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    • RevTimms
    • By RevTimms 5th Jan 18, 10:31 AM
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    excel formula
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    • 5th Jan 18, 10:31 AM
    excel formula 5th Jan 18 at 10:31 AM
    I have a column of figures on my spreadsheet. eg A3 to A41.
    I will sometimes be adding to the column and sometimes deleting from it.
    eg delete A5, or adding another figure eg at A42.
    Elsewhere on the spreadsheet I want, the first one and the last one totalled, but I don't want to have to keep altering the new cell everytime I add or delete a value.
    Is there a formula which would do this for me?
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    • jack_pott
    • By jack_pott 5th Jan 18, 10:43 AM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 10:43 AM
    There's no need to do anything, that's the way Excel works already. If you put =A3+A41 in the cell where you want the total, then it will automatically increment/decrement the references when you insert/delete lines. (If you don't want it to automatically alter references you use a dollar symbol in front of the part you want to freeze: =A$3+A$41)
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    • WaywardDriver
    • By WaywardDriver 5th Jan 18, 10:59 AM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 10:59 AM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 10:59 AM
    If I understand it you want A3+Axx where xx = last row in column. If so try
    = A3 + INDIRECT("A" & MATCH(, A : A,-1))
    and remove all spaces.
    [Part of earlier version without spaces was displayed as emoji]
    Last edited by WaywardDriver; 05-01-2018 at 12:19 PM.
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 5th Jan 18, 12:30 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 12:30 PM
    Without spaces.
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