How To Apply Formula To Entire Column in Google Sheets

Last Updated on October 30, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to apply formula to entire column in Google Sheets.

Once ready, we’ll get started by utilizing real-world examples to show you how to apply formula to entire column in Google Sheets.

Apply Formula to Entire Column

To apply the formula to the entire column, you can simply insert the formula as normal, then an autofill pop-up box will appear if you use a Mac. you will then press ‘command’ + ‘return’ at the same time to autofill.

The second way to apply the formula to the entire column is to insert the formula in the first cell, then select the entire column and press ‘command’ + ‘D’ at the same time.

The third way to apply the formula to the entire column is to click and drag the fill handle to copy the content of a cell to nearby cells (the small square in the bottom-right corner of the selected cell).

This can be tricky with larger spreadsheets, though, since you’ll have to wait for Excel to scroll to the bottom of your sheet while holding down the mouse button. There is, fortunately, another shortcut, which is to double-click the fill handle to instantly copy the contents of the selected cell downwards.

Summary

That’s all there is to it. You are welcome to copy the example spreadsheet below to see how it is done. The most crucial lesson is to enjoy yourself while doing it.

In this tutorial, I covered how to apply formula to entire column in Google Sheets. Want more? Check out all the Google Sheets Tutorials.