# Summing Data from a Cell in a Number of Sheets in Microsoft Excel 2010

In this article, we will learn how to sum the data from a cell in a number of sheets.We use the Sum function with 3D reference in Microsoft Excel 2010.

SUM:This function is used to add the numbers in a range of cells.

The syntax of SUM formula:-  =SUM(number1,number2,……)

Let’s take an example to understand how we can add the numbers for rows.

We have sales data in range A1:A10. Now, we want to return the totalvalue.

Follow below given steps:-

• Select the cell A11.
• Write the formula.
• =SUM(A2:A10), and press Enter on your keyboard.
• The function will return the total value.

Let’s take an example and understand how we can add the data values from the different sheets.

In this example, we have a workbook with four successive sheets: January, February, March and Total.

In every sheet, we have sales data month wise. Column A contains Agent name, column B contains country name and column C contains Sales amount.

In the total sheet, we want to return the total amount of every agent in Column C.

Follow below given Steps:-

• Select the cell C2 in Total’s sheet.
• Write the formula.
• =SUM(  , select the tab for the first sheet, January.

• Hold the Shift key and then select the tab for the last sheet, March.
• Select cell B2, and then press Enter on your keyboard.
• The Formula is now =SUM(January:March!C2).

• The function will return the total sales amount for HOYT in cell C2.

• To return the total sales amount for every agent, copy the same formula by pressing the key Ctrl+C and paste in the range C3:C10 by pressing the key Ctrl+V on your keyboard.

This is the way you can get the sum of the data from a cell in a number of sheets in Microsoft Excel.