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    Quick way to multiply cells

    Hi! I've got a column of products. Beside it, I've got a column of the prices. Then, each customer has a column, and the quantity of each product ordered is listed in the row of the product. Is there a quick way have excel multiply each product X price, then added together for a total? Without having to manually insert the formula for each thing...
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    Re: Quick way to multiply cells

    Hi and welcome to the forum.

    The simplest way is insert a couple of spare rows so that the product list starts on row 4

    Then in C1 copied across

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    Re: Quick way to multiply cells

    Disclaimer -- I'm not an accountant, so there may be an accounting specific practice that I am unaware of.
    Which direction do you want the total -- I canot tell from your description?
    A "per product across all customers" total seems like it should be =SUM(C2:U2)*B2 in a convenient column adjacent to the data (maybe entered in W2) then copied down.
    A "per customer total" would make use of the SUMPRODUCT() function (https://support.office.com/en-us/art...c-4d2145a2fd2e ). =SUMPRODUCT($B$2:$B$43,C2:C43) in a convenient row (maybe entered in C45) and copied across (note the mix of relative and absolute references for easy copying).
    Is one of those the total you are looking for?
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    Re: Quick way to multiply cells

    Thank you! You've saved me loads of time.
    Followup Question: How can I sort the customer-name row horizontally without mixing up all of their orders?
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    Re: Quick way to multiply cells

    Just use the standard Sort functionality.

    Sorting by columns is not as common as by rows and hence not generally known about.

    Select C2:U45
    Choose Data Sort Options, then Sort Left to Right
    Choose Row 2 as the sort key and OK.

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