# Calculating Running Total?

Jul 3, 2014
I want to calculate a running total (so add a new value to its original value). For example, cell A1 is the one I will be changing daily, and cell B2 is the one that I want a running total in. So if I start with A1 being 5, B2 should be 5. If the next day I type in 3 into A1, B2 should now read 8. However I want to do this for a column length, not just cells A1 & B1. So column B would be the running total of the column A values. If A2 is 3 one day and the next it is 6, B2 should on the second day read 9. And on and on down the columns.

I tried doing this without VBA using iterations, but that didn't work. Every time I did that it would add values going down, which was weird cuz none of the cells referenced the cell above it. I didn't know if they would work since I have multiple sheets in this file. (I'm only calculating the running total in one sheet, the others aren't doing anything special.) I need all the sheets in my file and I didn't know if VBA modules are sheet specific/ if you need to be sheet specific when coding.

Another question I have (since I know nothing about VBA) is how do modules work? Do you need to turn them on in the Excel spreadsheet itself? Or when you save it does it just automatically apply itself to the file its attached to?

On another note, how to do this WITHOUT VBA, that would be like 100x more fantastic.

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Jun 7, 2014

I have sales numbers which is in the form of a running total dollar amount and I would like to keep track of the average increase in dollars.

So basiclly if the Jan total is $100 in column a, the Feb total is $150 in column b, and the March total is $200 in column c. I would like a formula that will tell me that the average increase in dollars is $50.

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Jun 13, 2014

I am trying to create a very basic workbook that has 2 worksheets. one is a daily input for tonnes, that then just gets cut and pasted to a different program, and the other worksheet is the running total. i.e., it adds up every time you update it.

been trying to figure out a macro so when you press the update button it then just updates the monthly total.

Colac Production.xls

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Oct 10, 2009

In an excel work shift schedule, I am trying to total the total number of days someone is scheduled for different shifts. I can get a total for the current schedule but I want to be able to have a year to date total as each new schedule is added in. These totals are in the AF through BC columns in the xray shift totals in the attached worksheet.

I don't know if it is possible or not and am working on a pre-existing worksheet.

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Mar 28, 2014

On the attached worksheet i have blocks of data in col C in chronological order,i wish to count the number of times related data in col AG is between 1 & 3 incl (highlighted in blue) ,the result to be expressed as a % in col V,eg block A =5,col AG has 2 event between 1 & 3,so col V = 40%.I have inserted empty rows between the data for clarity,there are no empty rows in the data.

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Aug 24, 2014

In cell A1 i have a total amount, lets say it's 20, in B1 i have a value of 5, in C1 i have 10.

Looking to see if it's possible to take the 5 from cell B1 to make A1 = 15, then 10 from cell C1 to make it 5 in A1 whilst reducing both columns B and C to zero If B1 or C1 are greater than the value in A1, A1 displays that amount that would be left

only thing i can think of is a hidden column to calculate whilst incorporating an if statement into B & C?

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Sep 14, 2009

I've attached a sample workbook. I'm trying to have a running total on column F once column G is completed with a ship date. The formula I have right now is =IF(G2:G55<0,SUM(F2:F22),0). but it's coming up w/zero.

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Mar 5, 2014

I am creating an employee database. Any simple method for recording then calculating a total of occurrences when someone is tardy. I thought of using an OptionButton but I don't know how it could be applied and stored in my database. This is the code for the form as it exists now:

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Sep 6, 2005

This works for me when my list of values begin in Cell A1.

Put this formula in Cell B1 and copy down:

=SUMPRODUCT(SUM(INDIRECT("$A$"&MAX(--($A$1:A1=0)*ROW($A$1:A1),1)&":"&CELL("address",A1))))

"Midnight404" wrote:

> I want to keep a running total of one column but if it

> encounters a zero in the column then I want the zero to reset the total to

> zero and continue from that point.

