Formula for Cumulative Category Total

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SUMMARY

In Microsoft Excel versions 5.0 and later, if you have a column of categories and a column of values, you can calculate a running category total in a third column.

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If you have a column of categories and a column of values, then you can create a running category total, as in the following example:
   Categories      Values   Running category total
   -----------------------------------------------
   1               $4.00                     $4.00
   2               $8.00                     $8.00
   1               $5.00                     $9.00
   2               $7.00                    $15.00
   1               $5.00                    $14.00
   3               $4.00                     $4.00
   4               $3.00                     $3.00
   2               $5.00                    $20.00
   1               $7.00                    $21.00
   1               $7.00                    $28.00
   4               $5.00                     $8.00
   3               $5.00                     $9.00
   2               $5.00                    $25.00
   2               $6.00                    $31.00
   3               $5.00                    $14.00
   4               $6.00                    $14.00
   4               $7.00                    $21.00
   3               $4.00                    $18.00
   2               $6.00                    $37.00
   2               $7.00                    $44.00
   1               $6.00                    $34.00
   1               $6.00                    $40.00
   1               $4.00                    $44.00
   1               $6.00                    $50.00
   4               $5.00                    $26.00
   4               $5.00                    $31.00
   2               $6.00                    $50.00
   1               $6.00                    $56.00
   2               $3.00                    $53.00
				
Assuming that the category column is in column A, and the values column is in column B, and the headers are on row 1, the running category total formula at the top row would be:
   =SUMIF(INDIRECT("A2:A"&ROW()),"="&A2,INDIRECT("B2:B"&ROW()))
				
Copy the formula down for all rows used.

For more information about the SUMIF formula, click the Search button in Help and type
SUMIF function
For more information about the INDIRECT formula, click the Search button in Help and type
INDIRECT function

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Article ID: 150362 - Last Review: September 30, 2013 - Revision: 1.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 95 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 5.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 98 for Macintosh
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