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[SOLVED] How do I increase the number of additions etc.from 30

  1. #1
    leonperrins
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    [SOLVED] How do I increase the number of additions etc.from 30

    It appears that I cannot add up more than 30 cells at a time.

    Is this true and/or is there a way round it?

  2. #2
    Bill Ridgeway
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    Re: How do I increase the number of additions etc.from 30

    Definitely FALSE.

    How are you trying to add? If your formula is something like =a1+a2+a3..
    you may have hit the ?255 character maximum for a formula. If the cells you
    want to add are in a contiguous block(s) it would be better to use something
    like =sum(a1:z999).

    Regards.

    Bill Ridgeway
    Computer Solutions

    "leonperrins" <leonperrins@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:44C1371C-30E3-4C3B-B898-7EBC257E2D22@microsoft.com...
    > It appears that I cannot add up more than 30 cells at a time.
    >
    > Is this true and/or is there a way round it?




  3. #3
    leonperrins
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    Re: How do I increase the number of additions etc.from 30

    Hello Bill,
    I,m trying to analyse a 'phone bill so they are straight additions but not
    contiguous.
    I found the following:-
    Adds all the numbers in a range of cells.

    Syntax

    SUM(number1,number2, ...)

    Number1, number2, ... are 1 to 30 arguments for which you want the total
    value or sum.

    How do I change the "255" figure?


    "Bill Ridgeway" wrote:

    > Definitely FALSE.
    >
    > How are you trying to add? If your formula is something like =a1+a2+a3..
    > you may have hit the ?255 character maximum for a formula. If the cells you
    > want to add are in a contiguous block(s) it would be better to use something
    > like =sum(a1:z999).
    >
    > Regards.
    >
    > Bill Ridgeway
    > Computer Solutions
    >
    > "leonperrins" <leonperrins@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:44C1371C-30E3-4C3B-B898-7EBC257E2D22@microsoft.com...
    > > It appears that I cannot add up more than 30 cells at a time.
    > >
    > > Is this true and/or is there a way round it?

    >
    >
    >


  4. #4
    Dave Peterson
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    Re: How do I increase the number of additions etc.from 30

    The limit is 1024 (when in R1C1 reference style).

    You could use:

    =sum(sum(a1,b1),sum(e1,g1),sum(q1,v1)

    You can use 30 arguements in each sum().

    If the cells that are in the range are non-numeric, you can still use:
    =sum()

    It'll ignore those text entries.


    leonperrins wrote:
    >
    > Hello Bill,
    > I,m trying to analyse a 'phone bill so they are straight additions but not
    > contiguous.
    > I found the following:-
    > Adds all the numbers in a range of cells.
    >
    > Syntax
    >
    > SUM(number1,number2, ...)
    >
    > Number1, number2, ... are 1 to 30 arguments for which you want the total
    > value or sum.
    >
    > How do I change the "255" figure?
    >
    > "Bill Ridgeway" wrote:
    >
    > > Definitely FALSE.
    > >
    > > How are you trying to add? If your formula is something like =a1+a2+a3..
    > > you may have hit the ?255 character maximum for a formula. If the cells you
    > > want to add are in a contiguous block(s) it would be better to use something
    > > like =sum(a1:z999).
    > >
    > > Regards.
    > >
    > > Bill Ridgeway
    > > Computer Solutions
    > >
    > > "leonperrins" <leonperrins@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:44C1371C-30E3-4C3B-B898-7EBC257E2D22@microsoft.com...
    > > > It appears that I cannot add up more than 30 cells at a time.
    > > >
    > > > Is this true and/or is there a way round it?

    > >
    > >
    > >


    --

    Dave Peterson

  5. #5
    Bob Phillips
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    Re: How do I increase the number of additions etc.from 30


    "Dave Peterson" <ec35720@netscapeXSPAM.com> wrote in message
    news:42BFEA09.B71B3AB4@netscapeXSPAM.com...
    > The limit is 1024 (when in R1C1 reference style).
    >
    > You could use:
    >
    > =sum(sum(a1,b1),sum(e1,g1),sum(q1,v1)
    >


    A little more simply with

    =SUM((a1,b1,c1, etc),(e1,g1, etc))

    that is group them within the SUM itself



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