I would like to see if you can add the numbers in this sentence

tbtfreight

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<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]-->Bed foot board 15 bed headboard 20 bed queen 15 box 3 dresser double 50 mirror 10 nightstand 15 TV 10 Box 15. I would like to see if you can add the numbers in this sentence, of course the sentence is in a single cell only. Would you be able to calculate the number of values only. Creating a formula that will add 15+20+15+15+3+50+10+15+10 equal 153<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:TrackMoves/> <w:TrackFormatting/> <w:PunctuationKerning/> <w:ValidateAgainstSchemas/> <w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>false</w:SaveIfXMLInvalid> <w:IgnoreMixedContent>false</w:IgnoreMixedContent> <w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText>false</w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText> <w:DoNotPromoteQF/> <w:LidThemeOther>EN-US</w:LidThemeOther> <w:LidThemeAsian>X-NONE</w:LidThemeAsian> <w:LidThemeComplexScript>X-NONE</w:LidThemeComplexScript> <w:Compatibility> <w:BreakWrappedTables/> <w:SnapToGridInCell/> <w:WrapTextWithPunct/> <w:UseAsianBreakRules/> <w:DontGrowAutofit/> <w:SplitPgBreakAndParaMark/> <w:EnableOpenTypeKerning/> <w:DontFlipMirrorIndents/> <w:OverrideTableStyleHps/> </w:Compatibility> <m:mathPr> <m:mathFont m:val="Cambria Math"/> <m:brkBin m:val="before"/> <m:brkBinSub m:val="--"/> <m:smallFrac m:val="off"/> <m:dispDef/> <m:lMargin m:val="0"/> <m:rMargin 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hiker95

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tbtfreight,

Just in case you could use a macro solution.

Sample raw data:

<b>Excel 2007</b><table cellpadding="2.5px" rules="all" style=";background-color: #FFFFFF;border: 1px solid;border-collapse: collapse; border-color: #A6AAB6"><colgroup><col width="25px" style="background-color: #E0E0F0" /><col /><col /></colgroup><thead><tr style=" background-color: #E0E0F0;text-align: center;color: #161120"><th></th><th>A</th><th>B</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">1</td><td style=";">Bed foot board 15 bed headboard 20 bed queen 15 box 3 dresser double 50 mirror 10 nightstand 15 TV 10 Box 15.</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">2</td><td style=";">Bed foot board 1 bed headboard 2 bed queen 5 box 3 dresser double 5 mirror 1 nightstand 1 TV 10 Box 15.</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">3</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr></tbody></table><p style="width:3.6em;font-weight:bold;margin:0;padding:0.2em 0.6em 0.2em 0.5em;border: 1px solid #A6AAB6;border-top:none;text-align: center;background-color: #E0E0F0;color: #161120">Sheet1</p><br /><br />

After the macro:

<b>Excel 2007</b><table cellpadding="2.5px" rules="all" style=";background-color: #FFFFFF;border: 1px solid;border-collapse: collapse; border-color: #A6AAB6"><colgroup><col width="25px" style="background-color: #E0E0F0" /><col /><col /></colgroup><thead><tr style=" background-color: #E0E0F0;text-align: center;color: #161120"><th></th><th>A</th><th>B</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">1</td><td style=";">Bed foot board 15 bed headboard 20 bed queen 15 box 3 dresser double 50 mirror 10 nightstand 15 TV 10 Box 15.</td><td style="text-align: right;;">153</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">2</td><td style=";">Bed foot board 1 bed headboard 2 bed queen 5 box 3 dresser double 5 mirror 1 nightstand 1 TV 10 Box 15.</td><td style="text-align: right;;">43</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">3</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr></tbody></table><p style="width:3.6em;font-weight:bold;margin:0;padding:0.2em 0.6em 0.2em 0.5em;border: 1px solid #A6AAB6;border-top:none;text-align: center;background-color: #E0E0F0;color: #161120">Sheet1</p><br /><br />

Please TEST this FIRST in a COPY of your workbook (always make a backup copy before trying new code, you never know what you might lose).

1. Copy the below code
2. Open your NEW workbook
3. Press the keys ALT + F11 to open the Visual Basic Editor
4. Press the keys ALT + I to activate the Insert menu
5. Press M to insert a Standard Module
6. Where the cursor is flashing, paste the code
7. Press the keys ALT + Q to exit the Editor, and return to Excel
8. To run the macro from Excel press ALT + F8 to display the Run Macro Dialog. Double Click the macro's name to Run it.

Code:
Option Explicit
Sub AddNumbersInSentence()
' hiker95, 01/17/2014, ME751288
Dim c As Range, h As String, s, i As Long, tot As Long
Dim ca, ii As Long
ca = Array(".", ",", ":", ";")
For Each c In Range("A1", Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp))
  h = c
  For ii = LBound(ca) To UBound(ca)
    h = Replace(h, ca(ii), " ")
  Next ii
  s = Split(h, " ")
  tot = 0
  For i = LBound(s) To UBound(s)
    If s(i) Like "*[0-9]*" Then tot = tot + s(i)
  Next i
  c.Offset(, 1) = tot
Next c
End Sub

Before you use the macro with Excel 2007 or newer, save your workbook, Save As, a macro enabled workbook with the file extension .xlsm

Then run the AddNumbersInSentence macro.
 

bstory84

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Please See Hiker95 macro solution first.
I would like to offer a User Defined Function that i have been using for some time now to do what you are asking.
This creates a Function that can be called from any cell. It simply return the Numbers in an array from any text input.
you use it with any excel formula that will except the array list.
the Sum function handles this just fine.

Function asks for a cell reference and a Deliminator identifier. so since the words are serperated by spaces. this would be type as " ".

