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auto sum is not showing correct number, it doesn't with dragging across numbers either.

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Excelchat Expert
20/04/2018 - 10:57

Hello there, thanks for choosing Got It Pro - Excel.

User
20/04/2018 - 10:57

hi

Excelchat Expert
20/04/2018 - 10:58

So you want to auto sum a column or row ?

User
20/04/2018 - 10:59

yes, but it is not working. I have formulas in the column

User
20/04/2018 - 10:59

not sure why it is not adding up. tried to paste values and still not working

Excelchat Expert
20/04/2018 - 11:00

Okay than you are using auto sum function in B column from B1 to B14 ?

User
20/04/2018 - 11:00

made sure formate as numbers too

User
20/04/2018 - 11:00

yes, understand that

Excelchat Expert
20/04/2018 - 11:01

You have blank cells on your column.

User
20/04/2018 - 11:01

in my sheet, it comes up 2.28 but it should be the 7.56

User
20/04/2018 - 11:01

yes

User
20/04/2018 - 11:01

shows no value even when i click and drag

User
20/04/2018 - 11:02

looks like it is only calculating these numbers.

Excelchat Expert
20/04/2018 - 11:02

A formula such as =SUM(B1:B14) ,blanks will count as zero.

User
20/04/2018 - 11:03

yep

Excelchat Expert
20/04/2018 - 11:04

and the result is 7.56

Excelchat Expert
20/04/2018 - 11:05

Auto sum have problems with blank cells and also with Circular dependency.

User
20/04/2018 - 11:06

okay, I think I have gotten closer to the problem.

User
20/04/2018 - 11:07

I'm pasted a sheet into my sheet and the data is not being seen as a number. if I type in a number to replace it, the autosum works

Excelchat Expert
20/04/2018 - 11:08

If you try in Google sheets then is working well, at first you select the range in your case B1:B14, then Insert ---> Function ----> Sum

User
20/04/2018 - 11:09

works when I pasted in here. but not when I pasted it into excel

User
20/04/2018 - 11:09

from other sheet.

Excelchat Expert
20/04/2018 - 11:10

Okay then you have to change the format as a number and check if it works.

User
20/04/2018 - 11:10

did that. it doesn't work

Excelchat Expert
20/04/2018 - 11:11

Try to write this formula : =SUM(B1:B14)

Excelchat Expert
20/04/2018 - 11:11

And you have N/a as a text or is a result from formula ?

Excelchat Expert
20/04/2018 - 11:14

Can you please attach your excel document here ?

User
20/04/2018 - 11:14

for some reason, the numbers are seen as numbers when I paste them. even I change their format to numbers

User
20/04/2018 - 11:15

can't. proprietary info on it.

User
20/04/2018 - 11:15

take me a while to remove all of it to make it generic

Excelchat Expert
20/04/2018 - 11:15

Okay, no problem.

User
20/04/2018 - 11:16

have ever seen cells with numbers not be seen as numbers even after formatting them to numbers

Excelchat Expert
20/04/2018 - 11:19

No, changing format of column to numbers then it should seen as numbers after formatting them to numbers.

User
20/04/2018 - 11:20

yeah, but that's not working. weird. I have even copied them and pasted special as values with number formatting and still are not seen as numbers

Excelchat Expert
20/04/2018 - 11:21

Even this formula is not showing the right result =SUM(B1:B14) ?

User
20/04/2018 - 11:21

yep

Excelchat Expert
20/04/2018 - 11:22

In your formula you can add ={your formula}*1

Excelchat Expert
20/04/2018 - 11:22

Then the result of formula will format as a number,

Excelchat Expert
20/04/2018 - 11:23

I mean in formulas of your cells in the range you want to sum

User
20/04/2018 - 11:25

*1 worked on all but 1

User
20/04/2018 - 11:26

ok, got it.

User
20/04/2018 - 11:26

thanks for the help

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20/04/2018 - 11:26

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20/04/2018 - 11:26

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20/04/2018 - 11:27

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Excelchat Expert
20/04/2018 - 11:27

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User
20/04/2018 - 11:27

thx

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