## Google Spreadsheet: Sum of row n through last row

Question!

I want to create a TOTAL row at the top of my spreadsheet. In this row, each cell should be the SUM of the values in the column below the TOTAL row.

So for example, if the total row is Row 1, cell A1 should be the SUM of A2 through the last row in column A. The number of rows in the spreadsheet will grow over time, so I can't just say SUM(A2:A500) because eventually there will be row 501, 502, etc.

Thanks!!

Answers

One way you can do this in both Excel/Google Spreadsheets is to add a dummy column with a single value at the top (and all blanks for the remainder of the column).

You can then do a `SUMIF` to summarize all values except the one which is not "" - which should just be the cell A1 - put the following in B1, with whatever numbers below B1 you want and anything in A1.

``````=SUMIF(A:A,"",B:B)
``````
By : enderland

=(B3 C3 D3 E3 F3 G3 H3 I3 J3 K3 L3 M3) This worked for me. 3 being the row number When you Drag the box downward the formula transfers down and changes the row number automatically for each row.

After I put another heading several rows down adding the word SUM into the formula worked.
=SUM(B19 C19 D19 E19 F19 G19 H19 I19 J19 K19 L19 M19) Not sure if it was necessary. But just copy pasting the first formula I used into the lower segment made an error message.

This video can help you solving your question :)
By: admin