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How to sum entire column except header/first row in Excel?

There is a long list of values in your worksheet, and sometimes you will add or delete some values in this list, how could you automatically sum up the total of them in the first cell? Now, you need to sum entire column except the header or first row in Excel.

Sum entire column except header with formula in Excel

Sum entire column except header use Function in Excel


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In Excel, using a formula will be a good and easy choice for most Excel users.

In Excel 2007/2010/2013, type this formula =SUM(A2:A1048576) (A is the column you want to sum) into the first cell of your list, then press Enter button on the keyboard. You can see the total of the list is summed up in the first cell and changes automatically as the list changes.

Tip: In Excel 2003, you can use this formula =SUM(A2:A655366).


arrow blue right bubble Sum entire column except header use Function in Excel

Using a Function also can sum the entire column except headers in Excel.

1. Select a cell of the column you want to select and press Alt + F11 to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the pop-up window, click Insert > Module, then paste the following VBA code into the module.

VBA: Extract number only

Public Function SumColumn(pRng As Range) As Double
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Dim xColIndex As Integer
Dim xRowIndex As Integer
Dim ws As Worksheet
Set pRng = pRng.Columns(1)
Set ws = pRng.Parent
xIndex = pRng.Column
xRowIndex = ws.Cells(Rows.Count, xIndex).End(xlUp).Row
Set pRng = ws.Range(ws.Cells(2, xIndex), ws.Cells(xRowIndex, xIndex))
SumColumn = Application.WorksheetFunction.Sum(pRng)
End Function

3. Save the code and close the window, then type this formula =SumColumn(A1) (A1 is the first cell in the list column) into the first cell of list column, press Enter button, then the list except the header is summed up.

Tip: If you change the values in the list, you need to refresh the total of the list column with double clicking the formula cell (in our case it is Cell A1) and pressing the Enter key.


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    Michael Avidan · 1 years ago
    One shouldn't bother with distinguishingbetween the various versions of Excel.
    The ultimate formulas for the above task are:
    =SUM(A2:INDEX(A:A,ROWS(A:A)))
    OR:
    =SUM(OFFSET(A2,,,ROWS(A:A)-1))

    PS: there are a few more but they need the Iterative Calculation to be enabled.
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    Michael (Micky) Avidan
    “Microsoft® Answers" - Wiki author & Forums Moderator
    “Microsoft®” Excel MVP – Excel (2009-2018)
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      Shahed · 1 years ago
      Very good solution. Fantastic. Thanks to you ...♥♥♥♥