# Auto sum gives answer 0 when there are cell values

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#### Gord Dibben

Could be the values you see are formatted as Text

Re-format all to General

Copy an empty cell.

Select the range of values and Paste Special>Add>OK>Esc.

Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP

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#### Skarabat

I am having this problem as well. I made sure that the autocalculation was
chosen in the tools. When I enter this line it will not total the numbers -
I just get \$
=SUM(J127+J125+J123+J121+J111+J109+J107+J105+J103+J101+J99+J97+J91+J89+J64+J58+J26+J24+J22+J20+J18+J16+J11+J9+J7)

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#### David Biddulph

Firstly get rid of the unnecessary SUM() function.
=SUM(J127+J125+J123+J121+J111+J109+J107+J105+J103+J101+J99+J97+J91+J89+J64+J58+J26+J24+J22+J20+J18+J16+J11+J9+J7)
can be replaced by
=J127+J125+J123+J121+J111+J109+J107+J105+J103+J101+J99+J97+J91+J89+J64+J58+J26+J24+J22+J20+J18+J16+J11+J9+J7

Secondly, did you try the solution which Gord suggested?

The chances are that your data cells contain text not numbers. After you've
tried Gord's solution, if you're still getting a zero result, look at
=ISNUMBER(J127) and =ISTEXT(J127), [for a cell where you think you've got a
non-zero value.]
If you've still got text you may need to look for non-printing characters in
the cell.

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#### Pete_UK

Ragu,

Is it really necessary to respond to a post that is nearly three years
old?

Pete

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#### Ali Kassid

I do think that sharing a solution could be helpful for anyone needs to overwhelm a typical problem even after years, I was just searching the same problems, however all of the previous appreciated answers did not work with my case.
Hence, I'm confirming the simple following solution : Use the function (IMSUM), select the cells that you need their total summation, then click OK,

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