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Subject:      Re: [libreoffice-users] Calc question
Date:         Fri, 24 Jan 2014 07:50:14 -0500
From:         Carl Paulsen <>
To:   Alan B <>

Isn't this the role of the pivot table?  That could provide a total for 
both number (of purchases) and total of "price" if set up correctly.  
Maybe I'm missing something here though.

On 1/23/14 9:58 PM, Alan B wrote:
On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 9:28 PM, Pikov Andropov<>  wrote:

Next to each buyer will be a price. How do I total the amount of a
buyer's purchase "on the fly", so-to-speak?

Have labels at the top of each column such as Buyer and Price.
Once you're ready to get your totals by buyer
1) sort by buyer as you intend
2) select the entire data range including the column labels
3) from the menu select "Data | Subtotals..."
4) in the Subtotals dialog box make sure the "Group by" option is "Buyer"
5) tick the "Price" check box in the "Calculate subtotals for" list
6) confirm "Sum" is the selected function in the "Use function" list
7) click the "OK" button

You'll be back to your spreadsheet with subtotals for each Buyer inserted.
Plus to the left of the row numbers you'll see outline features that allow
hiding and showing the various subtotaled rows.


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