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Horizontal Is there a way to dynamically summarize a row of data ($$) under a row of dates to include each new month. In other words can I create a YTD number at the end of the row, without having to re-create my data to ad each new month to the previous. Exampe 2007: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec YTDTotal 100 200 300 400 500 100 100 200 300 200 400 300 I want to create a YTD column at the end of the second row showing: 1500 YTD Total. Then for June include June dynamically (1600) etc.... Thanks! Phil

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Not sure if I get your problem. Do you mean the SUM() formula with the row does not work?
That is the simplest solution if you are entering the monthly numbers per month.

If you have all these values and need to sum them up based on the current month, you need to use the MONTH() with the NOW() formulas to get a month offset and use a relative reference for the SUM() formula.

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Here are the steps in Excel 2007, if this does not work for your version please add comment for me to reply to.


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