Is there a VBA equivalent of Alt+= (Autosum) to sum a continuous block of numbers?

I have tried a using SendKeys "%=" but this only gives SUM() without the reference.

Edit: I have rows of data followed by 2 blank rows, beneath each set of data I want to add a sum.

Amount Description  
500 Text1  
500 Text2  

600 Text1  
600 Text2  
600 text3  
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    did you try recording a macro and looking at the results? – gns100 Dec 3 at 1:51
  • What do you want to autosum? Selection? Range above selection? Why do you need to do it in VBA? – Máté Juhász Dec 3 at 5:07
  • No such equivalent as standard function/procedure. You must create your own procedure, where you must check if CurrentCell.Offset(-1,0) is empty (i.e. does you must to sum horizontal or vertical range). – Akina Dec 3 at 6:06

You may use these VBA Macro as Standard Module:

Sub AutoSumRange()
 Dim lCell As Range
 Set lCell = Range("A1").End(xlDown).Offset(1, 0) 

 With Sheet1
 lCell.Formula = WorksheetFunction.Sum(Range(Range("A1"), Range("A1").End(xlDown)))
 End With
End Sub


  • This Macro will put SUM in the Last Row/Cell in Column A(suppose you have value in A2:A5, then in A6 and so on) and adjust every new value as and when inserted.
  • Cell A1 has Header value.


Adding this VBA code since reader's observation suggests to apply the SUM Formula in Last Cell & Macro should work like Keyboard Shortcut.

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Sub Test()
    Dim Rng As Range
    Dim c As Range
    Set Rng = Range("N1:N" & Range("N1").End(xlDown).Row)
    Set c = Range("N1").End(xlDown).Offset(1, 0)
    c.Formula = "=SUM(" & Rng.Address(False, False) & ")"
End Sub


  • Create Keyboard Shortcut to RUN the Macro.

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  • In above codes, Sheet Name & Cell references are editable.
  • "This Macro will put SUM in the Last Row/Cell in Column A(suppose you have value in A2:A5, then in A6 and so on) and adjust every new value as and when inserted." - that's not true worksheetfunction returns the sum as amount, not inserting formula into cell, it won't update automatically. docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office/vba/api/… – Máté Juhász Dec 3 at 5:23
  • @MátéJuhász, I don't think that OP is in need of Auto updation,,, but this works successfully when new value inserted (insert row) or modified & RUN it,,, ! – Rajesh S Dec 3 at 8:44
  • @MátéJuhász,, I've updated the post ,, new Macro inserts formula as well RUN through KB Shortcut also. – Rajesh S Dec 3 at 9:30

Here is a Sub which works with your test data:

Sub AutoSumColumn()
    Dim rngToSum As Range
    Dim TopCell As Range
    Dim BottomCell As Range

    Set rngToSum = Intersect(Selection.EntireColumn, ActiveSheet.UsedRange)
    Set TopCell = rngToSum.Cells(1, 1)
    If TopCell.Value = vbNullString Then
        Set TopCell = TopCell.End(xlDown)
    End If
        Set BottomCell = TopCell.End(xlDown)
        BottomCell.Offset(1, 0).Formula = "=sum(" & Range(TopCell, BottomCell).Address & ")"
        Set TopCell = BottomCell.Offset(1, 0).End(xlDown)
    Loop Until Intersect(rngToSum, TopCell) Is Nothing
End Sub

How it works:

  • select any cell in the column where you want to add autosum
  • start the macro

The macro then creates sum formula for each continuous range. It'll include reference to text fields too, however it won't affect result.

Sheet after running the macro:

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  • ,, if I'm not wrong OP has never demanded for SUBTOTALs,,, but the concern was how to update Column Total,,, !! – Rajesh S Dec 4 at 4:46
  • Also,, whenever the location changes it doesn't works suppose I've data from A15:A18 and I've selected Cell A19 ,, this macro puts formula =SUM(A1:A18),, which should =SUM(A15:A18) ! – Rajesh S Dec 4 at 4:58
  • @RajeshS This code works on the sample data provided by OP. – Máté Juhász Dec 4 at 5:20
  • @ Máté Juhász ,, when I've had posted my answer Yday,, Op hasn't any Sample data,, !! And no link is available with post also. – Rajesh S Dec 4 at 5:26
  • @MátéJuhász This almost works but for one lines (3rd example) it breaks down it keeps going to the next lot and then sums both. – Naz Dec 12 at 19:41

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