select a blank cell where you will put the calculation result, and click Kutools > Formula Helper > Formula Helper. See screenshot:
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2. In the Formula Helper dialog, scroll to choose Sum numbers in a cell from the Choose a formula section, then select the cell you want to sum up its digits into the Cell textbox, see screenshot:
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3. Click Ok, and every digit in the selected cell has been added.
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Note: This feature will take numbers as single digit, such as taking 15 as 1 and 5.

Tip. If you want to have a free trial of the Extract Text function, please go tofree download Kutools for Excel first, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.

Sum every numbers separated by commas up in a single cell

After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:(Free Download Kutools for Excel Now!)

1. Select the cell you want to sum up its numbers which are separated by commas, click Kutools > Merge & Split > Split Cells. See screenshot:
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2. In the Split Cells dialog, check Split to Rows or Split to Columns as you want, and check Other option and enter comma , into the next textbox. See screenshot:
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3. Click Ok, and select a cell to place the split values. See screenshot:
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4. Click Ok, and the numbers are split into cells by commas.
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5. Now you can sum or count or do other calculations as you need.
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    JaeYong · 7 months ago
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    sunil · 8 months ago
    the formula doesnot work if there are two digit numbers between commas
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      Sunny · 5 months ago
      Yes, the tip of article has said.