Applying a formula for multiple cells is a too common task in Excel. That’s why we should have proper knowledge of this operation. So here I’ll show 9 easy methods to create a formula in Excel for multiple cells.

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## How to Create a Formula in Excel for Multiple Cells: 9 Quick Methods

First, let’s get introduced to our workbook. Here I have used 4 columns and 8 rows which are presenting some employees’ salaries for two years and their salary increments. We will create formulas for multiple cells to find their increments. In order to avoid any compatibility issues, try to use the **Microsoft 365** edition.

### 1. Use AutoFill Tool

Autofill is a tool using which we can easily fill out necessary information or values in the cell following a pattern. In the following method, we will see how we can use the AutoFill method to create formulas and fill out them in multiple cells in Excel.

**Steps**:

- Select cell
**E5**and type the following formula:

`=D5-C5`

- Then, hit the
**Enter**button.

- And we got the increment for
**Rob**. - Now we will copy the formula for the rest of the cells of that column by applying
**AutoFill**. - Then double press the
**Plus (+)**symbol (**Fill Handle**) at the right bottom corner of that cell or by dragging the mouse with the left click.

- Lastly, after dragging the
**Fill Handle**to cell**E11,**we can see that the range of cell**E5:E11**is now filled with the increment value of salary from 2020 to 2021.

### 2. Input Formula in Multiple Cells with Keyboard Shortcut

Keyboard shortcuts made our life much easier and faster. In the next method, we will apply a shortcut to find the salary increment.

**Steps**:

- In the cell
**E5**enter the following formula:

`=D5-C5`

- After entering the formula, select all the cells of the “
**Increment**” column. - Then press
**Enter**.

- After that press and hold the
**Ctrl**key and by hitting the**Enter**button, we will see that the Increment columns are now filled with the increment value from 2020 to 2021.

**Read More:** How to Apply Same Formula to Multiple Cells in Excel

### 3. Insert Excel Table

We’ll convert the data as a table here and then we’ll apply the formula for multiple cells in **the Excel Table**. For this, we have to create a table first from our given dataset. Let’s follow the instructions below to create a Custom Formula in the Excel table.

**Steps**:

- Select your intended dataset.
- Then go to
**Insert**tab >**Table**. - Right after clicking over the
**Table**, there will be a window. - Then mark the “
**My table has headers”**option. - After that, press
**OK**.

** **

- Press
**=**at cell**E5**. - Then select cell
**D5**, type**–**and select cell It will look like the image below.

- Then, press the
**Enter**button. - After pressing
**Enter**we can see that the range of cell**E5:E11**is now filled with the increment values from 2020 to 2021.

### 4. Create Dynamic Array Formula

In this method, we will use a **Dynamic Array** to find the increment of all employees. In a dynamic array, it is possible to chain and fill out formulas at once for all cells.

**Steps**:

- Select cell
**E5**and enter the following formula:

`=D5:D11-C5:C11`

**Note**:

Here we can manually select the arrays by typing them.

- Now just punch the
**Enter**button and our task is done, at last.

### 5. Embed VBA Macro

Here in this method, I’ll use VBA to create a formula in Excel for multiple cells. For that, I have made a table of some random numbers.

**Steps:**

- To begin, first, go to the
**Developer**tab and click on**Visual Basic**. If you don’t have that, you have to**enable the Developer tab**, or you can also press ‘**Alt+F11’**to open the**Visual Basic Editor.**

- Then there will be a new dialog box. In that dialog box, click on
**Insert**>**Module**. - Next, in the
**Module**editor window, type the following code.

```
Option Explicit
Sub SetFormula()
Dim Title As String
Dim Rng1 As Range
Dim Rng2 As Range
On Error Resume Next
Title = "Create Formula in Multiple Cells"
Set Rng2 = Application.Selection
Set Rng2 = Application.InputBox("Range", Title, Rng2.Address, Type:=8)
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
For Each Rng1 In Rng2
Rng1.Value = (Rng1.Value * 2) + 10
Next
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub
```

- Then press the
**Run**tab. - Select
**Run/UserForm.**A dialog box will appear.

- Then select the range of cells
**B4:F11**from our table by dragging the mouse. - Now just hit
**OK.**

- See now, the same formula has been applied to all the cells in the table.

**Read More:** How to Apply Formula to Entire Column Using Excel VBA

### 6. Use Copy and Paste Command

This method is way too easy. In this sheet, I will find the discount prices of some fruits for three months. Let’s see how to do it.

**Steps**:

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

`=$C5-$C5*B$14`

- Hit
**Enter**. - Now copy cell
**D5**with**Ctrl+C**.

- Then select all the cells where you will copy the formula.
- Then select the range of cell
**D5:D9**and press**Ctrl+V**.

- The same formula is now copied to all the cells.
- Now repeat the same process for the rest of the cells.
- For this, select cell
**E5:F9**and press**Ctrl+V.**

- Pressing the
**Ctrl+V**will copy or replicate all the formulas in the range of cell**E5:F9**.

### 7. Utilize Keyboard Shortcut CTRL + D

We will use here a keyboard shortcut **CTRL+D** to perform the operation. Using a keyboard shortcut will shorten the time required and reduce the hassle and complications. Go through the process below to insert the Formula for the entire column in Excel.

**Steps**:

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

`=$C5-$C5*B$14`

- Press
**Enter**.

- Then select the range of cells containing
**D5**to**D9**. - Now just press
**Ctrl+D**.

- After you will see that the range of cell
**D5:D9**will have the formulas in the**Price (March)**column.

- And repeat the same process for the later months.

**Note**:

This method is only applicable to columns.

- Now you can select the range of cell
**E5:F9**and press**Ctrl+D**. - After this, you will notice that the price for April month is now filled up.
- Repeat the same process for May.
- Finally, we can see that we have the Price values for every single month mentioned out there.

### 8. Apply Keyboard Shortcut CTRL + R

Using a keyboard shortcut will shorten the time required and reduce the hassle and complications. In this method, we will learn how to apply the **Ctrl+R** shortcut to create a formula in Excel for multiple cells.

**Steps:**

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

`=$C5-$C5*B$14`

- Then select the range of cells containing
**D5 to D9**.

- After this, press
**Ctrl+R.**The formula will be copied to the column. - Then select
**E5:E9**and press**Ctrl+R**.

- Lastly, you will see that the formulas are now filled and repeat the same process for the
**Price (May)**. - Thus, you have the price value for each of the months in the range of cell
**C5:F9**.

### 9. Input Formula to Non-Adjacent Multiple Cells

In the last method, I’ll show how to create a formula in Excel if the cells are non-adjacent to each other. Here we just have to select the destination cells individually while pasting the values.

**Steps**:

- Firstly, apply the following formula in cell
**D5**.

`=$C5-$C5*B$16`

- Subsequently, hit
**Enter**. - Next copy cell
**D5**.

- Then press and hold the
**Ctrl**key and select the cells where you want to copy the formula as shown below.

- Then press
**Ctrl+V**. - After then, we will repeat the same process for the rest of the months (
**April**and**May**).

**Read More:** How to Apply Formula in Excel for Alternate Rows

Download the Excel workbook that we’ve used to prepare this article.

## Conclusion

To sum it up, the issue of how we can create a formula in Excel for multiple cells is answered here in 9 different ways. For this problem, a macro-enabled workbook is available to download where you can practice these methods. Feel free to ask any questions or feedback through the comment section.

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