Article ID: 213961 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q213961
This step-by-step article explains how to use the SUM function on only the odd rows or the even rows in a range.
When you use any of the worksheet functions in Excel, and you have a range argument that includes either hidden rows or columns, the cells in these hidden areas are still used by the function. For example, if you have the following data in a worksheet
the SUM function in cell A4 returns a value of 3. If you then hide Row 2, the SUM function still returns a value of 3.
A1: 1 A2: 1 A3: 1 A4: =SUM(A1:A3)
If you want to use the SUM function on only the odd rows or the even rows in a range, you can use the following formulas.
The formula returns a value of 2.
NOTE: To enter a formula as an array formula in Excel, press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER.
The formula returns a value of 1.
NOTE: If you want to hide rows for the above example, the two functions shown in this article still work as outlined.
Article ID: 213961 - Last Review: January 6, 2006 - Revision: 3.1