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Feb 13, 2008

The following code works great in selecting individual cells and forming a text string with them. What I need to do is to change this slightly andi instead of just reading the cell, have the preceding value added to the current value "(Cells (e,i)" and that new runnng total value is added to the "temp" string.

The concept is 12 cells represent Jan - Dec (numbered 1-12)

I'm trying to perform a running total; where Feb(2) = (Jan(1) + Feb(2)) and Mar(3) = Feb(2) + Mar(3).....

I tried setting x to do the running total and then passing it to "temp" but I kept getting mismatch errors, or buffer overflow errors, or out of memory errors.

Is there someone who can provide some assistance with the proper way to do this? ....

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Feb 22, 2008

After about 3 hours of online research, and maybe an hour or so of experimenting with the IF command, my mind is blown and I, essentially, have given up!

I have a spreasheet with each column representing a month, then four more colums to represent quarterly values, and one other for a summary of the entire year.

I don't want a cumulative running total. For example, if I enter a value for January, that value should appear in the 1st quarter column, and yearly summary colum.

Now, if I enter in a February value, the 1st quarter column should display the February value. I need the 1st quarter column to "update" for each of the three months within the quarter. Likewise for the yearly column except, obviously, I need it to update for each of the 12 months.

I started toying with the IF function, with limited success, but there MUST be an easier way?

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Apr 22, 2009

i am setting up a material iventory using excel 2007 i require a worksheet to contain a column for stock in (+) and stock out (-) and a running total column, but i am struggling to create a formula for this. my column's would be (J) for stock In (k) for stock out and (L) as Running total

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May 1, 2009

I want to keep a running total of hours.

I know what to do when I add them- if the number is positive then a payment is due, if its 0 then the employer is "Up to Date" But what if they pay me more than they owe? I owe them hours, how can I have excel know that there is a surplus and to deduct the future hours worked from the surplus until i've paid it off?

I have my problem in an excel spreadsheet but I don't know how to upload so you can download it for reference.

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Jul 21, 2006

I know this may have been answered before but I didn't really understand those answers and my scenario is slightly different. I have a UserForm that I am asking people to enter data into. One part of the UserForm asks for a percentage spread across an age range. For example for the age ranges 16-20, 21-25, 26-30 (etc) whats the percentage of smokers. This will obviously then add up to 100% which I want to put in a ' total' box at the end of the line of input boxes. I want this box to be updated whenever someone enters a percentage into the boxs but I can't seem to work out how to do it. That's basically what I'm asking help for on. Its easy enough when doing it on the spreadsheets themselves with the SUM function but how can I do it on a UserForm. Does it need some complex VB coding?

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Oct 18, 2006

Basically, I'm trying to have a cell (eg.A1) where i can input a dollar value and when enter is pressed, on another cell (eg.A2) the dollar value gets added, then the original cell (A1) is cleared for the next input.

Then when I put the next input (A1) I want it to add on to this running dollar total (A2) and yet again A1 is cleared for the next input.

In addition to this I require an additional cell (eg.A3) that when each time a value is added in A1 it counts the times this is done.

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Feb 4, 2014

I am trying to model emergence timing of eggs based on cumulative temperature units. When the eggs (Column L) deposited on a given date have accumulated 1600 tu's (a running total of Column N) I wish to return the original number (Column L) to a column (Column Q) in Excel. I have also tried returning the date at which cumulative tu's reach 1600 with dget. Unfortunately, I can't figure out how to use Dget or some other function to deal with the relative sums for each value and step through to the next value when the first is returned.

I can get the first number by entering the following formula into Column Q, =IF(SUM(N$9:N18)>1600,M$9,0) but I don't know how to increment it once the first value is returned.

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Jan 17, 2013

I am working on a spreadsheet to track hours worked. It is an 8 hr day. I want there to be a running total, but when less than 8 hrs are worked and the total goes below 8 hrs per day (as in when you have no "banked time" it will not display negative or owned time. Also, it doesn't seem to want to skip over the weekends for me.

