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Sum or calculate all rows above in every column in Excel

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2019-10-29

If there are a large number of values in a range, how can you sum values in all rows above in every column as below screenshot show? You may want to choose the formula =SUM(range), but here I will provide some easier tricks.
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Calculate all rows above by the OFFSET function

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Calculate all rows above by the OFFSET function

There is a formula that can automatically sum all rows above the sum cell without choose the range.

Type this formula


In the cell that you want to sum all rows above, press Enter key.

B1 is the first cell of the column you want to sum up the rows.

Then you can drag the fill handle over the cells that need this formula.

Note: you can change SUM to other calculation as you need, for instance, average all rows above, use the formula


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Calculate all rows above by Kutools for Excel

Here is a function in Kutools for Excel, Paging Subtotals, which will apply the same calculation to all rows above in every column.

Kutools for Excel, with more than 300 handy functions, makes your jobs more easier. 

After free installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:

1. Click Kutools Plus > Paging Subtotals.
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2. In the Paging Subtotals dialog, check the columns and functions you want to use, in default, all used columns have been checked. Click Ok.
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Now the results are shown as below.
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