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Sum only visible cells or rows in a filtered list

We usually apply the SUM function to sum a list of values directly. However, if you want to sum only visible cells in a filtered list in Excel, using the SUM function will include the hidden rows into the calculation. This tutorial demonstrates a formula based on the SUBTOTAL function with a specified function number to help you get it done.

How to sum only visible cells or rows in a filtered list?

As shown in the screenshot below, there is a fruits sales table, and you want to sum only the visible cells in column C after filtering. You can apply the following formula to get the result.

Generic Formulas

=SUBTOTAL (function_num, ref1, [ref2],...)


Function_num (required): It is a number from 1 to 11 or from 101 to 111 that specifies which function to use for the subtotal;
Tips: the numbers 9 and 109 can be used to define the SUM function.
Ref1 (required): It is the first named range or reference for which you want to sum only the visible cells;
Ref2,... (optional): It is the named ranges or references (up to 254) for which you want to sum only the visible cells.

How to use this formula?

Select a cell, enter the formula below and press the Enter key to get the result.

=SUBTOTAL(9, C5:C13)

Or you can also apply the following formula:

=SUBTOTAL(109, C5:C13)


Difference between the function numbers 9 and 109:
9 includes manually-hidden rows into calculation, while 109 excludes them. For example, you have a list of data with manually-hidden rows (right-click > hide), to sum only the visible rows, you need to apply the SUBTOTAL function with the function number “109”.
=SUBTOTAL(109, C5:C13)

=SUBTOTAL(9, C5:C13)

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Excel SUBTOTAL function
The Excel SUBTOTAL function returns a subtotal in a list or database.

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