How to Sum Filtered Rows in Google Sheets (With Examples)


The easiest way to take the sum of a filtered range in Google Sheets is to use the following syntax:

SUBTOTAL(109, A1:A10)

Note that the value 109 is a shortcut for taking the sum of a filtered range of rows.

The following example shows how to use this function in practice.

Example: Sum Filtered Rows in Google Sheets

Suppose we have the following spreadsheet that contains information about various basketball teams:

To add a filter to this data, we can highlight cells A1:B10, then click the Data tab, then click Create a filter:

We can then click the Filter icon at the top of the Points column and uncheck the box next to the first three values 84, 89, and 93:

Once we click OK, the data will be filtered to remove these values.

If we attempt to use the SUM() function to sum the points column of the filtered rows, it will actually return the sum of all of the original values:

Instead, we can use the SUBTOTAL() function:

This function takes the sum of only the visible rows.

We can manually verify this by taking the sum of the visible rows:

Sum of Visible Rows: 99 + 94 + 97 + 104 + 109 + 99 = 602.

Additional Resources

The following tutorials explain how to perform other common operations in Google Sheets:

Google Sheets: How to Use SUMIF with Multiple Columns
Google Sheets: How to Sum Across Multiple Sheets
Google Sheets: How to Sum Values by Category

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