I would like to create a column that contains a running decrementing tally, but is decremented by an amount from a different column on the same spreadsheet. Also, I would like to be able to add rows, without modifying this function. (i.e. such that this function will "Autofill" automatically when I insert new rows)

It seems like the ARRAYFORMULA will do this, but every time I've tried, I get a circular reference error. I have an example spreadsheet below with this error, can anyone correct my formula?


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You get a circular reference because you have


in column C. This is circular reference because column C references itself (C2:C) in the formula.

What you need is something like the following in column C

  • The suggested solution being pasted in C3 leads to Circular dependency detected Could you elaborate on it?
    – Distagon
    Commented Mar 26, 2021 at 18:38

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