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# How To Use IMSUM() Function in Google Sheets

Description

Returns the sum of a series of complex numbers.

Common questions about the IMSUM formula include:

1. What is the IMSUM formula and what does it do?
2. What parameters should be included when using the IMSUM formula?
3. How is the IMSUM formula different from the SUM formula?

The IMSUM formula is used to calculate the sum of a range of cells with ignored text values. For appropriate use, the formula should include the required parameters (specified range and ignored text values).

Common mistypings of the IMSUM formula include forgetting to include the range parameter or colon in the range, forgetting to include the quotations around the ignored text values, or forgetting the ""t"" for the text parameter.

Common ways the IMSUM formula is used inappropriately include using it for a range that includes non-text values, not specifying the required parameters in the formula, and using the incorrect syntax.

Common pitfalls when using the IMSUM formula include forgetting to include text values in quotation marks, using the formula for a range without only text values, not specifying the range correctly, and not accounting for adjacent cells with non-text values.

Common mistakes when using the IMSUM Formula include not enclosing the text values in quotation marks, forgetting to use the correct range parameter, and not accounting for adjacent cells with non-text values.

Common misconceptions people might have with the IMSUM Formula include thinking it can be used to sum values in cells that are not text only, thinking it is equivalent to the SUM formula, and forgetting to include the parameters when setting it up."

How To Actually Use IMSUM() in Sheets

`IMSUM(value1, [value2, ...])`

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