# Trying to write a sum equation, but summing text and not numbers

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So we are using the letter I (that's a capital i) to tally the number of times we assign something in a different system (very antiquated system, but it's the only way to do it right now), and I am trying to sum the total of assignments. We currently do it in excel, but the same logic is not following in SmartSheet. Here is an example of the table. So each "I" needs to be counted as a separate unit, but when there are multiple in the cell, I don't know what to do. Can someone suggest the best method to pull either do a SUM or a COUNT?

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It's not pretty but the:

=COUNTIF([Monday (3/29)]:[Friday (4/2)], "I")+(COUNTIF([Monday (3/29)]:[Friday (4/2)], "II")*2)+(COUNTIF([Monday (3/29)]:[Friday (4/2)], "III")*3)

Work?

Mark

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