When rows or columns are added or removed from either table, the formula will continue to return correct results. In addition, the formula will work even if the tables are located on different sheets in a workbook.
Alternative syntax with Total row
It is also possible to reference the total row in a table directly, as long as tables have the Total Row enabled. The syntax looks like this:
Translated: "The value for Amount in the Total row of Table1".
Using this syntax, the original formula above could be re-written like this:
At a high level, we using VLOOKUP to extract employee information in 4 columns with ID as the lookup value. The ID value comes from cell I4, and is locked so that it won't change as the formula is copied down the column. The table array is the table...
At the core, this formula has a simple pattern like this: = SUM ( first:current ) Where "first" is the first cell in the Total column, and "current" is a reference to a cell in the current row of the Total column. To get the a reference to the first...
The Excel SUM function returns the sum of values supplied. These values can be numbers, cell references, ranges, arrays, and constants, in any combination. SUM can handle up to 255 individual arguments.
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