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## Sum returns 0

I have a data validation list in column C.

In column D I have this formula:

=IF(OR(C\$5:C\$30="400 Confirmation Calls",C\$5:C\$30="1100 Inbound Calls",C\$5:C\$30="430 Appts Created"),1,"")&IF(OR(C\$5:C\$30="420 Confirmation Calls",C\$5:C\$30="1200 Inbound Calls",C\$5:C\$30="450 Appts Created"),2,"")&IF(OR(C\$5:C\$30="450 Confirmation Calls",C\$5:C\$30="1300 Inbound Calls",C\$5:C\$30="470 Appts Created"),3,"")

At the bottom of column D I want it to sum up the total for all of D and for some reason it just returns "0".

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## Re: Sum returns 0

It's a common issue!

Quick solution:

`=SUMPRODUCT(VALUE(SUM RANGE))`

## Re: Sum returns 0

It didnt seem to work... or I did it wrong which is much more probable.

I put

`=SUMPRODUCT(VALUE(d5:d29))`

I only want it to sum up the range D5:D29

## Re: Sum returns 0

It should work!

Let me know what its result!

Is it 0 or something else?

## Re: Sum returns 0

I guess that you have in sum range some blank cells!

If so, please use this workaround:

`=SUM(IFERROR(VALUE(sum_range),0))`

NOTE: to enter this formula, don't press Enter, but press Ctrl+Shift+Enter simultaneously, and do that each time you open the formula in the edit mode.

## Re: Sum returns 0

So the first formula you gave me returned the #VALUE! error. The second formula just comes up as 0

Solution

## Re: Sum returns 0

Make sure to enter the second formula by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Enter as I mentioned before, this keystroke shortcut will force the formula to deliver the right result.

Give it a try.

## Re: Sum returns 0

YOU ARE A GENIUS!! THANK YOU

## Re: Sum returns 0

sorry to boder but i've been trying to use the same step you gave to solve this problem and it keeps giving my 0.  please would you help me

Hi Jose,