#### auto sum function

```I just realized my final sum changes if I use the "sort
ascending" function.....

How do I fix this ?

thank u
```
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anonymous (74717)
9/6/2004 10:02:43 AM
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```Hi
where is your sum formula located?

--
Regards
Frank Kabel
Frankfurt, Germany

anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com wrote:
> I just realized my final sum changes if I use the "sort
> ascending" function.....
>
> How do I fix this ?
>
> thank u
```
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frank.kabel (11126)
9/6/2004 10:37:36 AM
```Down a colum

But also, i just found out info changes on each lines when
i use the "sort ascending" tool...

>-----Original Message-----
>Hi
>where is your sum formula located?
>
>--
>Regards
>Frank Kabel
>Frankfurt, Germany
>
>
>anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com wrote:
>> I just realized my final sum changes if I use the "sort
>> ascending" function.....
>>
>> How do I fix this ?
>>
>> thank u
>.
>
```
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anonymous (74717)
9/6/2004 11:22:35 AM
```Anytime you sort - you need to make sure you are sorting the proper range.
Say you have a table with headers on Row 2 starting in column D thru column
J.
Your data is in cells D3:J20;  Row 21 in columns H, I, and J has
=sum(h3:h20)...
Before performing a sort - click anywhere INSIDE the table (click on any
cell containing
your data - Excel guesses at the "table-range capable of being sorted" and
often times you can go ahead and proceed,  but I prefer to not leave
"things" open to chance, so I
instruct or tell Excel what my range is (and in your case example above - by
performing  the following...)  Click on D2 and drag the mouse over to column
J then down to Row 20 highlighting D2:J20 or making it the current
selection;
Then go to the menu select Data, sort - look carefully at the settings excel
has automatically assigned (this is your job!!) - note that the button at
Perform the sort.
Everything ***all your data*** should  stay together/intact only sorted as
you wanted;
even the sums should be fine as they were "omitted" from the sort..
HTH
Jim May

<anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:058c01c49403\$cef14e70\$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> Down a colum
>
> But also, i just found out info changes on each lines when
> i use the "sort ascending" tool...
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >Hi
> >where is your sum formula located?
> >
> >--
> >Regards
> >Frank Kabel
> >Frankfurt, Germany
> >
> >
> >anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com wrote:
> >> I just realized my final sum changes if I use the "sort
> >> ascending" function.....
> >>
> >> How do I fix this ?
> >>
> >> thank u
> >.
> >

```
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jmay (696)
9/6/2004 12:19:48 PM
```Nothing changes, can't I just tell Excell to remember each
cells/line it has included when I clicked on "sum". In my
sheet, each row has 3 different prices and my final totals
change if I use the tool "sort ascending" ?

>-----Original Message-----
>Anytime you sort - you need to make sure you are sorting
the proper range.
>Say you have a table with headers on Row 2 starting in
column D thru column
>J.
>Your data is in cells D3:J20;  Row 21 in columns H, I,
and J has
>=sum(h3:h20)...
>Before performing a sort - click anywhere INSIDE the
table (click on any
>cell containing
>your data - Excel guesses at the "table-range capable of
being sorted" and
>often times you can go ahead and proceed,  but I prefer
to not leave
>"things" open to chance, so I
>instruct or tell Excel what my range is (and in your case
example above - by
>performing  the following...)  Click on D2 and drag the
mouse over to column
>J then down to Row 20 highlighting D2:J20 or making it
the current
>selection;
>Then go to the menu select Data, sort - look carefully at
the settings excel
>has automatically assigned (this is your job!!) - note
that the button at
>Perform the sort.
>Everything ***all your data*** should  stay
together/intact only sorted as
>you wanted;
>even the sums should be fine as they were "omitted" from
the sort..
>HTH
>Jim May
>
>
>
>
><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>news:058c01c49403\$cef14e70\$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>> Down a colum
>>
>> But also, i just found out info changes on each lines
when
>> i use the "sort ascending" tool...
>>
>> >-----Original Message-----
>> >Hi
>> >where is your sum formula located?
>> >
>> >--
>> >Regards
>> >Frank Kabel
>> >Frankfurt, Germany
>> >
>> >
>> >anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com wrote:
>> >> I just realized my final sum changes if I use
the "sort
>> >> ascending" function.....
>> >>
>> >> How do I fix this ?
>> >>
>> >> thank u
>> >.
>> >
>
>
>.
>
```
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anonymous (74717)
9/6/2004 1:51:57 PM

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