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I have a large spreadsheet and I need to sum groups of numbers in one column in the empty cell right below the numbers. There are thousands of instances with a spreadsheet that has over 200K rows

Solved by B. H. in 43 mins

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Excelchat Expert
06/07/2018 - 04:20

Hello, I understand that you need to sum all the all your numbers at the bottom of the list, right?

User
06/07/2018 - 04:21

There are several subsets of numbers in one column. I need a total at the bottom of each subset of numbers.

Excelchat Expert
06/07/2018 - 04:22

I see. Can you give me an example of how your data looks like using the document to the right?

Excelchat Expert
06/07/2018 - 04:22

Do you want the sum where you wrote the word sum?

User
06/07/2018 - 04:22

yes

Excelchat Expert
06/07/2018 - 04:23

So there's an empty space on top of it?

User
06/07/2018 - 04:23

where I have the word 'sum' is an empty cell

Excelchat Expert
06/07/2018 - 04:24

How about the cell above it? If the cell with SUM is supposed to be empty, does that mean that the cell above it is empty as well, meaning 2 empty cells?

User
06/07/2018 - 04:24

yes. that is correct

Excelchat Expert
06/07/2018 - 04:24

Okay, this one is a bit tricky and it may need VBA/Macro to solve but let me try something first.

Excelchat Expert
06/07/2018 - 04:24

Before we proceed, this is a reminder that our policy is 1 question per session so for this session we'll be resolving this particular question. We also currently do not support VBA/Macro solutions.

Excelchat Expert
06/07/2018 - 04:25

The number of cells per group varies, right?

User
06/07/2018 - 04:26

yes. that is correct

Excelchat Expert
06/07/2018 - 04:29

Is there a way to remove the extra empty cell?

Excelchat Expert
06/07/2018 - 04:30

I'm asking because that's what makes this impossible with formulas alone.

Excelchat Expert
06/07/2018 - 04:31

Are you still with me?

Excelchat Expert
06/07/2018 - 04:34

Are you still there?

Excelchat Expert
06/07/2018 - 04:34

I have a solution on how to do this but it will compose of multiple steps and it would be best if you can reply to me so I can start the explanation.

User
06/07/2018 - 04:35

ok

Excelchat Expert
06/07/2018 - 04:35

Let me write the steps.

Excelchat Expert
06/07/2018 - 04:36

Please extend the session once prompted.

Excelchat Expert
06/07/2018 - 04:36

If the extra empty cell can't be removed then there'll be plenty of extra steps so please follow the steps carefully.

Excelchat Expert
06/07/2018 - 04:38

Is column F the column where your numbers are originally placed?

Excelchat Expert
06/07/2018 - 04:38

I'm only asking so I can reference the column properly in the instructions.

User
06/07/2018 - 04:38

yes

Excelchat Expert
06/07/2018 - 04:38

Does your numbers start in row 1 or do you have a header?

User
06/07/2018 - 04:39

header

Excelchat Expert
06/07/2018 - 04:39

Do you know how to filter a column?

User
06/07/2018 - 04:39

no

Excelchat Expert
06/07/2018 - 04:39

Okay, I'm going to walk you through this then. This will involve quite a few steps so please bear with me.

Excelchat Expert
06/07/2018 - 04:39

Do you have anything in column G?

User
06/07/2018 - 04:40

yes

Excelchat Expert
06/07/2018 - 04:40

What is the column that is not used?

Excelchat Expert
06/07/2018 - 04:40

I meant, which is the first unused column after F?

User
06/07/2018 - 04:40

i

Excelchat Expert
06/07/2018 - 04:42

Place this formula in I1

Excelchat Expert
06/07/2018 - 04:42

=IF(AND(F1="",F2=""),"FILL","")

Excelchat Expert
06/07/2018 - 04:42

Let me know once you've done it.

Excelchat Expert
06/07/2018 - 04:43

Hello, we have a very limited amount of time to do this. I'd really appreciate it if we act now or we might not be able to solve this in time.

User
06/07/2018 - 04:44

unfortunately have to go now . thank you

Excelchat Expert
06/07/2018 - 04:44

Okay, let me at least teach you how to do it.

Excelchat Expert
06/07/2018 - 04:44

Then you can try it once you have the time.

Excelchat Expert
06/07/2018 - 04:54

The steps to accomplish what you need to do is in cell A1 of the document preview.

Excelchat Expert
06/07/2018 - 04:54

If you can find a way to remove the extra empty cell in your data then the steps in B1 would suffice.

Excelchat Expert
06/07/2018 - 04:56

Hi, I have not received a reply from you for quite some time. I'm afraid the session will end automatically soon. I sincerely hope we were able to address your concern.

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