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# How to Repeat Formula in Excel for Whole Column (5 Easy Ways)

Sometimes, we apply a formula in a cell and then repeat the same formula to the entire column in Microsoft Excel. But repeating the same formula again and again for every cell can be a hectic and time-consuming task. When you have a large dataset, sometimes it becomes quite impossible to repeat the formula manually. Are you having trouble repeating the formula for the whole column in Excel? This tutorial will help you to learn how to repeat formula in Excel for whole column 5 easy ways. Let’s get started!

## 5 Easy Ways to Repeat Formula in Excel for Whole Column

In order to repeat the formula for the whole column in Excel, we have taken a dataset like the following figure where we have the names of 6 students and their marks in Math and English. We will add one student’s marks using Excel formula and then repeat the formula for the whole column using Fill Handle, Fill Down option, Keyboard Shortcut, Copy Pasting method, and Entering formula to multiple cells method. ### 1. Use of Fill Handle

Now we will repeat the formula for the whole column in Excel using the Fill Handle. This is the most common and easiest method in this respect. In order to use this method, follow the steps below.

Steps:

• First, select cell E5 and type the following formula:
`=C5+D5`
• Now, press Enter.
• As a result, you will see an output like the image below which it will display the total marks of John. • Second, select cell E5 and drag the Fill Handle to the entire column Total Marks.
• Finally, you will see an output like the below one where it will display all students’ total marks. Note: We can also do this operation by double-clicking the Fill Handle instead of dragging it to the entire column.

### 2. Using Fill Down Option

We can also use the Fill Down option to repeat the formula for the whole column in Excel. This is also an easy and efficient way to do the job. In order to use this method, follow the steps below.

Steps:

• First, select cell E5 and type the following formula:
`=C5+D5`
• Second, press Enter.
• As a result, you will see an output like the image below which will display the total marks of John. • After that, select all the cells of column Total Marks including cell E5.
• Furthermore, go to the Home tab. • Next, click on the Fill drop-down and select the Down option. • As a result, you will see an output like the below one where it will display all students’ total marks. ### 3. Use of Keyboard Shortcut

We can use the Keyboard Shortcut method to repeat the formula for the whole column in Excel. If you are someone who likes to use keyboard shortcuts instead of mouse, this method can be helpful for you. In order to apply this method, follow the steps below.

Steps:

• First, select cell E5 and type the following formula:
`=C5+D5`
• Second, press Enter.
• As a result, you will see an output like the image below which will display the total marks of John. • After that, select all the cells of column Total Marks including cell E5. • Subsequently, press Ctrl+D.
• Hence, you will see an output like the below one which will display all students’ total marks. ### 4. Applying Copy Pasting Method

The Copy Pasting method is another way to repeat the formula for the whole column in Excel. This is also a user-friendly way to perform the task. In order to apply this method, follow the steps below.

Steps:

• First, select cell E5 and type the following formula:
`=C5+D5`
• Second, press Enter.
• As a result, you will see an output like the image below which will display the total marks of John. • After that, copy the cell E5 by pressing Ctrl+C as shown below. • Furthermore, select the cells of the column except for cell E5 where you want to apply this formula like the below one. • Hence, paste the formula by pressing Ctrl + V and you will see an output like the one below where it will display all students’ total marks. ### 5. Entering Formula to Multiple Cells

Entering formulas into multiple cells is another option to repeat formulas for the whole column in Excel. This is also an easy way to perform this task. In order to apply this method, follow the steps below.

Steps:

• To begin with, select all the cells of the column Total Marks and type the following formula in one of the cells as shown below:
`=C5+D5` • Secondly, press Ctrl + Enter.
• Hence, you will see an output like the below one which will display all students’ total marks. ## Things to Remember

• Using Fill Handle is the most common and easiest way to repeat formulas for the whole column in Excel.
• If you have a very large dataset, then the Keyboard Shortcut method will be the most convenient method.
• You can also apply the Fill Down option, Copy Pasting method, or Entering formula method for small datasets.

## Conclusion

Hence, follow the above-described methods. Thus, you can easily learn how to repeat formula in Excel for whole column. Hope this will be helpful. Follow the ExcelDemy website for more articles like this. Don’t forget to drop your comments, suggestions, or queries in the comment section below.

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