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How to sum top n values in Excel table without using any formulas?

Author: Zhoumandy Last Modified: 2022-08-29

It is common for us to use formulas to sum the largest n values in an Excel table. But what if we feel tired of remembering the formulas and want an easier method? Please don’t worry. In this tutorial, we will show you a simple way to sum top n values in an Excel table, with no need to use any formulas.
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Sum top n values in Excel table without using any formulas

In the Excel table below, there is a list of numbers that represent the company's sales for each month of the year. To sum the top 3 values in the Excel table without formulas, please do as follows.

1. Select the Excel table you want to sum the largest 3 values.

2. Go to the Table Design tab, and check the Total Row option in the Table Style Options group to enable the feature.
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3. The total sum of the values are returned below the Excel table.
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4. Click on the filter icon in the header of column B, which contains the numeric values. Then click Number Filters > Top 10 in the menu list.
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5. The Top 10 AutoFilter dialog box pops up. Specify the number of top items to display. Here I change the default number 10 to 3.
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6. Click the OK button. The top 3 values are displayed and the sum is automatically calculated in the Excel table.
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