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For each row, I want to add the values in columns 3, 4 &5, and enter the result in column 6.
I also want to calculate a running total of the values in column 6 for each row and enter the result in column 7.

Solved by G. B. in 40 mins

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User
27/09/2018 - 01:06

I have excel that produces documents endin .xlsx

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:06

Hi Welcome to Excelchat

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:07

Can you please share that excel file? The recent version of excel have .xlsx as file extension

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:08

Are there are any column headers?

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:09

Formula for sum will be =SUM(C2:E2)

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:09

You can put the above formula in cell F2

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:10

Should

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:10

*Shouldn't it be 320?

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:14

Are you there?

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:14

Can you tell me why did you make it 0?

User
27/09/2018 - 01:14

I have put these formulae in but the answers are not 0

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:15

It is happening because of Pound sign

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:16

Can you paste that formula in your excel and let me know?

User
27/09/2018 - 01:16

I want to work in GBP

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:16

Sure

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:16

It will work with excel. Seems some issue with Google Sheets

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:17

In your local excel, once you enter the numbers go to Home > Select "Currency" from Number menu

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:18

If you can share your excel file that would be great

User
27/09/2018 - 01:18

I can make the formula =SUM(C2:E2) work but do I have to type this formula each time into the column called "bal"?

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:18

No

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:19

If you hover your curson around the blue box (at bottom right) you can drag from there till the area where you need the formula

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:19

*cursor

User
27/09/2018 - 01:20

How do i put this formula in each row when the digits starting "2" increase each row down the page?

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:21

Sorry I didnt get you

User
27/09/2018 - 01:22

have put the formula in box F2.

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:23

Yes

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:23

Now you can copy that cell

User
27/09/2018 - 01:23

How do i continue down the page without having to change the row number/

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:23

Then select the cells where you want the same formula to apply i.e. sum of C D and E

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:23

Paste the formula in those cells

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:23

The row numbers will change automatically

User
27/09/2018 - 01:24

OK The bigger problem is how to get a running total incolumn G

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:25

Yes, so for that basically you need the sum of 111 and 209. In the second row, right?

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:25

So for that you can use =E3+F2

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:25

and when you do the same copy paste, the row numbers will automatically change

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:26

You can try pasting the formula in row 4

User
27/09/2018 - 01:27

Yes but Do I have to type this in for lots of rows?

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:27

No No

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:27

You can copy paste or drag and drop

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:28

By drag and drop I mean dragging the bottom right corner of the formula cell till the row you want it to appear

User
27/09/2018 - 01:29

Do the row numbers change automatically?

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:29

Yes :)

User
27/09/2018 - 01:29

I will try .Thanks I may have to ask you again!

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:30

Row numbers are dynamic unless specifically made static by adding $ sign before them. For e.g. D$2

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:30

Sure

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:30

Feel free to do so

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:30

Have a good day

User
27/09/2018 - 01:31

That is the most useful thing to know that the $ keep the number the same. Thank you. good bye.

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:31

:)

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:31

Glad I was helpful

Excelchat Expert
27/09/2018 - 01:31

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