# Summarize only filtered values using SUBTOTAL & AGGREGATE formulas

Posted on August 25th, 2015 in Learn Excel - 4 comments

We all know the good old SUM() formula. It can sum up values in a range. But what if you want to sum up only filtered values in a range? SUM() doesn’t care if a value is filtered or not. It just sums up the numbers. But there are other formulas that can pay attention to the filters. Let’s learn about them.

### Summarize filtered values using SUBTOTAL & AGGREGATE Formulas – video

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### What do you use SUBTOTAL for?

Do you use SUBTOTAL and AGGREGATE functions? What do you use them for? Please share your thoughts in the comments section.

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### 4 Responses to “Summarize only filtered values using SUBTOTAL & AGGREGATE formulas”

1. Heather says:

Thanks Chandoo - once again you have inspired me to look at a different function for something I do regularly.

I have used the Subtotal function for years, but had completely ignored Aggregate - and this showed me that I really need to look at this function more closely.

I use Subtotal for filtering purposes, but also to provide subtotals of my numbers and know that they can be ignored when I use a Subtotal at the very bottom to sum the entire column.

2. Kiev says:

Thanks, Chandoo, I am very happy to know this new function - aggregate, it make such a compensate for the subtotal...great...

3. MF says:

I use SUBTOTAL(103,Ref) to determine whether a row is hidden or not.

4. prasha99 says:

superb! its a great help.

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