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Exclude cells from cumulative sum [closed]

asked 2014-03-19 15:36:17 +0200

LOU gravatar image

updated 2015-09-10 11:08:13 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Hi Libreoffice users,

This is a simple version of my spreadsheet in Libreoffice Calc :

The C column starts with the formula =SUM($B$1:$B1) and the second one is =SUM($B$1:$B2) and so on, to calculate the cumulative sum of row B. Now I would like to automatically exclude the total cells from row C. (Because my own spreadsheet is really long)

Thanks in advance!

Version: LibreOffice Build ID: 350m1(Build:2) OS: Debian Wheezy

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answered 2014-03-19 16:55:45 +0200

erAck gravatar image

Use SUBTOTAL(9,...) instead of SUM(...), SUBTOTAL ignores results of formula cells that contain SUBTOTAL in their formula expression.

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answered 2014-03-19 18:42:47 +0200

jleslie48 gravatar image

I didn't know about subtotal, but generally I would just put subtotals in column D instead... Its a really bad Idea to mix values and subtotals in the same column. its very confusing, and if someone does a cut and paste into another document, you are gonna have a mess.

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I agree that it's a bad idea to put values and subtotals in the same column, but I'm going to print the spreadsheet and put it in a ring binder ;-) The other spreadsheet looks different from the example, so it is not as confusing as the example.

LOU gravatar imageLOU ( 2014-03-19 20:01:05 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-03-20 13:50:32 +0200

mahfiaz gravatar image

updated 2014-03-20 13:50:59 +0200

C1: =B1
C2...: =C1+IF(A2="Total", 0, B2)
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