## How to quickly apply formula to an entire column or row in Excel?

Sometimes you may need to apply one same formula to an entire column or row in Excel, such as C1=A1*2, C2=A2*2, …, Cn=An*2. It will be quite tedious if you enter the formula in each cell one by one. There are some tricky ways to apply one same formula to an enter column or row quickly.

**Apply formula to an entire column or row with dragging Fill handle**

**Apply formula to an entire column or row with shortcut keyboards**

**Apply formula to an entire column or row with Fill command**

**Apply formula to an entire column or row with Kutools for Excel**

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Supposing you need to apply the formula of =(A1*3+8)/5 in the Column C, and see the following tutorials to apply same formula to entire Column C.

** Apply formula to an entire column or row with dragging Fill handle**

Dragging the Fill handle is the most common way to apply formula to an entire column or row in Excel.

- Firstly type the formula of =(A1*3+8)/5 in Cell C1;
- Then click the Cell C1, and drag the Fill Handle down to the bottom in Column C.

Then the formula of =(A1*3+8)/5 is applied in the whole Column C. If you need to apply it to the entire row, you can drag the Fill Handle to the far right.

** Apply formula to an entire column or row with shortcut keyboards**

Sometimes, the column you want to apply the formula may covers hundreds of rows, and dragging Fill handle may be not convenient. Actually you and use shortcut keyboards.

- Firstly, select the whole Column C.
- Enter the formula of =(A1*3+8)/5.
- Press the
**Ctrl**key and**Enter**key together.

If you want apply the formula to an entire row, you can select the entire row first.

** Apply formula to an entire column or row with Fill command**

Actually there is a **Fill **command on the Microsoft Excel' Ribbon to help you apply formula to an entire column or row quickly.

- Enter the formula of =(A1*3+8)/5 in Cell C.
- Select the Column C.
- Click the
**Home**>**Fill**>**Down**.

If you want to apply the formula to entire row, just select a row, and click **Fill** > **Right**.

**Apply formula to an entire column or row with Kutools for Excel**

All of three methods introduced above are to apply formulas to blank column or row. Sometime you may need to apply formula to an entire column or row with data. How to process? You can try the Kutools for Excel's **Operation Tools**.

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Step 1: Select the column or row that you will work with, in this case select the Column A.

Step 2: Click the **Kutools** > **More** > **Operation Tools**.

Step 3: In the **Operation Tools** dialog box, select the **Custom** in **Operation** list box, enter the **(?*3+8)/5** in the blank box in the **Addition** section.

Step 4: Click **OK** or **Apply**. Then the whole column are filled with the formula of =(?*3+8)/5, and the ? refers to the value in corresponding cell.

**Notes:** 1. If you check the **Create formulas** option, the results will be in the form of formulas for each cell.

2. If** Skip formula cells** option is checked, the operation will skip and automatically ignore the formula cells in the range.

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## Comments

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I have this formula for comparing text cells. But it works only for row 5 if i introduce values for above it shows me L4 value.

Can you help me with this?

=CONCATENATE(INDIRECT("D"&ROW())," ",INDIRECT("E"&ROW()))

I wanted the system to take the text from columns D and E in the current row and put them in the column with the formula. I was working with text. You may need to incorporate the SUM function if you want to combine numbers. Row() tells it to use the current row number. Good luck!