#### Running Totals Problem

```Hi, I=92m having a problem with running totals.  I have several
spreadsheets with thousands of rows that are broken into groups.  I
have to create running totals for each group in the spreadsheet.  The
data is set up as follows, and the running totals formula should be in
column C.

Column A			Column B		Column C
Apples			1			1
Apples			5			6
Apples			3			9

Oranges			6			6
Oranges			1			7

Pears			2			2
Pears			3			5
Pears			5			10

Plums			8			8

Peaches			3			3
Peaches			2			5

The only way I know of to do this would be to use something like:

=3DSUM(\$B\$2:B2)

and copy it down for each group.  The problem is that because of the
absolute reference, I have to manually change it for the first cell in
each group before I can copy it down to the other cells in that same
group.  This would be all right for a few rows, but there are
thousands.

Is there any kind of formula that would do this that I could just type
once and copy all the way down the column?  I=92ve tried using various
formulas using the INDIRECT, OFFSET, and ADDRESS functions, but so far
I haven=92t had any success.  Maybe I'm not even on the right track with
this.

Does anyone know of a way to do this?  Thank you in advance for any
information.
```
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9/16/2011 10:14:22 AM
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```Hi, I just wanted to clarify about my data above since it looked like
it was aligned before I sent it but after posting it seems to have
gone askew.  Anyway, Column A is the name of the item, Column B is the
data I want to use for the running totals, and Column C is where I
want the formulas for the running totals to go.  Sorry for any
confusion.
```
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fjghny (11)
9/16/2011 10:35:08 AM
```Hi FJ,

Am Fri, 16 Sep 2011 03:14:22 -0700 (PDT) schrieb F J:

> Hi, I?m having a problem with running totals.  I have several
> spreadsheets with thousands of rows that are broken into groups.  I
> have to create running totals for each group in the spreadsheet.  The
> data is set up as follows, and the running totals formula should be in
> column C.

try:
=IF(A1="","",SUMIF(\$A\$1:A1,A1,\$B\$1:B1))

Regards
Claus Busch
--
Win XP PRof SP2 / Vista Ultimate SP2
Office 2003 SP2 /2007 Ultimate SP2
```
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claus_busch (107)
9/16/2011 10:37:35 AM
```Hi, Claus, thank you so much!  I just tried your formula and it works
great! :)  Thanks again! :)

On Sep 16, 6:37=A0am, Claus Busch <claus_bu...@t-online.de> wrote:
> Hi FJ,
>
> Am Fri, 16 Sep 2011 03:14:22 -0700 (PDT) schrieb F J:
>
> > Hi, I?m having a problem with running totals. =A0I have several
> > spreadsheets with thousands of rows that are broken into groups. =A0I
> > have to create running totals for each group in the spreadsheet. =A0The
> > data is set up as follows, and the running totals formula should be in
> > column C.
>
> try:
> =3DIF(A1=3D"","",SUMIF(\$A\$1:A1,A1,\$B\$1:B1))
>
> Regards
> Claus Busch
> --
> Win XP PRof SP2 / Vista Ultimate SP2
> Office 2003 SP2 /2007 Ultimate SP2

```
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fjghny (11)
9/16/2011 10:42:15 AM

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