Excel - HOW DO I MULTIPLY MANY CELLS BY A CONSTANT CELL ?
Asked By FROGGYDOLL on 15-Feb-08 01:56 PM
I HAVE A COLUMN OF 200 CELLS THAT I WANT TO MULTIPLY BY A CONSTANT CELL.
HOW DO I LOCK THE CONSTANT CELL IN THE FORMULA SO WHEN I COPY IT DOWN THE
COLUMN THAT CELL STAYS THE SAME ?
EXAMPLE: THE CONSTANT CELL IS H7, WHEN I COPY THE FORMULA FROM THE FIRST
CELL (A1*H7), I WANT THE 200 CELLS TO FOLLOW HAVING THE SAME CONSTANT CELL -
B1*H7, C1*H7, D1*H7, E1*H7, ......
T. Valko replied on 15-Feb-08 02:05 PM
Try it like this:
The $ "locks" the row number.
Likewise, if you were copying across a row =A1*$H7, "locks" the column
$H$7 "locks" both column and row.
Microsoft Excel MVP
JP replied on 16-Feb-08 09:10 PM
Please turn off the caps lock, it looks like you are SHOUTING.
If you want to multiply a column of cells by a single cell, simply
change the formula to an absolute reference.
When you fill this down/across, it will change to B1*$H$7, C1*$H$7,
On Feb 15, 1:56=A0pm, FROGGYDOLLY
kbackman replied on 15-Feb-08 02:06 PM
When you enter the formula you can make the reference to H7 abslolute by
Either typing $H$7 or by typing H7 and pressing the F4 key.
Then, when you copy the formula the cell reference doesn't change.
The $ before the column letter says don't adjust the column reference and
the $ row number says don't adjust the row reference.
Look up Absolute References in Help for a more detailed explanation.
FSt replied on 15-Feb-08 02:07 PM
use absolute references ie
Roni replied on 15-Feb-08 02:08 PM
Use the dollar sign to freeze the column ($H7), the row (H$7), or both ($H$7)
demechani replied on 15-Feb-08 02:08 PM
The dollar sign will "fix" it, ie make the cell ref absolute
Btw, pl don't use all caps. Hard on the eyes, and considered impolite by many.
Gord Dibben replied on 15-Feb-08 02:40 PM
You say you have a column of 200 cells but then you describe multiplying cells
across row 1(A1, B1, C1 etc.) by a constant in H7
Which is it? A column or a row.?
Whatever the case........If a one-time operation enter the constant number in an
Select and copy.
Select the range to of cells to multiply and edit>paste special>multiply>ok>esc.
Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP
On Fri, 15 Feb 2008 10:56:03 -0800, FROGGYDOLLY
FROGGYDOLL replied on 15-Feb-08 03:19 PM
THANKS SO MUCH. I WAS DRAWING AN "ABSOLUTE" BLANK ON HOW DO IT. NOW THAT
I'VE READ YOUR RESPONSE - I REMEMBER.
FROGGYDOLL replied on 15-Feb-08 03:21 PM
FROGGYDOLL replied on 15-Feb-08 03:24 PM
T. Valko replied on 15-Feb-08 04:16 PM
Microsoft Excel MVP
Nic Gur replied on 12-May-09 09:50 AM
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t c replied to T. Valko on 22-Apr-10 10:18 AM