# WD: Macro Examples to Calculate Cells Across Multiple Tables

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This article contains Visual Basic for Applications macro examples forcalculating table cell values across multiple tables.
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### Method 1: Calculating Cell Values Using the Tables Collection

This example calculates the values of two cells from different tables. Themacro obtains the value of cell A1 in table 1 and the value of cell A1 intable 2. It then totals the values and inserts the result in cell A2 oftable 2.

To run this example, first insert two tables with a minimum of two rows andone column each into an empty document. Type a numerical value into cellA1 of each table.
``Sub TotalTableCellValues()   Dim cTable1Cell As Cell   Dim cTable2Cell As Cell   Dim cSumCell As Cell   Dim iCellTotal As Long   ' Set variable equal to cell A1 of table 1.   Set table1Cell = ActiveDocument.Tables(1).Cell(Row:=1, Column:=1)   ' Set variable equal to cell A1 of table 2.   Set table2Cell = ActiveDocument.Tables(2).Cell(Row:=1, Column:=1)   ' Set variable equal to cell A2 of table 2.   Set cSumCell = ActiveDocument.Tables(2).Cell(Row:=2, Column:=1)   ' Calculate totals   iCellTotal = Val(table1Cell.Range.Text) + Val(table2Cell.Range.Text)   ' Insert result of calculation into cell A2 of Table 2.   cSumCell.Range.Text = iCellTotalEnd Sub				``
NOTE: With this code, the numbers format can only accept decimal points.Commas cause numbers to be truncated; the value 12,000 is interpreted as 12 by the macro.

### Method 2: Calculating Cell Values Using Bookmarks and the Formula Method

This Formula method macro example sums cell A1 in table 1, cell A1 intable 2, and cell A1 in table 3, and inserts the Formula field and resultinto table 3, cell A2.
1. Insert three tables with a minimum of two rows and two columns each into an empty document.
2. Type a numerical value into cell A1 of table 1, table 2, and table 3.
3. Select the first table and insert a bookmark named "Table1" (without the quotation marks).
4. Select the second table and insert a bookmark named "Table2" .
5. Create and run the following macro:
``Sub TableFormula()   Dim mycell As Cell   'Sets the variable MyCell equal to cell A2 in Table 3.   Set mycell = ActiveDocument.Tables(3).Cell(Row:=2, Column:=1)   mycell.Formula "=sum(Table1 A1, Table2 A1, A1)"End Sub						``
NOTE: This code accepts values in the form \$12,345.67.

For more information about the Formula method, click the Office Assistantwhile in the Visual Basic Editor, type "Formula Method," click Search, andthen click to view "Formula Method."

NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on theStandard toolbar. If the Assistant is not able to answer your query, pleasesee the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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