I have a column that I would like to sum all numbers within. Each cell within the column starts with a string in the beginning:

BL1.00

HB1.00

HP0.50

HF0.25

LP1.00

=3.75

Some cells have 2 decimal points, how do I sum this column all the way to the 2 decimals?

Assuming that all of the cells in question begin with two characters which are to be ignored, you could use an Array Formula.

If your data (from your example) is in cells `A1:A5`

, then you could use Array Formula:

```
=SUM(VALUE(MID(A1:A5,3,99))) → → → [CTRL]+[SHIFT]+[ENTER]
```

Copy the formula above and paste it into the formula bar.

Since it’s an `array formula`

, ** instead of hitting Enter**, you need to

**hold down**.

`CTRL`and`SHIFT`and then press`ENTER`## More Information:

- Office Support :
**Guidelines and examples of array formulas** - Office Support :
**Create an array formula** - Office.com :
(Excel)`MID`

Function - Office.com :
(Excel)`VALUE`

Function

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