Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Excel: How do I subtotal and total subtotals

Excel: How do I subtotal and total subtotals

Excel: How do I subtotal and total subtotals

I am a novice using Excel. I made a spreadsheet that lists databases with usage and server information. I'd like to be able to subtotal columns and then total the subtotals. I tried using on-line help, but I either couldn't find the help i needed.

Thank you.

Gary (akbryer)

Good deeds do not go unrewarded!

RE: Excel: How do I subtotal and total subtotals

If you want to add ALL the cells in a column or row (works either way), click in the next row (or column) and then click on the Sum button on the tool bar. Excel will insert the formula; hit the enter key to accept. Alternately, you can highlight the columns and hit the Sum button, then hit enter to accept.

If you don't want to add all of them but only certain columns, you have to write a formula to add each cell, such as =Sum(a1+a3+a4+a8). Or you can give a cell or cell range a name (see name in help) if that's handier.

RE: Excel: How do I subtotal and total subtotals

First, add column names on the top row that describe your fields (if don't have ones). Place cursor somewhere on the list or select the whole list area. Sort data according to your group criteria (Data/Sort) and use then Data/Subtotals. Select then the name of group column and function (Sum) and columns where subtotals and grand totals should be placed.

Keep fresh a copy of the list somewhere cause you can really mess up badly with Excel's subtotals.

Good luck,

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close