# Excel - IF Function Problem - Expert Solution

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I have if statements =IF(E16="n/a", "n/a", "10") in C:13 to C:28. I want to sum if the cell does not have n/a
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Excelchat Expert 03/04/2018 - 02:16
Hello
Excelchat Expert 03/04/2018 - 02:16
How are you?
User 03/04/2018 - 02:16
other
User 03/04/2018 - 02:16
is this free
Excelchat Expert 03/04/2018 - 02:17
User 03/04/2018 - 02:18
I want to sum the values in column not equal to n/a
Excelchat Expert 03/04/2018 - 02:18
Alright, which cell would you like to place the sum formula?
User 03/04/2018 - 02:19
the fields already have an if statement based on what is selected in another cell
User 03/04/2018 - 02:19
it would be column b
Excelchat Expert 03/04/2018 - 02:19
Okay, the total would be on cell B19... correct?
User 03/04/2018 - 02:20
yeah
User 03/04/2018 - 02:20
can you confimr if this is free or not
Excelchat Expert 03/04/2018 - 02:20
okay, i think you are provided a free trial for this session
User 03/04/2018 - 02:20
ok
User 03/04/2018 - 02:21
i tried so many formulas i cannot figure this out
Excelchat Expert 03/04/2018 - 02:22
okay, please give me a moment to figure this out
User 03/04/2018 - 02:23
ok
Excelchat Expert 03/04/2018 - 02:24
I think i know where your problem lies
User 03/04/2018 - 02:25
ok
Excelchat Expert 03/04/2018 - 02:25
Excelchat Expert 03/04/2018 - 02:25
enclosed the resulting numbers in ""
Excelchat Expert 03/04/2018 - 02:26
excel will evaluate this as text instead of numbers, that is why you cannot perform mathematical operations on them
Excelchat Expert 03/04/2018 - 02:26
User 03/04/2018 - 02:27
ok
User 03/04/2018 - 02:27
so one I remove "" from the numbers
User 03/04/2018 - 02:27
which formula should I ust to sume it
Excelchat Expert 03/04/2018 - 02:27
yes
Excelchat Expert 03/04/2018 - 02:28
=sumif
User 03/04/2018 - 02:28
=sumif(Range,>)
User 03/04/2018 - 02:28
0)
Excelchat Expert 03/04/2018 - 02:28
=sumif(B3:B18,"<>n/a")
Excelchat Expert 03/04/2018 - 02:29
you must note though that "n/a" is also evaluated as text
User 03/04/2018 - 02:29
got it
Excelchat Expert 03/04/2018 - 02:29
but if your original intention is to add values on the cells excluding #N/A errors
Excelchat Expert 03/04/2018 - 02:30
your SUMIF formula will be modified
User 03/04/2018 - 02:30
Excelchat Expert 03/04/2018 - 02:30
you're welcome
Excelchat Expert 03/04/2018 - 02:31
is it okay if I mark this problem "Solved"?
User 03/04/2018 - 02:31
yes
Excelchat Expert 03/04/2018 - 02:31
Great!
Excelchat Expert 03/04/2018 - 02:31
Thanks again. and see you next time :) Please don't forget to rate.
User 03/04/2018 - 02:32
will do, thanks'

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