?
Solved

Sum a range of cells which include concatenated values

Posted on 2014-12-30
2
Medium Priority
?
79 Views
Last Modified: 2014-12-31
I have a vertical range of values.  Each cell concatenates a number and a string.   For example (=C2&C3)  where C2 = 30 and C3 = SomeText.  The result value of the cell would be 30SomeText.

I realize that the concatenate formula turns this into a string and it is no longer a number that cam be calculated.  But I am wondering if there is some way around this.  I want to look at the range and add all the numbers that have the same text.

For example, if this was my range of cells.
80SomeText2
10SomeText
30SomeText
20SomeText2

I want to look at that range, find the "SomeText2" values, and add the numbers which in this case would result in a 100.

Any thoughts?
0
Comment
Question by:Shaye Larsen
2 Comments
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:Phillip Burton
ID: 40525133
It's possible to do it on one array formula. But it's much more auditable to separate it back out.

In your example, the numbers are all two digit. So you can do

=value(left(c1,2))

And then Sumifs them.
0
 
LVL 24

Accepted Solution

by:
Ejgil Hedegaard earned 2000 total points
ID: 40525324
Here is an array formula for a variable number of digits.
Array formulas has to be entered with Ctrl+Shift+Enter.

Values in A2:A5.
Text to search for in C2.
=SUM(IF(RIGHT($A$2:$A$5,LEN(C2))=C2,VALUE(LEFT($A$2:$A$5,LEN($A$2:$A$5)-LEN(C2))),0))

See sheet
Sum-numbers-before-text.xlsx
0

Featured Post

Get expert help—faster!

Need expert help—fast? Use the Help Bell for personalized assistance getting answers to your important questions.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

MS Outlook undoubtedly is the most widely used email client.Its user-friendliness, cost effectiveness, and availability with Microsoft Office Suite make it the most popular email application.  Its compatibility with Microsoft applications like Exch…
Currently, there is an issue with being able to copy values from an external application to a dropdown list in Project Web Access (PWA).  The standard copy and paste methods don't seem to work properly. Here is a way to accomplish this task to s…
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how to use a scrolling table in Microsoft Excel using the INDEX function.
Look below the covers at a subform control , and the form that is inside it. Explore properties and see how easy it is to aggregate, get statistics, and synchronize results for your data. A Microsoft Access subform is used to show relevant calcul…

598 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question