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How do I sum up random cells
I want to add up the values of various discontiguous cells in a worksheet
e.g. A2+A7+C4+D7+G3. What is the quickest way to do this? The autosum function doesn't seem to work for this. Excel 2003. Thanks. 
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How do I sum up random cells
If your question is as simple as it sounds, then just put an equal sign in
front of what you posted and place that in a cell... =A2+A7+C4+D7+G3 However, you use of the word "random" in the subject line seems to indicate you might have a more complex question... do you? Rick "Josh W" > wrote in message ... >I want to add up the values of various discontiguous cells in a worksheet > e.g. A2+A7+C4+D7+G3. What is the quickest way to do this? The autosum > function doesn't seem to work for this. Excel 2003. Thanks. 
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How do I sum up random cells
Rick, let me try to explain better. Say I want to add up the values of 40
different cells which are located all over the page (not in order neither vertically nor horizontally). How do I do that? If I were to follow your advice and type in the + sign and the cells it would take me for ages...Thanks. "Rick Rothstein (MVP  VB)" wrote: > If your question is as simple as it sounds, then just put an equal sign in > front of what you posted and place that in a cell... > > =A2+A7+C4+D7+G3 > > However, you use of the word "random" in the subject line seems to indicate > you might have a more complex question... do you? > > Rick > > > "Josh W" > wrote in message > ... > >I want to add up the values of various discontiguous cells in a worksheet > > e.g. A2+A7+C4+D7+G3. What is the quickest way to do this? The autosum > > function doesn't seem to work for this. Excel 2003. Thanks. > > 
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How do I sum up random cells
Select the random cells using CTrlClick, then look in the bottom right of
the statusbar, you will see a sum. If it is count, rightclick and select SUM.  HTH Bob (there's no email, no snail mail, but somewhere should be gmail in my addy) "Josh W" > wrote in message ... > Rick, let me try to explain better. Say I want to add up the values of 40 > different cells which are located all over the page (not in order neither > vertically nor horizontally). How do I do that? If I were to follow your > advice and type in the + sign and the cells it would take me for > ages...Thanks. > > "Rick Rothstein (MVP  VB)" wrote: > >> If your question is as simple as it sounds, then just put an equal sign >> in >> front of what you posted and place that in a cell... >> >> =A2+A7+C4+D7+G3 >> >> However, you use of the word "random" in the subject line seems to >> indicate >> you might have a more complex question... do you? >> >> Rick >> >> >> "Josh W" > wrote in message >> ... >> >I want to add up the values of various discontiguous cells in a >> >worksheet >> > e.g. A2+A7+C4+D7+G3. What is the quickest way to do this? The autosum >> > function doesn't seem to work for this. Excel 2003. Thanks. >> >> 
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How do I sum up random cells
Thanks Bob! Can I apply the sum in the status bar automatically or do I have
to insert the sum manually into the sheet. "Bob Phillips" wrote: > Select the random cells using CTrlClick, then look in the bottom right of > the statusbar, you will see a sum. If it is count, rightclick and select > SUM. > >  > HTH > > Bob > > (there's no email, no snail mail, but somewhere should be gmail in my addy) > > "Josh W" > wrote in message > ... > > Rick, let me try to explain better. Say I want to add up the values of 40 > > different cells which are located all over the page (not in order neither > > vertically nor horizontally). How do I do that? If I were to follow your > > advice and type in the + sign and the cells it would take me for > > ages...Thanks. > > > > "Rick Rothstein (MVP  VB)" wrote: > > > >> If your question is as simple as it sounds, then just put an equal sign > >> in > >> front of what you posted and place that in a cell... > >> > >> =A2+A7+C4+D7+G3 > >> > >> However, you use of the word "random" in the subject line seems to > >> indicate > >> you might have a more complex question... do you? > >> > >> Rick > >> > >> > >> "Josh W" > wrote in message > >> ... > >> >I want to add up the values of various discontiguous cells in a > >> >worksheet > >> > e.g. A2+A7+C4+D7+G3. What is the quickest way to do this? The autosum > >> > function doesn't seem to work for this. Excel 2003. Thanks. > >> > >> > > > 
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How do I sum up random cells
Unfortunately I don't think you can grab that info.
