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Subtotals

Excel's Subtotal feature enters formulas with the SUBTOTAL function in sorted database lists. The SUBTOTAL function (Figure 44) returns a subtotal for a sorted list. It uses the following syntax:

SUBTOTAL(function_num,ref)

Figure 44. The Subtotal dialog.

The function_num argument is a number that specifies which function to use. Table 3 shows the valid values. (I tell you about most of these functions in Chapter 5.) The ref argument is the range of cells to subtotal.

To subtotal a list

 1 Sort the list by the field(s) for which you want subtotals (Figure 43) and select any cell in the list. 2 Choose Data > Subtotals (Figure 9) to display ...

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