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How to AutoSum multiple rows/columns/worksheets in Excel?

Normally we can sum a column or a row easily with the SUM formula in Excel. Actually, we can apply the AutoSum formula to get the sum value quickly without entering the SUM formula into a cell. Here I will introduce the AutoSum formula in Excel.

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arrow blue right bubbleFind the AutoSum button/formula in Excel

We can easily find out the AutoSum button or formula in the Function Library group on the Formulas tab. See screen shot:


You can also find out the AutoSum button or formula in Editing group on the Home tab.

arrow blue right bubbleThe Hotkey/shortcut of AutoSum function in Excel

The hotkey or shortcut of AutoSum function are Alt + = keys in Excel.

Select a list of data in Excel, and then press the Alt + = keys simultaneously, and then it will add the sum value below this list.

arrow blue right bubbleAutoSum multiple rows/columns in Excel

Not only quickly get the sum value for a list of data in Excel, the AutoSum function can help us calculate the sum values of multiple rows and multiple columns at once.

AutoSum multiple columns

1. Select multiple columns you want to AutoSum as the left screen shot shown.

2. Apply the AutoSum function with pressing Alt + = keys simultaneously.

Note: You can also apply the AutoSum function by clicking Formula > AutoSum, or clicking Home > AutoSum.

Auto Sum multiple rows

1. Select multiple rows plus the blank column right to these rows as left screen shot shown.

2. Apply the AutoSum function with pressing the Alt + = keys simultaneously.

AutoSum multiple rows and Columns

1. Select the range you want to sum plus blank column right to this range and blank row below this range as left screen shot shown.

2. Apply the AutoSum function with pressing the Alt + = keys simultaneously.

arrow blue right bubbleAutoSum multiple worksheets in Excel

Supposing you have three series of numbers in the Range A1:B2 from Sheet 1 to Sheet 3 as following screen shots shown, and you want to calculate the sum of these series of numbers across worksheets, how could you solve it?

Actually, we can enter the formula =SUM(Sheet1:Sheet3!A1:B2) into a blank cell and press the Enter key. Then you will get the total sum of three series of numbers across worksheets in the cell at once.

Note: The formula =SUM(Sheet1:Sheet3!A1:B2) requires the worksheets (Sheet1, Sheet 2, and Sheet 3) must be adjacently listing in the Sheet Tab bar, and the series of numbers must be in the same range (A1:B2) of each worksheet.

arrow blue right bubbleAutoSum multiply in Excel

Let's say you have a purchase table as following screen shot shown, and now you want to calculate the total money with multiplying the Price column and Weight column and then automatically summing the multiplying results, you can get it done with the SUMPRODUCT function in Excel.

Select any blank cell, enter the formula =SUMPRODUCT(B2:B15,C2:C15) into it, and press the Enter key.

Note: In the formula of =SUMPRODUCT(B2:B15,C2:C15), B2:B15 is the Price column, C2:C15 is the Weight column, and you can change them based on your needs.

arrow blue right bubbleBatch AutoSum multiple rows based on criteria in one column

Sometimes, you may need to automatically sum multiple rows based on criteria in one column, you can try the Advanced Combine Rows utility of Kutools for Excel to settle this task at ease.

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1. Select the range where you want to batch AutoSum multiple rows based on criteria, and click Kutools > Content > Advanced Combine Rows.

2. In the opening Advanced Combine Rows dialog box, please select the criteria column and click the Primary Key, select the column you will auto sum and click the Calculate > Sum, and click the Ok button. See screenshot above.

And now all rows in the selected range are automatically summed based on the criteria in the specified column. See screenshot:

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