If you want to** add multiple cells together in Excel**, then you can go through this article. There are a few quick ways to** add multiple cells in Excel**. Today we are going to learn how to use them with numerous techniques and formulas.

Here, we have a list of some names of employees of a company and their corresponding working days with their salaries. Using this dataset we will demonstrate different easy methods to add multiple cells in Excel.

For creating this article, we have used ** Microsoft Excel 365 version**. However, you can use any other version at your convenience.

## 1. Using AutoSum Feature to Add Multiple Cells in Excel

The easiest way to add multiple cells is using **the AutoSum feature**. By clicking on the **AutoSum **option**, **Excel will automatically add multiple cells by entering **the SUM function**. Suppose we have a table of peopleâ€™s names and their working days.

Now we are going to add the total working days.

** Steps**:

- First, click
**Cell C10**, and then go to the**HomeÂ**tab. - Next from the
**Editing**group of commands, click on**AutoSum**.

- In
**Cell C10**, a formula appears and points to the cells we want to add.

- Hit
**ENTER**.

Now the result is showing in the required cell.

- You can also do this by going to the
**Formulas**tab >>**AutoSum**.

And, the final result will be the same as the previous one.

**Read More:** How to Add Specific Cells in Excel

## 2.Â Applying Algebraic Formula to Add Multiple Cells in Excel

Letâ€™s say we have a worksheet. It contains all the employeeâ€™s salaries. Now we are going to add simply all the salary cells to get the total salary in **Cell C10.**

** Steps**:

- First, select
**Cell C10**and type the**Equal**(**=**) sign. - Click on the first cell to add and type the
**Plus**(**+**) sign. - Now click on the second cell and repeat till all the cells add up.

- Press
**ENTER**.

Then the total amount will show up in **Cell C10**.

**Read More:** How to Sum Selected Cells in Excel

## 3. Inserting SUM Function to Add Multiple Cells in Excel

**The SUM function** is one of the most simple ways to add multiple cells in Excel easily. Here, we will utilize this function to get the total salaries of the employees.

** Steps**:

- Type â€œ
**=SUM(**â€œ in**Cell C10**. - Now select the range of cells that you want to add up.

You can also select each cell separated by commas.

- Press
**ENTER**.

Finally, you will have the total salary in cell **C10**.

**Read More:** Shortcut for Sum in Excel

## 4. Adding up Multiple Cells with Condition Using SUMIF Function

To add up the cells that meet certain criteria we can use **the SUMIF function**. Letâ€™s say we have a worksheet with some random names of employees, their sales quantity, and the sales amount. Now we are going to add up the sales amount where the **quantity** is less than a certain number **5** and the **sales amount **that is also less than a certain value of **$6,000.00**.

** Steps**:

- Type the following formula in cell
**C10**.

`=SUMIF(C5:C9,"<5",D5:D9)`

Here **the SUMIF function** goes through the **C** column. If the criteria match then it will add up the matched data of column **D**.**
**As we can see

**Mark**,

**Hank**, and

**Rock**have quantities smaller than

**5**and so their corresponding

**sales amount**will be added up here.

- Press
**ENTER**.

In this way, you will get the **total sales** values for your given criteria.

- Now, write down the following formula in cell
**D10**.

`=SUMIF(D5:D9,"<6000")`

Here **the SUMIF function** goes through column **D** to find the values which are smaller than **6000 **and then adds them up.

- Hit
**ENTER**.

Later, you will have the following result.

**Read More:** Excel Sum If a Cell Contains Criteria

## 5. Adding Multiple Cells Together Containing Texts in Excel

Here, we will add up the cells of the **First Name **column with the cells of the **Last Name **column to form the full names in the **Full Name **column. Instead of adding numbers like in the previous sections here, we will add up the texts together. The ways of doing this job are stated in the following **3 **sections.

### 5.1. Applying CONCATENATE Function

In this section, we will add up the texts with a space between them using **the CONCATENATE function**.

** Steps**:

- Type the following formula in cell
**D5**.

`=CONCATENATE(B5," ",C5)`

Here, **B5 **is the **first name**, **” ” **is for a space, and **C5 **is the **last name**.

- Press
**ENTER**. - Drag down the
**Fill HandleÂ**tool.

In this way, you will get all of the full names of the employees.

### 5.2. Applying TEXTJOIN Function

Here, we will utilize **the TEXTJOIN function** to get the combined texts.

** Steps**:

- Type the following formula in cell
**D5**and press**ENTER**.

`=TEXTJOIN(" ",TRUE,B5,C5)`

Here, **” ” **is the separator of each text, **TRUE **is for ignoring blank cells, and **B5 **and** C5 **are the texts.

- Drag down the
**Fill HandleÂ**tool.

Finally, you will have the combined texts in the **Full Name **column.

### 5.3. Using Ampersand Operator

In this section, we will get the full names by combining the two parts of the names using **the Ampersand operator**.

** Steps**:

- Type the following formula in cell
**D5**and press**ENTER**.

`=B5&" "&C5`

- Drag down the
**Fill HandleÂ**tool.

Eventually, you will get the full names of the employees after the combination of the two parts of the names with a space.

**Read More:** Sum If a Cell Contains Text in Excel

## 6. Adding a Constant Number to Multiple Cells Simultaneously

We are going to add the value in cell **E5** in multiple cells of the **Salary **column.

** Steps**:

- Select
**Cell E5**and copy it by pressing**CTRL+C**.

- Now select the cells where you want to add the copied values and then
**right-click**. - Click on the
**arrow**symbol beside**Paste Special**and then click on**Paste Special**again to see more options.

Afterward, the **Paste Special **dialog box will appear.

- From the
**Paste**section select**Values**and in the**Operation**section select**Add**. - Click
**OK**.

You can also open up this dialog box by pressing **CTRL+ALT+V**.

As a result, we can see that **100 **has been added to all of the salaries. But, the formatting has vanished.

- After applying the
**Currency**format again we will get the following outlook.

**Read More: **How to Add Numbers in Excel

## 7.Â Adding Values of Multiple Cells for a Dynamic Range

Here, we will add up the values of the **Salary **column in such a way that if we add an extra cell in this column then the value will be automatically added up in the final result. To do this we will use the combination of the **SUM**, **OFFSET**, and **COUNTA**** functions**.

** Steps**:

- Type the following formula in
**Cell E5**.

`=SUM(OFFSET($C$5,0,0,COUNTA(C:C)-1))`

Here, **$C$5 **is the starting cell of the range, the following **2 **zeros are indicating that the cell reference will not move by any row or column number. Finally, **COUNTA(C: C)-1 **is indicating the height number of the range which will be the number of rows having texts or numbers.

Later, **the OFFSET function **will return us the dynamic range and** the SUM function** will add up them.

- Press
**ENTER**.

You will get **$31,000.00 **for the remaining salaries.

If we add an extra row for the salary of an employee named **Richard**, then we can see the **total** value has been automatically changed to **$39,900.00**.

**Read More:** How to Sum Range of Cells in Row Using Excel VBA

## Practice Section

To practice by yourself, we have created a **Practice** section on the right side of each sheet.

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## Conclusion

In this article, we have discussed different ways to **add multiple cells in Excel**. Hope these methods will help you a lot. If you have any further queries, then leave a comment below.

## Related Readings

- How to Sum Colored Cells in Excel
- Use VLOOKUP with SUM Function in Excel
- How to Sum Between Two Numbers Formula in Excel
- Sum If Cell Contains Specific Text in Excel
- How to Sum a Column in Excel
- How to Sum Values by Day in ExcelÂ

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