## How to sum numbers in brackets only in Excel?

If there is a list of text strings, and you just want to add up all numbers in brackets as below screenshot shown, how can you quickly handle it? In this article, I introduce some tricks for you to sum the numbers in brackets only in Excel.

#### ** Sum numbers within brackets only with formula**

To sum numbers within brackets only, you can extract the numbers which are in brackets firstly, and then add them up.

1. Select a blank cell next to the cell you want to sum up its numbers in brackets, B2 for instance, enter this formula

=IF(ISERROR(MID(A1,FIND("(",A1)+1,(FIND(")",A1))-(FIND("(",A1)+1))),0,(MID(A1,FIND("(",A1)+1,(FIND(")",A1))-(FIND("(",A1)+1)))+0),

and then drag auto fill handle down to extract numbers which are in brackets from each cell. See screenshot:

2. Select a cell which you will place the summing result at, enter =SUM(B1:B8), and press **Enter** key. See screenshot:

** Sum numbers within brackets only with Defined Function**

You also can apply a Defined Function to sum numbers within brackets.

1. Press **Alt + F11** keys to enable** Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications** window, click** Insert** > **Module**, and paste below code to the blank script.

**VBA: Sum numbers in brackets**

```
Function SumBracket(Target As Range) As Double
'UpdatebyExtendoffice20160901
Dim xCell As Range
Dim xObjs As Object, xObj As Object
Dim xSum As Double
Set xObjs = CreateObject("VBScript.RegExp")
xSum = 0
With xObjs
.Global = True
.Pattern = "\((\d+(\.\d+)?)\)"
For Each xCell In Target
If xCell.Value <> "" Then
For Each xObj In xObjs.Execute(xCell.Value)
xSum = xSum + xObj.submatches(0)
Next
End If
Next
End With
SumBracket = xSum
End Function
```

2. Save the code and go to select a cell which will place the result, and enter this formula =SumBracket(A1:A8), press **Enter** key. See screenshot:

#### ** Sum numbers within brackets only with Kutools for Excel**

Actually, with **Kutools for Excel**’s **Extract Text** function to extract numbers within brackets, and then apply the **Sum absolute values** function to sum the numbers up.

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1. Select the strings you want to extract numbers in brackets, and click **Kutool**s > **Text** > **Extract Text**. See screenshot:

2. In the **Extract Text** dialog, enter (*) into the **Text** textbox, and click **Add** to add it to the **Extract list**. Then click **Ok**, and to select a cell to place the extracted numbers in the popping dialog, C1 for instance. See screenshot:

3. Click **OK**, and now the numbers in brackets are extracted. In default, the numbers within brackets are recognized as negative, you need to sum their absolute values.

4. Select a cell which you will place the calculation result at, click **Kutools** > **Formula Helper** > **Math & Trig** > **Sum absolute values**. See screenshot:

5. In the **Formula Helper** dialog, select the range which contains the extracted numbers into **Number** textbox, C1:C8 in this case. Click **O**k, the absolute values of the numbers have been added. See screenshot:

#### **Sum Numbers Within Brackets**

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