This tip will explain how to use the IF function
on Microsoft Excel
to add values in a column that also contain text.
Sum Values in Columns that Contain Text
For this example, let's assume you'd like to add up the number of rows that contain the word ball
By applying the comparative IF function
, you will specify that if column A contains the specified word, the numbers in column B should be added together:
The resulting output of this formula should be 7