# Excel - SUM Function Problem - Expert Solution

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I need a formula which can sum up several cells and tell me its percentage from a total in another cell
Solved by S. Q. in 15 mins
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Excelchat Expert 13/08/2018 - 07:05
Hello
Excelchat Expert 13/08/2018 - 07:05
Welcome
User 13/08/2018 - 07:05
hi there!
Excelchat Expert 13/08/2018 - 07:05
Hi
User 13/08/2018 - 07:06
I have multiple cells vertically alligned, and I also have another one which shows me a total, I need to select a range from those cells and receive %
Excelchat Expert 13/08/2018 - 07:06
Would you be able to show me an example of what you need?
User 13/08/2018 - 07:11
I need a formula that gets me each percentage per platform
User 13/08/2018 - 07:12
thanks
Excelchat Expert 13/08/2018 - 07:12
For example, how much is desktop of total spent?
User 13/08/2018 - 07:12
exactly
Excelchat Expert 13/08/2018 - 07:12
Thank you, I need a few minutes.
Excelchat Expert 13/08/2018 - 07:14
This is the formula. =SUMIF(\$A\$2:\$A\$16,"Desktop",\$B\$2:\$B\$16)/\$H\$2
Excelchat Expert 13/08/2018 - 07:14
Here \$H\$2 is the overall total.
User 13/08/2018 - 07:15
what if my total is in another sheet
Excelchat Expert 13/08/2018 - 07:15
SUMIF(\$A\$2:\$A\$16,"Desktop",\$B\$2:\$B\$16) will give us the total for Desktop.
Excelchat Expert 13/08/2018 - 07:16
Let's assume total is in sheet2 cell A1, then you write sheet2!\$A\$1 in the place of \$H\$2
User 13/08/2018 - 07:16
great
Excelchat Expert 13/08/2018 - 07:16
Does that make sense?
Excelchat Expert 13/08/2018 - 07:16
User 13/08/2018 - 07:16
sure mate! cheers
Excelchat Expert 13/08/2018 - 07:17
Thanks, please consider rating me 5 star if you think I was helpful.
User 13/08/2018 - 07:17
can I test it offline? will I use this all if I click on END SESSION?
User 13/08/2018 - 07:17
sorry virgin
Excelchat Expert 13/08/2018 - 07:17
Sure, you can test it.
User 13/08/2018 - 07:17
lose / not use
User 13/08/2018 - 07:17
awesome
Excelchat Expert 13/08/2018 - 07:18
User 13/08/2018 - 07:19
superb
User 13/08/2018 - 07:19
closing now! that was a huge help!!!
Excelchat Expert 13/08/2018 - 07:19
Thanks for the appreciation. Have a great day!

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