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Formula for five columns on a spreadsheetHelpful Member!(2) 

keepingbusy (Programmer) (OP)
28 Feb 12 14:11

Hi Guys

I am fairly good at the basics using Excel 2007 but not a clue with what I'm trying to achieve.

I want to create a spreadsheet with 6 columns:

Date (that's easy!)

I understand how to format the columns (e.g. date / numeric etc)

Straight forward addition and subtraction formulas are ok but here is the scenario.

Someone will type in an amount for "In CASH" and an amount for "Out CHEQUE" for example. I then need the TOTAL column to do the necessary. So regardless of whether one or all columns are used I just need the total to show in the TOTAL column.

I hope that makes sense guys and some guidance would be appreciated.

Thank you
mscallisto (TechnicalUser)
28 Feb 12 14:23
Have you explored "Pivot Tables"?

Helpful Member!  SkipVought (Programmer)
28 Feb 12 14:36


Excel 2007+ has a really neat new feature, called Structured Tables.  

If you look up Structured Tables in Excel HELP, a new vista will be opened to you.

Your Calculated Total column will AUTOMATICALLY propagate to the next row as new rows of data are entered, along with any other formula in your table.

I use Structured Tables regularly and with alacrity and I earnestly recommend this feature to you.


glassesJust traded in my old subtlety...
for a NUANCE!tongue

Helpful Member!  BobJacksonNCI (TechnicalUser)
28 Feb 12 14:37
There must be more to your question than shown ...

If not, assuming the columns look like

        A           B             C               D            E                F
1 02/28/12   10.00       15.00        5.00        8.00            12.00

then the formula under F would be:


what am I missing?

Bob   morning

mscallisto (TechnicalUser)
28 Feb 12 14:43
Well Skip, I'll give you a star for the elucidative post PLUS the use of "alacrity"!!!

keepingbusy (Programmer) (OP)
28 Feb 12 14:52

Well Bob, that's madness!!

That's exactly what I was trying to achieve. Am I missing something here? Was it really that simple?

HUGE star for you and thanks to the rest of you for posting so quick.

SkipVought (Programmer)
28 Feb 12 14:53

Thanks, sam U R. Hmmmmmm. Kinda falls flat!  winky smile


glassesJust traded in my old subtlety...
for a NUANCE!tongue

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