## How to sum a specified row or column in a named range in Excel?

It is easy to sum a certain row or column in a worksheet in Excel. However, do you know how to sum a specified row or column within a named range in Excel? This article will show you methods to achieve it.

Sum a specified row in a named range with formula
Sum a specified column in a named range with formula

#### Sum a specified row in a named range with formula

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Supposing you have specified the range B2:E5 as a named range “Score_range” as below screenshot shown. Please do as follows to sum the certain row (says the second row) in this named range.

1. Select a blank cell, enter formula = SUM(OFFSET(Score_range,1,0,1,COLUMNS(Score_range))) into the Formula Bar and then press the Enter key. See screenshot:

Notes:

1. In the formula, Score_range is the name of the named range you want to sum certain row inside.
2. The first number 1 represents the second row you will sum in the specified named range. If you want to sum the first row in the named range, please change this number to 0; and if you want to sum the third row, please change it to 2.

By now you have summed the second row in the named range “Score_range”.

#### Sum a specified column in a named range with formula

Just take the above screenshot as an example. Here I will show you the formula of summing the second column within this named range.

1. Select a blank cell and enter formula =SUM(INDEX(Score_range,,2)) into the Formula Bar and then press the Enter key to get the result. See screenshot:

Notes:

1. In the formula, Score_range is the name of the named range you want to sum certain column inside.
2. The number 2 represents the second column you will sum in the specified named range. If you want to sum the first row in the named range, please change this number to 1; and if you want to sum the third row, please change it to 3.

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