# Excel sum 0 I got an excel with a simple sum equation, but if I go into it (F2) then press ENTER, then it turns into 0. It clearly can't be 0 because I actually see the cells it's trying to sum up and it's not 0.

At first, I thought it's because I had it on manual calculation, but it's not. It's on automatic calculation and I tried to do calculate now. Would you know what the problem is with the excel?

### sum formula in excel equal to zero

If you've run into this error - our users have recommended three different solutions to the error of having a zero value when it shouldn't be zero.

These solutions include:

• Checking the format of the cell. If it is a small value being displayed as 0, you may have set the cell format as integer etc.
• Expanding the number decimals that the cell will show
• Checking the array formula (if applicable). Then you should press control + shift + enter for the formula to work.
• Checking to make sure that iterative calculations are turned on

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## Sum returning 0 in Excel

I also use an Excel with a French locale, and often face this problem with CSV files. As explained by others, the French numbers use a coma as a decimal separator, and a number like is interpreted as a text by Excel.

The fastest way to circumvent this, is to replace with . You can do it quickly with Find/Replace, as suggested by David.

For those who face this problem quite often, you can use this piece of code (adapted from this answer), save it in your PERSONAL workbook and assign it to a button in the ribbon:

Hope that helps people experiencing this unnecessary problem!

1. How to assign macros to the ribbon
2. Copy your macros to a Personal Macro Workbook

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## sum formula equals zero

Sounds like your cells contain text (and that's probably what the green
triangle is telling you). To force the numeric strings to be converted to
numbers, type a 0 in any random cell, then copy that cell (ctrl+C). Select
your range (G2:G25), then edit / paste special, select the radio buttons for

(An easy check to see that your numbers really are being treated that way is
to select them, then click on one of your numeric style buttons (comma,
percent). If they're really numbers, the formats will change.)

"shathun" wrote:

> I am working in Excel and when I use the sum function I get zero. My cell
> format is number, my calculation is automatic. I cleared by cell contents
> and typed
> =sum(G2:G25) and I get 0 every time. My answer should be 575. I also get
> a green triangle in the left hand corner. Is there a box that should be
> checked or uncheckd in tools-options.

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## sum function returns 0

formula was entered using auto sum, also as "=sum()"

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You probably know this, but you need a range between the parentheses in the SUM formula, i.e.
=SUM(A1:A10)

this has now been fixed by going to the Formulas tab, and under Calculation options switching from auto to manual.

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This doesn't make sense to me. I could see an issue if it was set to Manual, and you changed it to Automatic, but going it the other way wouldn't correct a problem of a SUM not showing up. Automatic tells Excel to automatically recalculate anytime a change is made. Manual tells Excel not to, and the user must explicitly tell it to recalculate by pressing F9.

The only thing I can think of where switching from Automatic to Manual may be preferable in this situation if if your workbook contains so many calculations (i.e. literally "millions"), that Excel cannot track them all to do the Automatic calculation. Do you have a scenario like this, where you have millions of calculations in your workbook?

## How to Sum If Greater Than 0 in Excel  There are times, when we have data that have negative value and positive values too. Now to sum only positive values, we need to sum values that are greater than 0. To do so, we will use SUMIF function of Excel.

Generic Formula:

=SUMIF(range,”>0”)

Range: the range that you want to sum.
“>0”: Signifies that, you want to sum values that are greater than 0.

Example 1:

Here we have a range named values. Now, in this range i want to sum values that are greater than zero. To do so. Right this formula in any cell.

=SUMIF(values,">0")

The SUM if function will return sum of values that are greater than zero. In this example, I have named range A2:A15 as values.
Now, if you want to get sum of values that are greater than from a given value in another cell than you can use below technique.

Sum If Greater Than Value in Another Cell
In above example we used hard coding to get sum of values that are greater than 0. But many times you would want it to be check value from another cell. We have a generic formula for that too.

Generic Formula:

=SUMIF(range,”>”&cell_reference)

Cell_reference: the reference of cell that contains the value that you want to check.

Example 2:

In this example, I have same range for sum. The only difference is that I want to sum if greater than value in cell C2.

To achieve this write below formula.

=SUMIF(A2:A15,">"&C2) Similarly if, you want to check any condition you can have that in that in “”. For example, (“>”,”<”,”<>”,”>=”,”<=”). SUMIF function supports all these functions.

Important: To sum if a value is equal to sum value, you don’t need to use “”. Just pass that value or reference of that value.

This was simple. We have many other important formulas and techniques to simplify your work and increase productivity.

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Fix Excel Numbers That Don't Add Correctly

Your numbers are stored as a Text in your range. See my snip shot, where Column E is my different formula while column F is the formula Text. When you sum individually with "equal to" sign excel smartly recognizes those text numbers and convert it in to number for solution.

To solve it, you have to select your range and then you will see a small yellow pop in right corner, click it and from there select convert to number. Vijay

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Most functions ignore Text, including number stored as text.  SUM is one of them.

Sum vs. +

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1. Copy a blank cell.

2. Select the cells or the entire column where values are in text.

Your all text numbers will be converted into numbers and non-numbers will be left untouched.

Sincerely yours,
Vijay A. Verma @ http://www.eforexcel.com/

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I'm having problems with what I would hope to be the most robust and simple excel formula. I was given a "#DIV/0" error when trying to calculate the proportion of a cell's content to the sum of the cells in a range (e.g. "=AO35/SUM(AO35:A039)). Cells in the referenced range were formatted as numbers, and I've also tried "general."  Digging into the next layer, excel returns a value of 0 for both "=SUM(AO35:AO39)" and "=SUM(AO35,AO36,AO37,AO38,AO39)" which have values of 3, 41, 1, 3, 15. Now if I enter the formula "=AO35+AO36+AO37+AO38+AO39" excel returns the correct value of 63. Am I missing something here? because I have long been under the impression that the sum of a set of numbers is obtained by adding them together. If this is false then my whole mathematical world of calculating SD, SEM, residuals, etc. is about to come crashing down.

The one and only factor that I can think of which could be effecting this (assuming that the coding for excel could possibly be flawed) is that I had copied the worksheet in question into an existing workbook while retaining the original theme (to retain cell colors). Both were created in the same version of excel though. Again, I have checked the cell formatting for the range of cells, as well as for the formula cell.

Any help, advice, or insight is greatly appreciated.

~D

This is a GREAT & SIMPLE post.

The Context of my problem was values imported from a web site, then subsequently processed in a VLOOKUP function.

I tried MANY things...  I could not eliminate my errors .

I dont know WHY I had such trouble with this, but THANKS FOR THIS SIMPLE but powerful, problem solving tip.

BG

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I found that the sum returning 0 contained one element that was a circular reference - not created by me I hasten to add! :-)  Once I corrected the circular reference, the =SUM() function returned the expected result.

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