SUM with characters within the value

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Hello,

I have this set of data (See below).

For column A:
Sum seem to be working as long as both G15 AND G16 are not empty. Else it throws a #VALUE!. Obviously I can't have this happen since cells in the G13:G16 range can in some instance be empty.

For column B:
If either H15 or H16 (or both) values are absent then it throws a #VALUE! also. Same here. I can't have this happen.

I need that degree character to stay where it is else the calculation would be a breeze.

Can enyone help me fixing those formulas. I have been banging my head for quite some time now trying to make this work.

Thank you.

Book2
EFGHI
6
7
8multipler
92
10
11
12Column AColumn B
131 °
142 °
153 °1 °
164 °2 °
17Sub total white3 °2 °
18Total white + yellow13 °5 °
19
20
Sheet1
Cell Formulas
RangeFormula
G13,H15G13=1&" °"
G14,H16G14=2&" °"
G15G15=3&" °"
G16G16=4&" °"
G17G17=IF(SUM(IF(ISBLANK($G$13:$G$14),"",IFERROR(VALUE(LEFT($G$13:$G$14,SEARCH(" °",$G$13:$G$14)-1)),$G$13:$G$14)))=0,"",SUM(IF(ISBLANK($G$13:$G$14),"",IFERROR(VALUE(LEFT($G$13:$G$14,SEARCH(" °",$G$13:$G$14)-1)),$G$13:$G$14)))&" °")
H17H17=IF(SUM(IF(ISBLANK($H$16),"",IFERROR(VALUE(LEFT($H$16,SEARCH(" °",$H$16)-1)),$H$16)))=0,"",SUM(IF(ISBLANK($H$16),"",IFERROR(VALUE(LEFT($H$16,SEARCH(" °",$H$16)-1)),$H$16)))&" °")
G18G18=IF(AND(G15="",G16="",G17=""),"",IF(G17="",SUM(VALUE(LEFT($G$15,SEARCH(" °",$G$15)-1)),VALUE(LEFT($G$16,SEARCH(" °",$G$16)-1))),SUM(SUM(VALUE(LEFT($G$15,SEARCH(" °",$G$15)-1)),VALUE(LEFT($G$16,SEARCH(" °",$G$16)-1))),(VALUE(LEFT($G$17,SEARCH(" °",$G$17)-1))*$F$9)))&" °")
H18H18=IF(AND(H15="",H17=""),"",IF(H17="",VALUE(LEFT(H15,SEARCH(" °",H15)-1)),SUM(VALUE(LEFT(H15,SEARCH(" °",H15)-1)),VALUE(LEFT(H17,SEARCH(" °",H17)-1))*F9))&" °")
 
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Polanskiman

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Forgot to mention. Compatibility needs to be as wide as possible so any function that is specific to 2016 or newer should be avoided.
 

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Simplest, easiest & best way, is to remove the degree sign from the cell & use a custom cell format to show it instead.
 
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:eek:🤯

Any downside of using the formatting solution rather than hard coding the degree?
 

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Not that I can think of. :)
 

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Can't believe I didn't think of that before, really. Spent nearly all day trying to figure out that dam formula.:confused:
 

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Easily done, unfortunately :(
 

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Thank you Fluff. You saved me a great deal of time and pain from now on. 🙏
 

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You're welcome & thanks for the feedback.
 

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