Is it possible to sum a range of cells while ignoring rows which are not hidden?


I'm not sure if you necessarily require a Google Apps Script solution; the tags you have used suggest that a spreadsheet formula might be adequate. If this is the case, then it is definitely possible to achieve this using SUBTOTAL.

For example:


will sum all cells in column A that are not hidden. 109 is the function_code which consists of 9 for SUM, prepended with 10 so hidden values will be skipped.

Your question requests that the sum should be "ignoring rows that are not hidden", which, I believe, is equivalent to "sum the hidden rows". This may be achieved using:

  • Where can the reference be found regarding the function_code argument? I've learned something today !! Thanks for that. – Jacob Jan Tuinstra Jun 20 '13 at 5:55
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    Unfortunately the Google Docs documentation leaves something to be desired (the links within that blog post used to work). In this case I think it would be reasonably safe to rely on the Excel documentation: office.microsoft.com/en-au/excel-help/… – AdamL Jun 20 '13 at 6:15
  • Documentation for SUBTOTAL (including function_code) can be found at Google Docs Help Center. – kenorb Aug 4 '15 at 22:23
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    @pnuts that is indeed how the OP reads literally. Will edit the answer. – AdamL Sep 29 '17 at 10:47

Turns out its not possible (for now).

Feature request: https://code.google.com/p/google-apps-script-issues/issues/detail?id=195

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