Excel is the most widely used tool for dealing with massive datasets. We can perform myriads of tasks of multiple dimensions in Excel. Excel is very useful for research and analysis. While analyzing any questionnaire, especially a Likert scale, we need to assign values to texts and then do further calculations. We can do that easily in Excel. In this article, I will show you 2 methods in Excel to assign value to text and sum.

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## How to Assign Value to Text and Sum in Excel: 2 Easy Methods

This is the dataset for todayâ€™s article. We have some movies and the remarks of some critics. I have assigned some values to these remarks. With these values, I will calculate the total score of each movie.

### 1. Merge SUM and COUNTIF Functions to Assign Value to Text and Sum

First of all, I will show the use of **the COUNTIF** and **SUM functions** to assign values to text and then calculate the sum. Letâ€™s do it step by step.

**Steps**:

- First of all, go to
**F5**and write down the following formula

`=SUM(COUNTIF(C5:E5,$H$5:$H$7)*$I$5:$I$7)`

**Formula Explanation**:

Here, Excel assigns,

**5**for**Good****3**for**Average****1**for**Bad**

Then, Excel calculates the sum using the values in the range **C5:E5**.

- Now, press
**ENTER**. Excel will return the output.

**Note**: This is an array formula. So, if you are using earlier versions of

**Excel**, you must press

**CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER**instead of

**ENTER**only.

- After that, use
**Fill Handle**to**AutoFill**up to**F13**.

**Read More: **How to Sum Text Values Like Numbers in ExcelÂ

### 2. Combine SUM, INDEX, MATCH, N, and IF Functions to Assign Value to Text and Sum

Now, I will show another method that will use a combination of **SUM**, **INDEX**, **MATCH**, **N**, and **IF functions** to assign value to texts and calculate the sum. The formula will be a bit complex. However, the formula breakdown will help you understand easily.

**Steps**:

- Go to
**F5**and write down the following formula

`=SUM(INDEX($I$5:$I$7,N(IF(1,MATCH(C5:E5,$H$5:$H$7,0)))))`

**Formula Breakdown**:

**MATCH(C5:E5,$H$5:$H$7,0)**- Output:
**{1,2,1}**

- Output:

**IF(1,MATCH(C5:E5,$H$5:$H$7,0))**- Output:
**{1,2,1}**

- Output:

**N(IF(1,MATCH(C5:E5,$H$5:$H$7,0)))**- Output:
**{1,2,1}**

- Output:

**INDEX($I$5:$I$7,N(IF(1,MATCH(C5:E5,$H$5:$H$7,0))))**- Output:
**{5,3,5}**

- Output:

**SUM(INDEX($I$5:$I$7,N(IF(1,MATCH(C5:E5,$H$5:$H$7,0)))))****SUM(5,3,5)**- Output:
**13**

- Output:

- Now, press
**ENTER**to get the output.

- After that, use
**Fill Handle**to**AutoFill**up to**F13**.

**Read More: **How to Sum Only Numbers and Ignore Text in Same Cell in Excel

## Things to Remember

- Use
**absolute reference**to lock a range - Press
**CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER**for an array formula

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## Conclusion

In this article, I have explained 2 methods in Excel to assign value to text and sum. I hope it helps everyone. If you have any suggestions, ideas, or feedback, please feel free to comment below.

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