Improving the integrity of Excel's SUM function

Improving the integrity of Excel's SUM function

15 June 2013

My unscientific observation is that the SUM function is the most widely used function within Excel spreadsheets. This function makes it easy to add up multiple cells at once without laboriously adding multiple cells together individually.

Taking things a step further, the AutoSum feature makes it easy to instantly add multiple totals into a spreadsheet. However, such ease of use actually introduces risk into Excel spreadsheets.