# How to get the sum of a column in excel

## How do you get the SUM of an entire column in Excel?

To add up an entire column, enter the

**Sum Function: =sum**( and then select the desired column either by clicking the column letter at the top of the screen or by using the arrow keys to navigate to the column and using the CTRL + SPACE shortcut to select the entire column. The formula will be in the form of =sum(A:A).## What is the SUM formula in Excel?

The SUM function in excel adds the numerical values in a range of cells. Being categorized under the Math and Trigonometry function, it is entered by typing

**“=SUM” followed by the values**to be summed. The values supplied to the function can be numbers, cell references or ranges.## How do I SUM a column in sheets?

**What to Know**

- Easiest option: Click the cell, select SUM in the Functions menu, and select the cells you want to add.
- Or click the cell, enter =SUM( and select the cells. Close with ). Press Enter.
- You can also use the Function button to create a sum.

## Can you sum text in Excel?

Sum if cell contains text

If you are looking for an Excel formula to find cells containing specific text and sum the corresponding values in another column, use the **SUMIF function**. … To sum with multiple criteria, use the SUMIFS function.