You can organize one-input tables in two ways: column input or row input.

### How to organize the input values in a column

Column-input tables are organized with the values listed in a vertical
array and the formulas listed horizontally. To create a simple column input table, follow these steps:

- Create a new workbook.
- In cells B3:B6, type the following data:
Cell Value
----------------
B3 10
B4 13
B5 14
B6 19

These values are the variables that Excel will substitute into the formulas. - In cell C2, type the following formula:
=B1+2

**NOTE**: In this formula, B1 is the column-input cell. This column-input cell represents the variable value in the formula. This cell must be located outside the table (it may or may not contain data). Because this table is set up in cells B2:E6, and B1 is outside the table, B1 is a valid column-input cell. - In cell D2, type the following formula:
=B1*2

- In cell E2, type the following formula:
=INT(B1/2)

- Select cells B2:E6.
- On the
**Data** menu, click **Table**. - In the
**Column Input Cell** box, type B1. Because this is a one input table, leave the **Row Input Cell** box blank.

One-Input table with input values in a column (with formulas displayed)
=======================================================================
| A | B | C | D | E
---|---|-----|--------------|--------------|-----------
1 | | | | |
2 | | |=B1+2 |=B1*2 |=INT(B1/2)
3 | | 10|{=TABLE(,B1)} |{=TABLE(,B1)} |{=TABLE(,B1)}
4 | | 13|{=TABLE(,B1)} |{=TABLE(,B1)} |{=TABLE(,B1)}
5 | | 14|{=TABLE(,B1)} |{=TABLE(,B1)} |{=TABLE(,B1)}
6 | | 19|{=TABLE(,B1)} |{=TABLE(,B1)} |{=TABLE(,B1)}
One-Input table with input values in a column (with values displayed)
=====================================================================
| A | B | C | D | E
---|---|---|-----|----|--------
1 | | | | |
2 | | |#+2 |#*2 |INT(#/2)
3 | | 10| 12|20 | 5
4 | | 13| 15|26 | 6
5 | | 14| 16|28 | 7
6 | | 19| 21|38 | 9

The values displayed in cells C2, D2, and E2 are number formats. To
duplicate these values, follow these steps:

- Select cell C2.
- On the
**Format** menu, click **Cells**. - Click the
**Number** tab. - In the
**Category** list, click **Custom**. - In the
**Type** box , type "#+2" (with the quotation marks). - Click
**OK**. - Repeat steps 1-6, but select cells D2 and E2 in step 1, and enter the formats as "#*2" and "INT(#/2)" respectively (including the quotation marks).

### How to organize the input values in a row

Row-input tables are organized with the variable values listed in a
horizontal array and the formulas listed vertically. To create a simple row-input table, follow these steps:

- In cells C9:F9, type the following data:
Cell Value
----------------
C9 19.95
D9 20.98
E9 13.50
F9 10

These values are the variables that Excel will substitute into the formulas. - In cell B10, type the following formula:
=A10*7.8%

**NOTE**: In this formula, A10 is the row-input cell. The row-input cell represents the variable value in the formula and must be located in a cell outside the table. This cell may or may not contain data. Because this table is set up in cells B9:F11, and A10 is outside the table, A10 is a valid row-input cell. - In cell B11, type the following formula:
=A10+A10*7.8%

- Select cells B9:F11.
- On the
**Data** menu, click **Table**. - In the
**Row Input Cell** box, type A10. Because this is a one-input table, leave the **Column Input Cell** box blank.

One-Input table with row input cell (with formulas displayed):
==============================================================
| A | B | C | D | E | F
---|---|-------------|---------------|--------------|--------------|-----------
| | | | | |
9 | | | 19.95 | 20.98 | 13.5 | 10
10| |=A10*7.8% |{=TABLE(A10,)} |{=TABLE(A10,)}|{=TABLE(A10,)}|{=TABLE(A10,)}
11| |=A10+A10*7.8% |{=TABLE(A10,)} |{=TABLE(A10,)}|{=TABLE(A10,)}|{=TABLE(A10,)}
One-Input table with row input cell (with values displayed):
============================================================
| A | B | C | D | E | F
---|---|------|------|------|------|-----
| | | | | |
9 | | |19.95 |20.98 |13.50 |10.00
10| |Tax | 1.56 | 1.64 | 1.05 | 0.78
11| |Total |21.51 |22.62 |14.55 |10.78

The values displayed in cells B10 and B11 are number formats. To duplicate
these values, follow these steps:

- Select cell B10.
- On the
**Format** menu, click **Cells**. - Click the
**Number** tab. - In the
**Category** list, click **Custom**. - In the
**Type** list, type "Tax" (with the quotation marks). - Click
**OK**. - Repeat steps 1-6, but select cell B11 in step 1, and type the format as "Total" (with the quotation marks).