Sum of money in a column problem

Guy1234

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So I have an excel sheet like in the first image. Column 'A' shows how much money is being added or removed from a bank account on a particular date, column 'B' is the date that money was added or removed, and column 'C' is supposed to show the sum total of the money in the bank account on each day.

Columns 'B' and 'C' are eventually going to be highlighted and used to make a scatter plot graph showing the rise and fall of money in a bank account over time.

What can I do to make it so column 'C' correctly displays the sum total of money in a bank account?

Three images have been attached to this post to explain the question.



Now what I can do is just manually type in the sum total number in column 'C' but that would take months to type out.

I tried typing in the function "=SUM(A2:A1000)" into the cell "C2" and dragged it down, but as we can see from the attached image, that clearly doesn't work.

Any solutions?
 

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Peter_SSs

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Welcome to the MrExcel board!

For the future, I suggest that you investigate the following for providing sample data:
MrExcel has a tool called “XL2BB” that lets you post samples of your data that will allow us to copy/paste it to our Excel spreadsheets, so we can work with the same copy of data that you are. Instructions on using this tool can be found here: XL2BB Add-in

Note that there is also a "Test Here” forum on this board. This is a place where you can test using this tool (or any other posting techniques that you want to test) before trying to use those tools in your actual posts.


Try this formula in cell C2 and copy down
Excel Formula:
=N(C1)+A2
 
Solution

Guy1234

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Sorry I haven't posted in a while but your solution worked, Peter_SSs. Thanks for your help
 

Peter_SSs

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You're welcome. Thanks for the follow-up. :)
 

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