While working with a large worksheet in **Microsoft Excel**, we need to sum up cells in **Excel**. To sum, cells values mean total columns and rows value, **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 **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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**4 Suitable Ways to Calculate Total Row and Column in Excel**

Letâ€™s say, we have a dataset that contains information about **9** different persons. The name 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****, AutoSum formulas**, and so on. Hereâ€™s an overview of the dataset for our 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 rows value 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-Right**side of**cell F5**and an**autoFill sign**pops us. Now, drag the**autoFill sign**downward.

- After completing the above process, you will be able to get the output of
**the SUM function**along with 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 cells
**C14,**and type**the 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 function**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 SUM function****.**

- Hence, autoFill
**the SUM function**in columns**D**, and**E**and you will get your desired output that 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 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.

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**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 cells 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.

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**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****.****The COLUMNS function**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****.****The ROWS function**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.**

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**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**corner of that cell. Now, click on the**Filter Button**, a window will appear and 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.

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**Things to Remember**

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

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

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

## 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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