Code:
Option Explicit
Public Function FindNuminString(StrText As String, StrDelim As String) As Variant
Dim I As Integer
Dim MyVar As Variant
Dim TempString As String
Dim VarNew() As Variant
Dim fInt As Integer
MyVar = DelimCnt(StrText, StrDelim)
fInt = 1
For I = LBound(MyVar) To UBound(MyVar)
    On Error GoTo End1
    TempString = Mid(StrText, MyVar(I), MyVar(I + 1) - MyVar(I))
        If IsNumeric(Trim(TempString)) Then
            
            ReDim Preserve VarNew(0 To fInt)
                VarNew(fInt) = Int(Trim(TempString))
            fInt = fInt + 1
            
        Else
        End If
Next I
End1:
FindNuminString = VarNew()
End Function

Private Function DelimCnt(StrText As String, StrDelim As String) As Variant
Dim IntLength   As Integer
Dim StrCompare  As String
Dim VarNew()    As Variant
Dim I           As Integer
I = 1
For IntLength = 1 To Len(StrText)
    StrCompare = Mid(StrText, IntLength, 1)
    If StrCompare = StrDelim Then
        ReDim Preserve VarNew(0 To I)
            VarNew(I) = IntLength
            I = I + 1
        Else
    End If
Next IntLength
  ReDim Preserve VarNew(0 To I)
    VarNew(I) = Len(StrText) + 1
    VarNew(0) = 1
DelimCnt = VarNew()
End Function

example
if your text from your post was in cell A1 then after putting the code i've posted into a module you could use this formula in any cell you would like.

=SUM(FindNuminString(A1," "))
 

hiker95

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tbtfreight,

Instead of a macro, how about another UDF, User Defined Function?

Sample raw data with the SumNbrsInText Function:

<b>Excel 2007</b><table cellpadding="2.5px" rules="all" style=";background-color: #FFFFFF;border: 1px solid;border-collapse: collapse; border-color: #A6AAB6"><colgroup><col width="25px" style="background-color: #E0E0F0" /><col /><col /></colgroup><thead><tr style=" background-color: #E0E0F0;text-align: center;color: #161120"><th></th><th>A</th><th>B</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">1</td><td style=";">Bed foot board 15 bed headboard 20 bed queen 15.</td><td style="text-align: right;;">50</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">2</td><td style=";">Bed foot board 1 bed headboard 2 bed queen 5 box 3 dresser double 5 mirror 1 nightstand 1 TV 10 Box 15.</td><td style="text-align: right;;">43</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">3</td><td style=";">Bed foot board 15 bed headboard 20 bed queen 15 box 3 dresser double 50 mirror 10 nightstand 15 TV 10 Box 15.</td><td style="text-align: right;;">153</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">4</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr></tbody></table><p style="width:3.6em;font-weight:bold;margin:0;padding:0.2em 0.6em 0.2em 0.5em;border: 1px solid #A6AAB6;border-top:none;text-align: center;background-color: #E0E0F0;color: #161120">Sheet1</p><br /><br /><table width="85%" cellpadding="2.5px" rules="all" style=";border: 2px solid black;border-collapse:collapse;padding: 0.4em;background-color: #FFFFFF" ><tr><td style="padding:6px" ><b>Worksheet Formulas</b><table cellpadding="2.5px" width="100%" rules="all" style="border: 1px solid;text-align:center;background-color: #FFFFFF;border-collapse: collapse; border-color: #A6AAB6"><thead><tr style=" background-color: #E0E0F0;color: #161120"><th width="10px">Cell</th><th style="text-align:left;padding-left:5px;">Formula</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><th width="10px" style=" background-color: #E0E0F0;color: #161120">B1</th><td style="text-align:left">=SumNbrsInText(<font color="Blue">A1</font>)</td></tr><tr><th width="10px" style=" background-color: #E0E0F0;color: #161120">B2</th><td style="text-align:left">=SumNbrsInText(<font color="Blue">A2</font>)</td></tr><tr><th width="10px" style=" background-color: #E0E0F0;color: #161120">B3</th><td style="text-align:left">=SumNbrsInText(<font color="Blue">A3</font>)</td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></table><br />

Please TEST this FIRST in a COPY of your workbook (always make a backup copy before trying new code, you never know what you might lose).

1. Copy the below Function
2. Open your NEW workbook
3. Press the keys ALT + F11 to open the Visual Basic Editor
4. Press the keys ALT + I to activate the Insert menu
5. Press M to insert a Standard Module
6. Where the cursor is flashing, paste the Function
7. Press the keys ALT + Q to exit the Editor, and return to Excel

Code:
Option Explicit
Function SumNbrsInText(NbrText As Range) As Long
' hiker95, 01/17/2014, ME751288
' If A1 contains "Bed foot board 15 bed headboard 20 bed queen 15."
'   with or without out the " characters.
' In B1 enter:
'   =SumNbrsInText(A1)
' B1 will display 50
'
Dim s, i As Long, tot As Long
Dim ca, ii As Long, h As String
ca = Array(".", ",", ":", ";", """")
h = [NbrText].Value
For ii = LBound(ca) To UBound(ca)
  h = Replace(h, ca(ii), " ")
Next ii
s = Split(h, " ")
tot = 0
For i = LBound(s) To UBound(s)
  If s(i) Like "*[0-9]*" Then tot = tot + s(i)
Next i
SumNbrsInText = tot
End Function

Before you use the Function with Excel 2007 or newer, save your workbook, Save As, a macro enabled workbook with the file extension .xlsm


With your string ccontaining nmbers in cell A1, like the following:
Bed foot board 15 bed headboard 20 bed queen 15.

In B1 type in:
=SumNbrsInText(A1)

And, B1 will display 50
 

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