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Despite formula I use (for example SUM) result is always zero.
Despite formula I use (for example the most simple SUM) it always shows me
zero result even it should show a lot more. Values in other cells (cells that I sum) are in number format. Why this happens?? 
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Despite formula I use (for example SUM) result is always zero.
It doesn't matter whether the cells are FORMATTED to DISPLAY as number;
what matters is whether the CONTENTS are numbers. My guess is that they are text that might look like a number. If one of your numbers is in A2, what do the formulae =ISTEXT(A2) and =ISNUMBER(A2) show?  David Biddulph "Anida" wrote in message ... Despite formula I use (for example the most simple SUM) it always shows me zero result even it should show a lot more. Values in other cells (cells that I sum) are in number format. Why this happens?? 
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Despite formula I use (for example SUM) result is always zero.
This quick fix might suffice for you
Instead of using: =SUM(A2:A5) use this, arrayenter it, ie press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER to confirm the formula: =SUM(A2:A5+0) The "+0" will coerce all text numbers (if any) within the source range (A2:A5) to real numbers w/o impacting their intrinsic values, and return the desired results. Happy? hit the YES below  Max Singapore  "Anida" wrote: Despite formula I use (for example the most simple SUM) it always shows me zero result even it should show a lot more. Values in other cells (cells that I sum) are in number format. Why this happens?? 
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Despite formula I use (for example SUM) result is always zero.
When I put =isnumber(a2) it shows me true, and for =istext false. What next?
"David Biddulph" wrote: It doesn't matter whether the cells are FORMATTED to DISPLAY as number; what matters is whether the CONTENTS are numbers. My guess is that they are text that might look like a number. If one of your numbers is in A2, what do the formulae =ISTEXT(A2) and =ISNUMBER(A2) show?  David Biddulph "Anida" wrote in message ... Despite formula I use (for example the most simple SUM) it always shows me zero result even it should show a lot more. Values in other cells (cells that I sum) are in number format. Why this happens?? . 
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Despite formula I use (for example SUM) result is always zero.
Make sure that calculation is set to automatic.
In xl2003 menus: toolsoptionscalculation tab And your range to sum does include A2, right? Anida wrote: When I put =isnumber(a2) it shows me true, and for =istext false. What next? "David Biddulph" wrote: It doesn't matter whether the cells are FORMATTED to DISPLAY as number; what matters is whether the CONTENTS are numbers. My guess is that they are text that might look like a number. If one of your numbers is in A2, what do the formulae =ISTEXT(A2) and =ISNUMBER(A2) show?  David Biddulph "Anida" wrote in message ... Despite formula I use (for example the most simple SUM) it always shows me zero result even it should show a lot more. Values in other cells (cells that I sum) are in number format. Why this happens?? .  Dave Peterson 
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Despite formula I use (for example SUM) result is always zero.
And any chance that the sum is 0? Maybe you have positive, negative and zero
values in the range? And one more thing to check. Type these two formulas in separate cells: =count(A1:a10) =counta(a1:a10) (change A1:A10 to the range you're summing.) =count() will count the numbers in the range. =counta() will count numbers, strings, even formulas that evaluate to "" in the range. Anida wrote: When I put =isnumber(a2) it shows me true, and for =istext false. What next? "David Biddulph" wrote: It doesn't matter whether the cells are FORMATTED to DISPLAY as number; what matters is whether the CONTENTS are numbers. My guess is that they are text that might look like a number. If one of your numbers is in A2, what do the formulae =ISTEXT(A2) and =ISNUMBER(A2) show?  David Biddulph "Anida" wrote in message ... Despite formula I use (for example the most simple SUM) it always shows me zero result even it should show a lot more. Values in other cells (cells that I sum) are in number format. Why this happens?? .  Dave Peterson 
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