While working with a large worksheet in Microsoft Excel, we need to sum up cells in Excel. To sum up, cell values mean total columns and rows values, and MS Excel provides the most useful function named SUM. The** SUM** function is a built-in function in Excel. We can also use the **AutoSum **formula, the **ROWS** and **COLUMNS** functions, and the **Table Design** Option. Today, In this article, Excel total row and column, how to calculate, we will learn, by using **SUM**, and **AutoSum** functions and also creating a **Table Design**.

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**Calculate Total Row and Column in Excel: ****4 Suitable Ways**

Letâ€™s say, we have a dataset that contains information about 9 different persons. The names of the sales representatives and their sales in different quarters are given in columns **B, C, D**, and **E** respectively. We will calculate total rows and columns by using **the SUM function****, AutoSum** formulas, and so on. Hereâ€™s an overview of the dataset for todayâ€™s task.

**1. Use the SUM Function to Calculate Total Row and Column in Excel**

We can easily apply the **SUM** function in our quotidian work. This function has a vast application in our day-to-day life. In Excel, we can use the **SUM** function both in rows and columns. In this method, weâ€™ll use the **SUM** function to calculate the total rows and columns in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd quarters from our dataset.

**1.1 Calculate Total Row**

In this sub-method, we will learn how to apply the** SUM** function along with rows. Letâ€™s follow the instructions below to learn!

**Steps:**

- We will learn how to calculate row values from our dataset. For that, again select a new cell. From our dataset, we select cell
**F5**and write down the**SUM**function in that cell. The**SUM**function is,

`=SUM(C5:E5)`

- Hence, press
**Enter**on your keyboard and you will be able to get $163,347.00 as the output of the**SUM**function.

- Further, place your cursor on the bottom rightÂ side of cell
**F5**and an**A****utoFill**sign pops up. Now, drag the**A****utoFill**signÂ downward.

- After completing the above process, you will be able to get the output of the
**SUM**function along with the rows that have been given below screenshot.

**1.2 Calculate Total Column**

After learning the** SUM** function along with rows. Here, we will learn how to calculate value along with columns. Letâ€™s follow the steps below.

**Steps:**

- First of all, select cell
**C14,**and type the**Â SUM**function to calculate the total sales in the first quarter in column C. The**SUM**function is,

`=SUM(C5:C13)`

- After typing the
**SUM**functionÂ in the**Formula Bar**, now, simply press**Enter**on your keyboard and you will be able to get $492,162.00 as the return of the**Â SUM**function

- Hence, autoFill the
**SUM**function in columns**D**, and**E**and you will get your desired output which has been given in the below screenshot.

**1.3Â Non-contiguous Row and Column**

Now, letâ€™s say, we want to calculate some selected quarterâ€™s sales from our dataset. From our dataset, we will calculate the sales of Tom, Ema, and John in the 3rd quarter. Letâ€™s follow the steps below.

**Steps:**

- First, select cell
**E15**.

- After that, write down the
**SUM**function in that cell.

`=SUM(E5,E8,E13)`

- Where
**E5**is the sales of Tom,**E8**is the sales of Ema, and**E13**is the sales of John in the 3rd quarter.

- Hence, press
**Enter**, and you will get your desired output that has been given below screenshot.

**Read More:** **How to Total a Column in ExcelÂ **

**2. Insert the AutoSum Formula to Calculate Total Row and Column in Excel**

To calculate the total rows and columns, we can use the** AutoSum** formula. This is the easiest way to calculate the total rows and columns. You can automatically add up the columns and rows values, and the total will appear after the selected cells. Please, follow the steps below.

**Step 1:**

- To sum up cell values automatically by applying the
**AutoSum**formula, first, select cells**C5**to**E13**.

- Hence, from your
**Home**Ribbon, go to,

**Home â†’ Editing â†’ AutoSum**

- Now, simply press on the
**AutoSum**menu, and you will get the return of the**AutoSum**formula that has been given in the below screenshot.

**Step 2:**

- Further, select rows
**5**to**14**from our dataset.

- After that, from your
**Home**Ribbon, go to,

**Home â†’ Editing â†’ AutoSum**

- Finally, you will be able, to sum up, the total rows by using the
**AutoSum**option.

**3. Apply the ROWS and COLUMNS Formula to Calculate Total Row and Column in Excel**

Another easy way to calculate total rows and columns is by using the **ROWS** and **COLUMNS** functions. Letâ€™s follow the instructions below.

**Steps:**

- First, select cell
**H6,**and type the**COLUMNS**function. Then typeÂ in the**Formula Bar**is,

`=COLUMNS(B4:E13)`

- After selecting cell
**H6,**press**Enter**on your keyboard and you will get 4 as the return of the**COLUMNS**function

- Again, select cell
**H7**and write down the**ROWS**function. Then type in the Formula Bar is,

`=ROWS(B4:E13)`

- Hence, press
**Enter**on your keyboard and you will get 10 as the output of the**ROWS**function.

**Read More:** **How to Sum Every nth Column in Excel**

**4. Perform Table Design Option to Calculate Total Row and Column in Excel**

We can calculate total rows and columns by using the** Table Design** option. Letâ€™s follow the steps below to learn!

**Steps:**

- We select any convenient cell for our work. Letâ€™s say, we select
**cell C5**Then, go to,

**Insert â†’ Tables â†’ Table**

- While clicking on the
**Table**option, a**Creating Table**window instantly will appear in front of you. From that window, press**OK.**

- Hence, from the
**Table Design**ribbon, go to,

**Table Design â†’ Table Style Options â†’ Total Row**

- Clicking on the
**Total Row**, you will get the sum of column**E**in cell**E14**.

- Further, select cell
**C14,**and a**Filter Button**will appear in the bottom right**Â**corner of that cell. Now, click on the Filter Button, and a window will appear from that window select the**Sum**option.

- After that, you will get $492,162.00 as the sum of column
**C**in cell**C14**. Similarly, you will be able to calculate the total sum of column**D**in cell**D14**by performing the Table Design Option that has been given in the below screenshot.

**Read More:** **How to Sum Columns in Excel TableÂ **

**Things to Remember**

ðŸ‘‰ You can use **Ctrl + Shift + T** as keyboard shortcuts instead of the **Table Design** option. Another way to apply the** AutoSum** formula is **Alt+=**.

ðŸ‘‰ **#NAME** error will happen when the argument is not properly passed.

ðŸ‘‰ The error named **#VALUE!** happens when the value is not expected by the** SUM** function.

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## Conclusion

I hope all of the suitable methods mentioned above to calculate total rows and columns will now provoke you to apply them in your Excel spreadsheets with more productivity. You are most welcome to feel free to comment if you have any questions or queries.

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