Google Sheets: How to Sum Across Multiple Sheets


You can use the following basic syntax to sum values across multiple sheets in Google Sheets:

=SUM(Sheet1!A1, Sheet2!B5, Sheet3!A12, ...)

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

Example: Sum Across Multiple Sheets

Suppose we have three sheets titled week1, week2, and week3 that each contain data about eight basketball players and their total points scored during that week:

Each sheet has the exact same layout with “Player” in column A and “Points” in column B.

Now suppose we’d like to take the sum of points scored for each player during each week and display the sum in a new sheet called total:

We can use the following formula to do so:

=SUM(week1!B2, week2!B2, week3!B2)

The following screenshot shows how to use this formula in practice:

The “Total Points” column contains the sum of the points scored for each player across week1, week2, and week3.

For example:

  • Player A scored a total of 23 points across the three weeks.
  • Player B scored a total of 24 points across the three weeks.
  • Player C scored a total of 26 points across the three weeks.

And so on.

You can use this exact syntax to sum values across any number of sheets you’d like in Google Sheets.

Additional Resources

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

Google Sheets: How to Use COUNTIF From Another Sheet
Google Sheets: How to Use COUNTIF with Multiple Ranges
Google Sheets: How to Sum Values by Category
Google Sheets: A Simple Formula for “If Contains”

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