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21-Jan-2012, 06:44 PM #1
Solved: Simple Excel problem, I'm just overthinking, i'm sure...
Can someone help me figure out what I'm doing wrong.
I'm trying to autofill a column with a formula but it doesn't seem to be working right.

I have a column of numbers, cells A1=1, A2=1, A3=1, etc. (so the A column is all 1)
Then column B is various numbers, say... B1=1, B2=2, B3=3
These two columns are 20 rows. In cell B21 I have the total of all of column B
I want to put a formula in column D like =SUM(A1)-B21
Then I want to autofill the rest of column D with the same formula, changing (A1) with (A2) and so on as the column autofills. The problem I'm having is that it is also changing the B21, which I want to remain B21 for the entire column.

I hope this is a clear explanation of what I'm trying to do. Can someone help me figure this out. If you need more clarity, let me know. Thanks!
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21-Jan-2012, 10:00 PM #2
Replace B21 with $B$21. You are using relative addressing where you need an absolute address
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25-Jan-2012, 12:54 AM #3
See... I knew someone could help. Thank you.
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