# Excel - SUM Function Problem - Expert Solution

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Can't add (SUM) in imported numbers from bank account
Solved by F. C. in 40 mins
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Excelchat Expert 20/08/2018 - 12:26
HI
Excelchat Expert 20/08/2018 - 12:26
Welcome to Got it Pro
Excelchat Expert 20/08/2018 - 12:26
Please tell more about the requirement so that i can help better
User 20/08/2018 - 12:27
On an imported spread sheet from my bank account, the SUM function won't work
Excelchat Expert 20/08/2018 - 12:27
Can you share the data on the spreadsheet so that i can have a look
Excelchat Expert 20/08/2018 - 12:27
Please show me where the sum function is not working
Excelchat Expert 20/08/2018 - 12:31
Are you there?
Excelchat Expert 20/08/2018 - 12:31
Please share the data so that i can help you out
Excelchat Expert 20/08/2018 - 12:32
Where is the sum required?
User 20/08/2018 - 12:32
each column
User 20/08/2018 - 12:34
Are you still there?
Excelchat Expert 20/08/2018 - 12:34
Yes
User 20/08/2018 - 12:34
ok
Excelchat Expert 20/08/2018 - 12:34
The numbers are not in proper format
Excelchat Expert 20/08/2018 - 12:35
they are not copied in number format
User 20/08/2018 - 12:35
How do I change that?
User 20/08/2018 - 12:35
Because that's how they come when I import them
Excelchat Expert 20/08/2018 - 12:36
They are plain text and symbol before them is making the difference
User 20/08/2018 - 12:37
OK, I'll try highlighting all the numbers and making them currency
User 20/08/2018 - 12:38
do you think that will work?
Excelchat Expert 20/08/2018 - 12:38
Get rid of symbols and then convert to numbers
User 20/08/2018 - 12:39
How can I get rid of the symbols?
Excelchat Expert 20/08/2018 - 12:39
while importing try to get rid
User 20/08/2018 - 12:39
without having to delete each one
User 20/08/2018 - 12:40
Too late ---- I've already got hours into this spreadsheet since importing
Excelchat Expert 20/08/2018 - 12:41
See column O
Excelchat Expert 20/08/2018 - 12:41
Do you see?
User 20/08/2018 - 12:42
yes
Excelchat Expert 20/08/2018 - 12:43
See column P
Excelchat Expert 20/08/2018 - 12:43
and then see cell P302
Excelchat Expert 20/08/2018 - 12:43
Let me know if this helps
Excelchat Expert 20/08/2018 - 12:43
this is how we can do
User 20/08/2018 - 12:43
So... what did you do?
Excelchat Expert 20/08/2018 - 12:44
In column O i extracted the number right of euro sign
Excelchat Expert 20/08/2018 - 12:44
then converted them to number using value function
Excelchat Expert 20/08/2018 - 12:44
and then sum in P302
Excelchat Expert 20/08/2018 - 12:44
Do you understand?
User 20/08/2018 - 12:45
How did you extract the number?
Excelchat Expert 20/08/2018 - 12:45
using this
Excelchat Expert 20/08/2018 - 12:45
=MID(A2,2,LEN(A2)-1)
User 20/08/2018 - 12:45
each column?
User 20/08/2018 - 12:46
Let me try
Excelchat Expert 20/08/2018 - 12:46
Sure
Excelchat Expert 20/08/2018 - 12:49
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Excelchat Expert 20/08/2018 - 12:56
Are you there?
Excelchat Expert 20/08/2018 - 12:56
Please let me know if you need any more help

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