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I need a formula to do a running total in a column of my excel spreadsheet

Solved by C. H. in 24 mins

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Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 08:56

Hello, welcome to got it pro.

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 08:56

We are delighted to have you here with us.

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 08:56

I believe you want help with a running total, right?

User
05/09/2018 - 08:56

yes

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 08:57

Please tell me details along with the data.

User
05/09/2018 - 08:58

I want to get a running total of positive and negative amounts on a spreadsheet

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 08:58

That's great. But to clearly understand the problem, I need to see what you meant by " positive and negative amounts", can you show me your file?

User
05/09/2018 - 09:00

Can I type an example in the blanks XLSX

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 09:01

Sure, that would be great.

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 09:01

Please go ahead.

User
05/09/2018 - 09:03

I have typed in particulars

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 09:03

Okay, now please describe what you need.

User
05/09/2018 - 09:04

To have a running total in colum D of entries in C

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 09:04

You said something about negative and positive amount.

User
05/09/2018 - 09:05

Yes I need monies in to be deducted

User
05/09/2018 - 09:06

~Please see amended spreadsheet. Thank you

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 09:08

Which one is negative and which one is positive again?

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 09:08

I need to know just to make sure I got the clear idea.

User
05/09/2018 - 09:09

The rent is the one that has to be deducted from the running total

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 09:09

So everything that goes to In column is negative, right?

User
05/09/2018 - 09:11

The money out is negative because I have not yet got that money. The rent will be positive

User
05/09/2018 - 09:11

So the 1052.30 is negative then the rent is added but number will still be negative

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 09:12

Sorry, In order to write a formula I need to know every details. I know you think it should be straight forward for an excel expert, but we solve different kind of problems and each problem is different for each individuals.

User
05/09/2018 - 09:13

What you have done is correct

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 09:13

SO, what I need you to is, manually filling in column E with running total, then I will write the formula accordingly in column F>

User
05/09/2018 - 09:16

have done that hank you

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 09:17

The first cell formula in F2 is =D2-C2

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 09:17

From F3 use this formula =F2+D3-C3 and drag it down for running total.

User
05/09/2018 - 09:18

Many thanks

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