You could write a simple macro Range("A1").Value = Application.Sum(Selection) assign that to a button and click that when the selection is made.  HTH Bob (there's no email, no snail mail, but somewhere should be gmail in my addy) "Josh W" > wrote in message ... > Thanks Bob! Can I apply the sum in the status bar automatically or do I > have > to insert the sum manually into the sheet. > > "Bob Phillips" wrote: > >> Select the random cells using CTrlClick, then look in the bottom right >> of >> the statusbar, you will see a sum. If it is count, rightclick and select >> SUM. >> >>  >> HTH >> >> Bob >> >> (there's no email, no snail mail, but somewhere should be gmail in my >> addy) >> >> "Josh W" > wrote in message >> ... >> > Rick, let me try to explain better. Say I want to add up the values of >> > 40 >> > different cells which are located all over the page (not in order >> > neither >> > vertically nor horizontally). How do I do that? If I were to follow >> > your >> > advice and type in the + sign and the cells it would take me for >> > ages...Thanks. >> > >> > "Rick Rothstein (MVP  VB)" wrote: >> > >> >> If your question is as simple as it sounds, then just put an equal >> >> sign >> >> in >> >> front of what you posted and place that in a cell... >> >> >> >> =A2+A7+C4+D7+G3 >> >> >> >> However, you use of the word "random" in the subject line seems to >> >> indicate >> >> you might have a more complex question... do you? >> >> >> >> Rick >> >> >> >> >> >> "Josh W" > wrote in message >> >> ... >> >> >I want to add up the values of various discontiguous cells in a >> >> >worksheet >> >> > e.g. A2+A7+C4+D7+G3. What is the quickest way to do this? The >> >> > autosum >> >> > function doesn't seem to work for this. Excel 2003. Thanks. >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 
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How do I sum up random cells
Hi Josh,
Another way, type =SUM( in the cell where you want the total, Then click on your first cell and tap comma click on the second cell and tap comma etc. etc. You are limited to 30 numbers but any contiguous range in the selection will only count as 1 number. i.e =SUM(A4,C7,D713,F15) would only count as 4 numbers. Obviously it is still a bit awkward, but it is better than typing out the formula. HTH Martin "Josh W" > wrote in message ... > Thanks Bob! Can I apply the sum in the status bar automatically or do I > have > to insert the sum manually into the sheet. > > "Bob Phillips" wrote: > >> Select the random cells using CTrlClick, then look in the bottom right >> of >> the statusbar, you will see a sum. If it is count, rightclick and select >> SUM. >> >>  >> HTH >> >> Bob >> >> (there's no email, no snail mail, but somewhere should be gmail in my >> addy) >> >> "Josh W" > wrote in message >> ... >> > Rick, let me try to explain better. Say I want to add up the values of >> > 40 >> > different cells which are located all over the page (not in order >> > neither >> > vertically nor horizontally). How do I do that? If I were to follow >> > your >> > advice and type in the + sign and the cells it would take me for >> > ages...Thanks. >> > >> > "Rick Rothstein (MVP  VB)" wrote: >> > >> >> If your question is as simple as it sounds, then just put an equal >> >> sign >> >> in >> >> front of what you posted and place that in a cell... >> >> >> >> =A2+A7+C4+D7+G3 >> >> >> >> However, you use of the word "random" in the subject line seems to >> >> indicate >> >> you might have a more complex question... do you? >> >> >> >> Rick >> >> >> >> >> >> "Josh W" > wrote in message >> >> ... >> >> >I want to add up the values of various discontiguous cells in a >> >> >worksheet >> >> > e.g. A2+A7+C4+D7+G3. What is the quickest way to do this? The >> >> > autosum >> >> > function doesn't seem to work for this. Excel 2003. Thanks. >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 
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How do I sum up random cells
Hello,
You might want to sum from the smallest column and row index up to the highest (SUM(A2:G7)) if no other "unwanted" numbers appear in that area. Or you mark all wanted cells with a special number format (currency different from other numbers, for example) and you sum by that format condition, for example with a UDF such as: Function smf(r As Range) 'Sum my format: sums up all values in r which have 'the same format as calling cell (where this 'function is called from). Dim v With Application.Caller For Each v In r If v.NumberFormat = .NumberFormat Then smf = smf + v End If Next v End With End Function Or you mark them with a special background colour and sum by that (http://www.ozgrid.com/VBA/sumcountcellsbycolor.htm). If you cannot separate wanted numbers from unwanted ones ("include" (=specify) your wanted numbers or "exclude" unwanted ones) this will be difficult :) Regards, Bernd 
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How do I sum up random cells
Josh
Another approach would be to click on all the cells you want to sum and assign those discontiguous cells a name (insert names define) like "sumcells". Then your formula could be simple, =sum(sumcells). Implementation of this approach could possibly be simplified if the cells to be summed have a common feature that would allow you to select them all at once using goto special. For example if you are summing all the cells that contain formulas in a range and only those, you would highlight the range, use GoTo (F5) Special then formulas. The cells would all be selected, you then insert your range name. The simple formla =sum(sumcells) would work. Good luck. Ken Norfolk, Va On Apr 25, 4:25*am, Bernd P > wrote: > Hello, > > You might want to sum from the smallest column and row index up to the > highest (SUM(A2:G7)) if no other "unwanted" numbers appear in that > area. > > Or you mark all wanted cells with a special number format (currency > different from other numbers, for example) and you sum by that format > condition, for example with a UDF such as: > Function smf(r As Range) > 'Sum my format: sums up all values in r which have > 'the same format as calling cell (where this > 'function is called from). > Dim v > > With Application.Caller > For Each v In r > * * If v.NumberFormat = .NumberFormat Then > * * * * smf = smf + v > * * End If > Next v > End With > > End Function > > Or you mark them with a special background colour and sum by that > (http://www.ozgrid.com/VBA/sumcountcellsbycolor.htm). > > If you cannot separate wanted numbers from unwanted ones > ("include" (=specify) your wanted numbers or "exclude" unwanted ones) > this will be difficult :) > > Regards, > Bernd 
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How do I sum up random cells
I will have to work a little on those functions. The background colour tip is
a great one! Thanks "Bernd P" wrote: > Hello, > > You might want to sum from the smallest column and row index up to the > highest (SUM(A2:G7)) if no other "unwanted" numbers appear in that > area. > > Or you mark all wanted cells with a special number format (currency > different from other numbers, for example) and you sum by that format > condition, for example with a UDF such as: > Function smf(r As Range) > 'Sum my format: sums up all values in r which have > 'the same format as calling cell (where this > 'function is called from). > Dim v > > With Application.Caller > For Each v In r > If v.NumberFormat = .NumberFormat Then > smf = smf + v > End If > Next v > End With > > End Function > > Or you mark them with a special background colour and sum by that > (http://www.ozgrid.com/VBA/sumcountcellsbycolor.htm). > > If you cannot separate wanted numbers from unwanted ones > ("include" (=specify) your wanted numbers or "exclude" unwanted ones) > this will be difficult :) > > Regards, > Bernd > 
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