How to keep running total in one or a single cell in Excel?

This article will show you a method to keep running total in one or a single cell in Excel. For example, cell A1 holds a number 10 currently, when entering another number such as 5, the result value of A1 will be 15 (10+5). You can do as follows to easily get it done.

Keep running total in one or a single cell with VBA code

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Keep running total in one or a single cell with VBA code


The below VBA code can help you to keep running total in a cell. Please do as follows step by step.

1. Open the worksheet contains the cell you will keep running total in it. Right click the sheet tab and select View Code from the context menu.

2. In the opening Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, copy and paste below VBA code into the Code window. See screenshot:

VBA code: Keep running total in one or a single cell

Dim mRangeNumericValue As Double
'Updated by ExtendOffice 20180814

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
On Error GoTo EndF
Application.EnableEvents = False

If Target.Count = 1 Then
    If (Len(Target.Range("A1").Value) > 0) And IsNumeric(Target.Range("A1").Value) Then
        If Target.Range("A1").Value = 0 Then mRangeNumericValue = 0
       Target.Range("A1").Value = 1 * Target.Range("A1").Value + mRangeNumericValue
    End If
End If

EndF:
  Application.EnableEvents = True
mRangeNumericValue = 0
End Sub

Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)
On Error GoTo err0
If Target.Count = 1 Then
    If (Len(Target.Range("A1").Value) > 0) And IsNumeric(Target.Range("A1").Value) Then
       mRangeNumericValue = Target.Range("A1").Value
   End If
End If
err0:
End Sub

Note: In the code, A1 is the cell you will keep running total inside. Please specify a cell as you need.

3. Press the Alt + Q keys to close the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

From now on, when typing numbers into cell A1, the total will keep running inside as below screenshot shown.


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    davy · 5 months ago
    hanks for this, Question: How do you change the address from A1 to another cell?

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      John · 5 months ago
      Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
      On Error GoTo EndF
      Application.EnableEvents = False

      **insert the line below and choose the range(s) you would like to change.... every other value stays as "A1"**


      If Not Application.Intersect(Target, Range("C:C")) Is Nothing Then


      If Target.Count = 1 Then
      If (Len(Target.Range("A1").Value) > 0) And IsNumeric(Target.Range("A1").Value) Then
      If Target.Range("A1").Value = 0 Then mRangeNumericValue = 0
      Target.Range("A1").Value = 1 * Target.Range("A1").Value + mRangeNumericValue
      End If
      End If
      End If

      EndF:
      Application.EnableEvents = True
      mRangeNumericValue = 0
      End Sub
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        Artie · 4 months ago
        How do I apply this to a column or multiple cells?