I'm trying to make a employee check-in chart for the year with one viewing tab, and 12 reference tabs for data entry. Within a given month, the dates are horizontal, D4:AG4, and the employees check in, represented with a '1', marked vertically in each day column. I then made a formula on the viewing tab, Sheet1, for each day of that month to bring back the sum of all the employees checked in that day, like this:


The problem is, each entry is for a day, and I'm trying not to enter those formulas 365 times for the whole year. Is there a function I can use to autofill downwards without it changing the reference cells vertically too? This is what using the auto fill does right now:

  • I'm sure you are looking for $. Put $ before the row number so it won't be increased/decreased when you autofill, ex: Sheet2!F$4:F$53 based on your first example. – Vylix May 26 '17 at 3:39

To do this, you should use the $ when using cell references. Putting a $ before the Cell letter holds that cell letter when autofilling/dragging. Putting a $ before the cell number holds that cell number when autofilling/dragging. I do not believe however that you can increase

In your case, an easy way to do this is to first autofill your formula across horizontal 53 spaces (Cell B through BB, I'll explain why later). Next, copy those 53 cells, then when you go to paste in A1, make sure to paste -> special -> transpose. This will post the horizontal cell vertically. You can then go ahead and delete the horizontal cells that you created with the formula. The reason I say do it in cell B through BB, if you did it in cell A and then tried pasting over it, it would not let you and would come back with an error. This is just one solution of many.




in Sheet1!A1 and drag/copy it down to A30.

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If all your monthly data are organized in consequently numbered sheets Sheet2...Sheet13, then you can use this formula


in A1 and copy it to fill the whole range A1:L30 to get all months processed.

This is an example with random data:

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