# Excel - COLUMN Function Problem - Expert Solution

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percentage of a number that is one of the total od the column
Solved by C. U. in 20 mins
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Excelchat Expert 27/08/2018 - 07:00
Hi
Excelchat Expert 27/08/2018 - 07:00
Excelchat Expert 27/08/2018 - 07:00
You want to get the percentage based on the total of numbers in other column?
User 27/08/2018 - 07:01
yes
Excelchat Expert 27/08/2018 - 07:01
I can show with an example. However, if you have any further example, please paste in preview.
User 27/08/2018 - 07:01
i used to know how. It won't work for me now
Excelchat Expert 27/08/2018 - 07:02
I have entered the sample numbers in column A.
User 27/08/2018 - 07:02
ok
Excelchat Expert 27/08/2018 - 07:02
And i am calculating % in column B.
Excelchat Expert 27/08/2018 - 07:02
=A1/sum(A:A)
Excelchat Expert 27/08/2018 - 07:02
Using above formula and applied % formatting.
User 27/08/2018 - 07:05
A4/b1= is the formula I know. then copy it to all columns automatically changong the cell number
Excelchat Expert 27/08/2018 - 07:06
A4 / B1?
User 27/08/2018 - 07:06
6?8.33&
Excelchat Expert 27/08/2018 - 07:06
B1 is calculated % value based on the sum of column A numbers. It calculates the % of A1.
Excelchat Expert 27/08/2018 - 07:07
User 27/08/2018 - 07:07
6/8.33
Excelchat Expert 27/08/2018 - 07:07
Can you please let me know the your requirement? You want to calculate 6 / 8.33?
Excelchat Expert 27/08/2018 - 07:08
6 is a number in the series. and 8.33% is based on 1.
Excelchat Expert 27/08/2018 - 07:08
Ok. I see numbers in column D
Excelchat Expert 27/08/2018 - 07:09
=D1/D\$5
Excelchat Expert 27/08/2018 - 07:09
I have fixed D5. 5th Row.
Excelchat Expert 27/08/2018 - 07:10
And when i dragged downwards, the reference won't change.
Excelchat Expert 27/08/2018 - 07:10
E2=D2/D\$5
Excelchat Expert 27/08/2018 - 07:13
You want to calculate E1/31?
User 27/08/2018 - 07:13
I did it successfully on your spreadsheet but it won't work on mine
Excelchat Expert 27/08/2018 - 07:13
Excelchat Expert 27/08/2018 - 07:14
Not, why you are calculating G column after calculating % values in column E?
Excelchat Expert 27/08/2018 - 07:15
User 27/08/2018 - 07:17
Forget the whole thing
User 27/08/2018 - 07:17
thank you
Excelchat Expert 27/08/2018 - 07:18
What is the problem you are having? Hope, you understood the concept? However, if the problem is solve that is fine. Thank you. Visit Got It Pro.

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