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Jan 15, 2012

I'm trying to create a spreadsheet that uses one cell to enter a dollar amount and stores the amount entered in another cell. But I would like the input cell be zero after each entry, and the cell storing the amounts to keep a running total.

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Apr 10, 2014

I am creating a spreadsheet for inventory use. I want to have a running total in (1) cell based upon a new/different number being entered into a different cell.

Column B, Row 1 (This will be a new/different number entered every day - inventory in or out, so positive or negative number)

Column D, Row 1 (This will be a running total based on numbers inserted in previous 2 columns)

Basically what I have is a key inventory. So there is column A with key number, B should be keys IN, C should be keys OUT, or ideally B would be IN and OUT meaning, for inventory IN input a positive number and for inventory OUT input a negative number, and D Should be total.

Column E represents number of keys currently in the inventory. I was going to hide the current inventory column so all you see is IN/OUT and total. So what I need is to be able to just come in and type in a number in the IN and/or OUT column, without having to add/subtract it with the number already in that column.

Bottom line, I'd like to be able to use IN and/or OUT columns to just type in numbers as they come and not have to worry about what's already in those columns and get correct total number.

Ok here it is. Attached worksheet shows

Column A - Key Numbers...No data value

Column B - Inventory IN

Column C - Inventory OUT

Column D - Total

Column E - Current Inventory(Starting point)

So the formula I used to get what i currently have is (=B2-C2+E2). This way whatever i input in columns C and C. totals out in D. But this way every time I want to add/subtract a number in B and C, i have to add to the number already in the column. I'd like to be able to type in a number in B and C as i go and still have a correct total. I wouldn't mind having just one column for in/out and use positive and negative numbers to differentiate inventory in or out.

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Jun 7, 2007

I am creating a spreadsheet for inventory use. I want to have a running total in (1) cell based upon a new/different number being entered into a different cell.

Column F, Row 7 (This will be a new/different number entered every day)

Column G, Row 7 (Begins with a starting total of 2545)

I need Column G to add to it whatever number is entered into Column F, Row 7 and to keep the new total (ex. enter 10 into Column F/Row 7 & the total of Column G/Row 7 becomes 2555; if I then enter 20 into Column F/Row 7, Column G/Row 7 adds 20 to the original 2545, not the new total of 2555).

Column G is not keeping the new total, it reverts back to the original number of 2545.

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Jun 10, 2008

My question is I have an exam and I have recorded all my answers in Column B. And I have pasted in the "Official Answers" on Column C. On my sheet Column C is whited out so I don't see the answers until I am done. I made them visible so I can ask my question. I wrote the formula for Column D "=countif(B3,C3)=1" then it displays True if both the columns match meaning my answer is correct or False if the columns don't match meaning that my answer is incorrect.

how I could make it display the running total or like a total score say in cell D9. So for example in this case it would be 5/6 and /or 83.33%.

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Sep 13, 2006

I would like to sum the values entered into A1 each time i enter a new value into A1 and to place the grand total, of all values entered, into A3 ? This is as long as the sheet1 is activated ?

i tried with Event (Change/Selection change), but could not get a result......................

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Oct 18, 2006

I'm trying to have a cell (eg.A1) where i can input a dollar value and when enter is pressed, on another cell (eg.A2) the dollar value gets added, then the original cell (A1) is cleared for the next input.

Then when I put the next input (A1) I want it to add on to this running dollar total (A2) and yet again A1 is cleared for the next input.

In addition to this I require an additional cell (eg.A3) that when each time a value is added in A1 it counts the times this is done.

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Oct 11, 2007

I would like to know if it is possible to have a cell calculate a running total based on previous data as soon as you enter new information. The spreadsheet is a log of suspensions. Relevant columns include the student's name, date, and length of suspension (in days). For example, if Column A= Name (could be separated into first and last name if necessary, or merged into one column), B= Date, C=# of Days, D= Reason and so on, can Excel add the number of total days of suspension for all violations as soon as a new record is created? (If a student has already been suspended for one day, then gets suspended a month later for something else for three days, can excel tell you immediately how many days that student has been suspended total?)

