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How to Insert Total Row in Excel

We can insert a total row in Excel by clicking the Design tab. With the Total row in our table, we can calculate several parameters automatically like average, maximum amount, minimum amount, etc. This tutorial will guide all levels of Excel users on how to use total rows in Excel.

Figure 1: How to Insert Total Row in Excel

Convert Data to Table

To add a total row in excel to a table, we must first convert the data in the data range to a table.

Figure 2: Data table


  • We will click on any part of the data range and click on Insert


Figure 3: Click Insert

  • We will click Table

Figure 4: Create table dialog box

  • We will click OK to create the table

Figure 5: Created table

Add Total Row in Excel

To add the total row to the table, we will click anywhere on the table and click the design tab.

Figure 6: Click on the design tab

  • We will check the Total Row box

Figure 7: Inserted Total Row

To automatically get the total for Column C and D, we will click on Cell E14. We will click on the small box at the bottom-left of the cell, left-click and drag to the left (that is to Cell D14 and Cell C14).

Figure 8: Inserted Total Row for Column C and D

If we click on any of the Cells of the total row, e.g., Cell C14, we will see a drop-down arrow. With this drop-down arrow, we can automatically calculate Sum, Standard deviation, Count, etc.

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