# Can Sumif work with text?

### Table of Contents

- Can Sumif work with text?
- How do you sum in Excel if there is text?
- How do I get Excel to ignore text in sum?
- How do you use Sumif sheets?
- How do you sum text values?
- How do I Sumif only numbers?
- How do you get formulas to ignore text?
- Does Google Sheets Sumif?
- How do I use Sumifs?
- How do I sum a number with text in Google Sheets?
- How do I sum if text in Excel?
- What does sum mean in text?
- Does not equal Excel SumIf?
- How to use the Excel sumifs function?

### Can Sumif work with text?

Text Criteria Use the SUMIF function in Excel to sum cells based on text strings that meet specific criteria. **Always enclose text** in double quotation marks.

### How do you sum in Excel if there is text?

**Using the SUMIF Function to Add Cells if They Contain Certain...**

- Formula for specific text: =SUMIF(range,”criterianame”,sum_range)
- Formula for partial text: =SUMIF(range,”*”&criteria&”*”,sum_range)
- Formula for text and numbers: =SUMIF(range,”*criterianame*”,sum_range)

### How do I get Excel to ignore text in sum?

A formula **such as =SUM(B2:B50)** will automatically ignore text values in the sum range. No need to do anything special. A formula such as =B2+B3+B4+B5 will return an error if one or more of the cells that the formula refers to contain text values.

### How do you use Sumif sheets?

**Below is how you can do this using SUMIF formula:**

- Select the cell where you want the result of the sum to appear ( D2 in our case ).
- Type the following formula in the cell: =SUMIF(A2:A10,”Packaging”,B2:B10)
- Press the return key.

### How do you sum text values?

**Press Ctrl + Shift + Enter** to get the SUM of the required text values as this is an array formula.

### How do I Sumif only numbers?

If you want, you can apply the criteria to one range and sum the corresponding values in a different range. For example, the formula **=SUMIF**(B2:B5, "John", C2:C5) sums only the values in the range C2:C5, where the corresponding cells in the range B2:B5 equal "John."

### How do you get formulas to ignore text?

If you need to do mathematical calculations on cells that may contain numbers or text, then you can use **the IFERROR function** to ignore the text. Many of Excel's functions (eg SUM and AVERAGE) ignore text within their range.

### Does Google Sheets Sumif?

**Google Sheets provides a convenient function called SUMIF to help with conditional sums**. Once you understand the basic syntax and look at a few examples, you'll want to use the SUMIF function every chance you get.

### How do I use Sumifs?

If you want, you can apply the criteria to one range and **sum the corresponding** values in a different range. For example, the formula =SUMIF(B2:B5, "John", C2:C5) sums only the values in the range C2:C5, where the corresponding cells in the range B2:B5 equal "John."

### How do I sum a number with text in Google Sheets?

If you want to sum the text values like numbers in each row in Google Sheets, you can use the Vlookup + Sum copy-paste formula or a Vlookup + Mmult array formula. The easiest method to sum text values based on assigned numbers in Google Sheets is by using **the non-array Vlookup + Sum**.

### How do I sum if text in Excel?

- An excel formula to sum if cell contains text in another cell.
**SUMIF. =SUMIF(range,"*"&A1&"*",sum_range)**To sum if cells contain specific text in another cell, you can use the SUMIF function with a wildcard and concatenation. In the example shown, cell G6 contains this formula: =SUMIF(C5:C11,"*"&F6&"*",D5:D11)

### What does sum mean in text?

- A sum is the
**result of an addition**. For example, adding 1, 2, 3, and 4 gives the sum 10, written.

### Does not equal Excel SumIf?

- The
**SUMIF**function supports all of the standard**Excel**operators, including not-**equal**-to, which is input as <>. When you use an operator in the criteria for a function like**SUMIF**, you need to enclose it in double quotes (""). In this case, the criteria is input as "<>West" which you can read as "not**equal**to West", or simply "not West".

### How to use the Excel sumifs function?

- Create a table that includes departments and region by removing all the duplicate values. Your table should look like the below one.
- Apply the SUMIFS function in the table. Open SUMIFS function in excel.
- Select the sum range as F2 to F21.
- Select the B2 to B21 as the criteria range1.
- Criteria will be your department. ...