This is actually a question from my mom, who asked me to help her, and who told me that a former coworker's wife had created a spreadsheet that could do this. Unfortunately, that spreadsheet no longer exists and they must recreate something.

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Jul 15, 2009

I have a row of totals in a spreadsheet and I want to calculate a forecasted total based on the previous month's totals.

For example I have two months and I want to know how to calculate the forecasted Jun 09 total: ...

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Jan 19, 2007

in my worksheet i have different kind of items with its cost. in my case which is not in order, that is, the order of items can be AABAACCBA. I want to calculate Cumulated Total on each row. but i am not sure how to achieve this by conditional formula? the values in my sheet looks like the following,

Date ITEM TYPE AMOUNT Cumulated Total

10-Jan-07 BookA1010 -value(Book)

11-Jan-07PenA515 -value(Book+Pen)

12-Jan-07TableB1515 -value(Table)

13-Jan-07PencilA2035 -value(Book+Pen+Pencil)

14-Jan-07ChairB2540 -value(Table+Chair)

15-Jan-07SofaB3575 :

16-Jan-07RoseC2020 :

17-Jan-07Calc...A3065 :

18-Jan-07JasminC1030 -value(Rose+Jasmin)

find the attachment for reference. How to achieve this using conditional statement or lookups or someother? and i try to avoid macro.

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Jan 1, 2008

Have a sample file attached : sample2.xls

What I want to do is - Column H shows my current position, and column L shows the p&l.

I would like excel to calculate the p&l for each position, and put the results in column M.

For example: H3 is the opening of a new position, as H2 shows the current position as zero, and H4 is not equal to zero. The position was added to in H4, and I'm now holding 2. The entire position was sold in H5, and my current position is back to zero. I would like excel to then show in M5, the sum of H3,H4 and H5, and then start the calculation again, and keep doing so down the entire column. If there was only 3 p&l cells for each position, it wouldn't have been a problem for me to get it done, but unfortunately, they can vary quite a bit.

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Mar 28, 2014

I am creating a spreadsheet for inventory use. I want to have a running total in (1) cell based upon a new/different number being entered into a different cell.

Column B, Row 1 (This will be a new/different number entered every day - inventory in or out, so positive or negative number) Column D, Row 1 (This will be a running total based on numbers inserted in previous 2 columns)

Basically what I have is a key inventory. So there is column A with key number, B should be keys IN, C should be keys OUT, or ideally B would be IN and OUT meaning, for inventory IN input a positive number and for inventory OUT input a negative number, and D Should be total.

Column E represents number of keys currently in the inventory. I was going to hide the current inventory column so all you see is IN/OUT and total. So what I need is to be able to just come in and type in a number in the IN and/or OUT column, without having to add/subtract it with the number already in that column.

Bottom line, I'd like to be able to use IN and/or OUT columns to just type in numbers as they come and not have to worry about what's already in those columns and get correct total number.

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Dec 11, 2013

I need to create running totals for each year of the Contract Values for each Sector that my Company deals with. There are 5 Sectors - C, M, W, WW and WtoE. Each possible contract has its own Contract Value.

For eg -

SectorContract Value

W € 36,779.33

WW € 20,325.20

W € 246.14

W € 2,168.40

WW € 176,617.00

W € 320.65

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In the whole document we have previous year's contracts too - but I want to create running totals for each year - i.e. for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. How could I separate these easily?

Obviously the total depends on which sector we are looking at - I thought about using the IF formula - but realised that there would be a lot of IF's - is there an easier way of doing it? If not - what's the best way?

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Aug 22, 2006

Is it possible to have numbers added to the same cell and have excel continue to calculate the addition for me in that same cell......ex: I have the number 8 in cell d2 and I want to add the number 8 to that cell and have excel add the 8 to the previous 8 for a total of 16 in the same cell.....the next time I would add 5, and the total would be 21? Can this be done in a single cell?

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