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QUESTION: Hello

How do I have a running total of my stock after each sale?  
For example          1000
     sold          100
Automatically showing          900

How do I get this automatically calculated please?
This is Excel 2010

Thank you,   Gabe

ANSWER: Hi Gabe,

Do you have any kind of an excel file or a format you are using? If yes, please share a screenshot. The answer can change depending on layout of your file.

Thanks,
Gulshan.

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QUESTION: Hello again

Thanks for answering.  

This is just a plain Excel 2010 sheet.  No special format at all.

Thanks again,  Gabe

Answer
Create 4 columns in your excel, column A contains the opening balance. B contains the inwards. C contains the outwards. D contains the closing balance.
In column D1, enter the formula as =A1 + B1 - C1 and that becomes your closing balance.
In column A2, enter the formula as =D1 so that the prior closing balance becomes your current opening balance.
Copy this formula to the entire range and use one row for one movement. This should give you what you need.

Hope this helps.

Gulshan.
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