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Chapter 5. Focusing on Specific Data Usi... > Performing Calculations on Filtered ...

Performing Calculations on Filtered Data

When you filter your worksheet, you limit the data that appears. The ability to focus on the data that’s most vital to your current needs is important, but there are a few limitations. One limitation is that any formulas you have created don’t change their calculations, even if some of the rows used in the formula are hidden by the filter.


There are two ways you can find the total of a group of filtered cells. The first method is to use AutoCalculate. To use AutoCalculate, you select the cells you want to find the total for. When you do, the total for the cells appears on the status bar, at the lower edge of the Excel window.


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