Totaling values of a single cell from ALL existing worksheets.

I have a workbook that has 20-30 Tabs of various names, all identically formatted.  Is there a way to total cells from each worksheet without an enormous statement like =SUM(HomeDepot!C7+Sears!C7+WalMart!C7...) etc.?
Bill GoldenExecutive Managing MemberAsked:
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Ryan ChongBusiness Systems Analyst , ex-Senior Application EngineerCommented:
even each sheet's formatting is the same u need to tell Excel which cells to add into ur formula.

so u need to hav a series of sum formula, like

Ryan ChongBusiness Systems Analyst , ex-Senior Application EngineerCommented:
if not we gonna to do it via VBA in workbook_open event to add those values together.
Ryan ChongBusiness Systems Analyst , ex-Senior Application EngineerCommented:
for my 2nd suggestion, you can try:

Private Sub Workbook_Open()
    For Each ws In Worksheets
        If ws.Name <> Worksheets(1).Name Then
            v = v + ws.Cells(7, "C")
        End If
    Worksheets(1).Cells(3, "C") = v
End Sub

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Roy CoxGroup Finance ManagerCommented:
This trick can be adapted for your needs.
If you have data on several sheets and need to create a summary then this example demonstrates a simple way to  create a summary sheet of the data from those sheets.
Note: The layout of the data must be exactly the same on each sheet, i. e corresponding amounts should always be in the same cell on each sheet.
For example a chain of shops has a sheet for each shop that records sales.. These sheets should be collected into one workbook, that in addition has a sheet with the same layout to hold the summary. You could use a formula like:
 =Sheet1!B2 +Sheet2!B2 + Sheet3!B8
However, this formula will need updating whenever a sheet is added or removed. My example demonstrates a simple way to summarise the data that will not involve having to change formulas if you change the number of data sheets. To make this trick work you need to add two sheets, one between the summary sheet and the the first data sheet and the other sheet should be to the right of the last data sheet. In the example I have named them Top and Bottom. In the summary sheet you add formulas to sum the corresponding data like:=SUM(Top:Bottom!B2)
In the formula Top & Bottom are the outside sheet names. So this formula will add up the amounts on each sheet between these sheets that is in B2. If you use this method to record monthly data then you can add sheets as required. Providing that you use the same layout and place the new sheet between “Top” & “Bottom” then the data will update without any changes to the formula. By moving a sheet outside of the Top & Bottom tabs, that sheet's data is no longer included in the Summary sheet.
In Excel you can move the position of a sheet by simply clicking on the relevant Worksheet tab and dragging it to a different position. This makes this trick even more useful because you can see what would happen to the summary if you move a data sheet from between between the Top & Bottom tabs. This data is then removed from the totals, so in the simple example you could see the effect of closing one of the group’s branches.
I have added a macro that adds a sheet in the specified position between Top  & Bottom. This sheet is based on a hidden Template the workbook. The user is prompted by a Excel VBA MessageBox to provide a new name for the record sheet that is added.

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Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
You have two options.....

Assuming you have one Summary Sheet and some other sheets with data which you want to summarize on Summary sheet.

In my example, I have assumed your first sheet is Summary Sheet and 17 other sheets named Sheet1, Sheet2....Sheet18. These names could be different as per your actual workbook and should be changed in the proposed formulas accordingly.


In your summary sheet, in the formula cell, try this...


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If the other formula doesn't work for you, follow these steps.....

1) In the formula cell type =SUM(
2) Now click on the first data sheet tab (in this example Sheet2 tab).
3) Hold down the Shift key and click on your last data sheet tab (in this example Sheet18).
4) Click on Cell C7.
5) Close the closing bracket of the formula and press Enter.

Method 2

In any column of your choice list all the Sheet Names, in the proposed formula, I have listed the Sheet Names in col. P starting from P2:P18.

Now in the formula cell try this.....


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Both the methods will give you the sum of cell C7 of each data sheet.

For details refer to the attached file.

Does this help?
Bill GoldenExecutive Managing MemberAuthor Commented:
I hope to test the various solutions provided during the next two days.
Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
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Bill GoldenExecutive Managing MemberAuthor Commented:
I wasn't able to do exactly what I wanted, but the various advice and solutions helped me shorten the process.
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