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How do I sum up random cells
Hello Spiky,
What if there are #N/A values in your cell range? Any way to prevent the SUM() function from skipping those? Thanks, Joe "Spiky" wrote: > On Apr 25, 4:43 am, "MartinW" > wrote: > > 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. > > > > > > > >> 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 > > > > > You can combine these 2 suggestions I quoted for a bit faster usage. > Type =SUM( or just hit Autosum button, then CTRLClick all the random > cells that you want. > 
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How do I sum up random cells
Hi Gord,
What if there are some cells with the value of #N/A? What could be done so the Sum function skips those and continues to sum the remaining cells in the selection? Thanks, Joe "Gord Dibben" wrote: > Martin > > Info only............................ > > To SUM more than 30 cells use double parens. > > =SUM((A1,A3,A5,.........A123)) > > Don't know what the limit is..........too lazy to check but if you run it out > let us know if you find a limit<g> > > > Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP > > > On Fri, 25 Apr 2008 19:43:35 +1000, "MartinW" > wrote: > > >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
Hi Lori,
What if one of the cells in the selection has a value of #N/A? Is there any way that the Sum function can disregard those and still provide a total of the good cells in the selection? Thanks, Joe "Lori" wrote: > Martin  the brackets just mean it is a multiple selection. Use the INDEX > function to pick out a particular range e.g. =INDEX((A1,B2,C3),,,2). > > Multiple ranges can be used inside most summary functions as well as a few > others. The number of areas allowed in functions appears to be 32768 before > running out of memory  although the maximum number of areas you can select > on a sheet is limited to 8192. So in practice the formula length limit will > easily come first. > 
#24




How do I sum up random cells
=sumif(range,">=0",sum_range)+sumif(range,"<=0",su m_range)
 Regards, Ashish Mathur Microsoft Excel MVP www.ashishmathur.com "JAG" > wrote in message ... > Hi Lori, > What if one of the cells in the selection has a value of #N/A? Is there > any > way that the Sum function can disregard those and still provide a total of > the good cells in the selection? > Thanks, > Joe > > "Lori" wrote: > >> Martin  the brackets just mean it is a multiple selection. Use the INDEX >> function to pick out a particular range e.g. =INDEX((A1,B2,C3),,,2). >> >> Multiple ranges can be used inside most summary functions as well as a >> few >> others. The number of areas allowed in functions appears to be 32768 >> before >> running out of memory  although the maximum number of areas you can >> select >> on a sheet is limited to 8192. So in practice the formula length limit >> will >> easily come first. >> 
#25




How do I sum up random cells
On Friday, April 25, 2008 at 1:11:01 AM UTC6, Josh W wrote:
> 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. Hello does anyone who how to get the sum of a random cells.. example i am working on a project of comparing prices but i dont want to compare all the prices of all the products just the ones i need at that time. 
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