Sum of Cells in different Rows

edited 12/09/19 in Smartsheet Basics


Is it possible to sum the counts of specific cells on different rows in the same sheet.All the cells are in the same column.








  • Mike Wilday
    Mike Wilday ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Check out the =sum formula which will let you sum any numbers in any row or field. Just indicate it in your formula. 

    =sum([column title]row#, [column title]row#, [column title]row#)  Will sum individual cells. 

    =sum([column title]1:[column title]5) will sum rows 1-5 of a column. 

    =sum([column title]:[column title]) will sum a column but you can't put this formula in the same column because it will create a circular reference and will throw an error.

  • Paul Newcome
    Paul Newcome ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    You can also use SUMIF( or SUMIFS( if you are able to establish specific criteria for which cells to add.

  • I'm trying to do the same thing with the SUMIF formula, but do not want to specify the exact criteria name "Kate Pearson" because the names are fed in through a form. Instead, I need to reference a cell within the row to then calculate the sum of all rows with the same criteria.

    Example - I want to sum all donation values in the [$Value] from an employee where their name is listed in the [EEName] column of the same row. I've been able to make this work when referencing other sheets, but I'm having trouble referencing @row and within same page columns.

    Here's the formula I think should work: =SUMIF(EEName:EEName, EEName@row, $Value:$Value, 1)

    What am i doing wrong?

  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭


    Try something like this.

    I think that it's he absolute reference that doesn't work together with the 1 in the end.

    What's the number 1 for in the end?

    Let me know if I misunderstood what you need the formula to do!

    =SUMIF(EEName:EEName; EEName@row; Value:Value)

    The same version but with the below changes for your and others convenience.

    =SUMIF(EEName:EEName, EEName@row, Value:Value)

    Depending on your country you’ll need to exchange the comma to a period and the semi-colon to a comma.

    Did it work?

    Hope that helps!

    Have a fantastic day!


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