Summing Stock Lists

In order to calculate sum of stock lists we will multiply the quantity with price of stock, we will use SUM & SUMPRODUCT function to get the output.

SUM: Adds all the numbers in a range of cells

Syntax: =SUM(number1,number2,…)

There can be a maximum of 255 arguments refer below screenshot:
SUMPRODUCT: Returns the sum of the products of corresponding ranges or arrays.

Syntax: =SUMPRODUCT(array1,array2,array3,…)

There can be maximum of 255 arrays in Sumproduct function refer below screenshot

Let us take an example:

In order to calculate the Price after multiplying each cell value from Stock List with the corresponding Qty&then take sum of all the prices, we can use SUM & SUMPRODUCT functions.

1. Price = Stock List x Qty


2. Copy the formula to below range of cells & then take total of all the Price

Column A contains list of stock. Column B contains quantity. Column C contains stock price. In order to calculate the price we need to calculate the sum by multiplying quantity & price & then take sum.

  • In D2 the formula would be
  • {=SUM(($B$2:$B$10)*($C$2:$C$10))}
  • This is an array formula which requires formula to be enclosed with curly brackets by using CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER.

There is another way by which we can find the same result by using SUMPRODUCT function.

  • In cell E2 the formula would be
  • =SUMPRODUCT(($B$2:$B$10)*($C$2:$C$10))
  • Press Enter on your keyboard.
  • The function will return the same result.


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