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How to quickly sum up data of each column in Excel?

Suppose you have a worksheet with a large data and you need to sum up all the data of each column, could you quickly solve it? If you sum up the columns one by one manually, it must be time-consuming when there are hundreds of columns needed to be summed up. Here this tutorial is talking about the quick tricks which can help you quickly and conveniently sum up data of each column in Excel.

Sum a column by formula

Sum a column by AutoSum

Sum a column on Status bar

Quickly sum or count data of each column with Paging Subtotals good idea3

Sum each column by inserting a Total row


Count by Color (count/sum/average cells based on color.)

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Sum a column by formula


1. Select a cell which is at the bottom of all the data needed summed up, and type =SUM(A2:A27) (A2:A27 is the data range you need to sum up). See screenshot:

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2. Then press Enter key, and select A28 (the formula cell) and drag the fill handle over the cells needing this formula. See screenshot:

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Sum a column by AutoSum

In Excel, you also can use AutoSum to quickly sum up each column.

1. Select cells which needed to put the summing results. See screenshot:

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2. Then click Home > AutoSum. See screenshot:

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Then you can see all the data in each column has been summed up.

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Sum a column on Status bar

If you just want to view the summing result of each column, you can select the column data then view the sum up result on the Status bar. See screenshot:

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Quickly sum or count data of each column with Paging Subtotals

In addition to above methods in Excel, you can use the third party tool – Kutools for Excel’s Paging Subtotals feature to quickly do a same or different calculations in data of each column.

Kutools for Excel, with more than 120 handy Excel functions, enhance your working efficiency and save your working time.

Free install Kutools for Excel and begin to sum data of each column.

1. Click Enterprise > Paging Subtotal. See screenshot:

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2. The in the Paging Subtotals dialog, all the columns in active worksheet are listing, and in default, all the columns are checked and you can only check the columns you need to sum. See screenshot:

Tip: In default, it does Sum calculation to each column, you can select other calculation from the drop down list in Function part.

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3. Click Ok. Now all the data of each column has been summed up.

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Sum each column by inserting a Total row

Also, you can insert a Total below all the data range, but first you need to insert a table.

1. Select the data range then click Insert > Table, then in the Create Table dialog, check My table has headers if there are headers in the selected range, then click OK. See screenshot:

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2. Now check Total Row under Design tab, then you can see a Total row is inserted below all data. See screenshots:

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3. Click at the first cell of the Total row and select Sum from the drop down list, and then drag the fill handle over other cells. See screenshots:

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