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How to exclude cells in a column from sum in Excel?

As the below screenshot shown, while summing values in column A, you need to exclude values in cell A3 and A4 from the calculation. This article will display method of excluding certain cells in a column from sum in Excel.

Exclude cells in a column from sum with formula

Exclude cells in a column from sum with formula

The following formulas will help you easily sum values in a range excluding certain cells in Excel. Please do as follows.

1. Select a blank cell for saving the summing result, then enter formula =SUM(A2:A7)-SUM(A3:A4) into the Formula Bar, and then press the Enter key. See screenshot:


1. In the formula, A2:A7 is the column range you need to sum. And A3:A4 is the continuous cells you will exclude from the summing.

2. If cells you need to exclude from the summing locating in discontinuous cells, for example, you need to exclude values in cell A3 and A6 while summing range A2:A7, please apply this formula: =SUM(A2:A7)-A3-A6. See screenshot:

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Why not SUBTOTAL(109, A2:A7) ?
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wrong result
not valid for challenge
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