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SUM cells in a row


I am trying to add values within cells in a child row that contain links to other sheets ... getting Total: 0 ... tried the below formula with no success ... any help would be soooo appreciated!



="Total: " + SUM(CHILDREN(Name2, Name17)


  • Jess Price

    Try changing SUM to COUNT

  • Add one more close parenthesis at the end of your column.


    ="Total: " + SUM(CHILDREN(Name2, Name17))

  • J. Craig Williams
    J. Craig Williams ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm not sure either of those is the correct answer.


    "add values" implies SUM not COUNT.


    The System will (usually?) add that last paranthesis as an auto-correct (it adds both if needed) but without warning you.


    You formula is looking at the CHILDREN of row 2 and the CHILDREN of row 17.


    If row 2 and row 17 are not parents, then the sum will be 0.


    Are you trying instead of sum the values of row 2 THROUGH row 17?


    That would be this:


    ="Total: " + SUM(Name2:Name17)


    A screen shot would make it easier to help.







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