Sum formula returning zero value

Teresa Devlin

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I am trying to sum a column with values using a report downloaded from Celltracker, however the sum total is returning as zero. When added using =a1+a2 the value returns correctly.
 

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crimson_b1ade

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you may need to convert your values stored as text to values stored as numbers using the VALUE() function. You can also try this array function (confirmed with CTRL+SHIFT then press ENTER):

=SUM(VALUE(A1:A10))
 

Domenic

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Or, convert the numbers to numerical values...

1) Select an empty cell

2) Edit > Copy

3) Select the column/cells

4) Edit > Paste Special > Add > Ok
 

Teresa Devlin

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thanks but I've tried that, I've even tried to save the numbers in a different worksheet and I'm still getting the same problem:mad:
 

crimson_b1ade

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maybe upload your file using a free online storage site and post the link here. maybe someone can take a look at it.

I don't know what else may be the problem.
 

Teresa Devlin

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Thanks, I'm pushed for time at the moment, will maybe try to upload later if your suggestions don't work, now going to try =sum(value(a1:a10)

thanks for your help:p
 

Jon von der Heyden

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Hi Teresa

The solution provided by Domenic should work, but perhaps try the following alternative.

Highlight column A
Go to Format Cells and change it to number format.
Go to Edit > Text to columns
- choose delimited and click 'Next'
- remove all checks against any delimiters and click 'Finish'

Now try your original SUM.
 

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