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I'm new to excel so this might be a simple question. I have around 100 rows with 7 columns. Out of those, 4 column needs to have the value computed by 3rd and 2nd columns' value of the same row.

I know that this can be done using =C1*B1 and then copy paste this value to the next column. But I don't this is the easiest way. So please help me out with this and thanks in advance.

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Forgive me if I did not understand you question very well but try to convert your formula to this - $C1*$B1 and expand the formula to the needed columns and rows.

For copying the formula to other cells - highlight the last row and grab bottom corner to drag and extend to the next row or column.

Please refer to this tutorial for more information - http://www.cpearson.com/excel/relative.aspx

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Thanks for your answer. I want to avoid doing this drag and drop. I want to create an expression to automatically add these consecutive cell values –  Abilash Jan 28 '13 at 11:39
Is there any way to do this? –  Abilash Jan 28 '13 at 11:41
I want to set this expression for the entire column, once –  Abilash Jan 28 '13 at 11:43
I think this will help you - answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2007-excel/… –  K-man Jan 28 '13 at 12:24

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