SUM function adds all numbers in fields and/or table column/row and returns the result.

Syntax

SUM(number1, [number2],...)

For example:

  • =SUM([Price 1], [Price 2])
  • =SUM([Field 1] + [Field 2])
  • =SUM([Field 3], [Field 4], 2)

Argument name

Description

number1 (Required)

The first number you want to add. The number can be like 4, a field reference like [Price 3], or a table range like [Pricing]![4][1]:[4][10]

number2 (Optional)

This is the second number you want to add. You can add as many values as you need.

Examples

Create three separate fields with the following values in the Default Value property.

Create a table with one column and three rows with the following in the Default Values of the column.

Field

Default Value

Field 1

-5

Field 2

15

Field 3

30

Formula

Description

Result

=SUM([Field 1], [Field 2])
=[Field 1] + [Field 2]

Adds Field 1 and Field 2 together

10

=SUM([Field 3], [Field 1], 10)
=[Field 3] + [Field 1] + 10

Adds Field 3 and Field 1 first, and then adds 10

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Using SUM in tables

Column 1

Column 2

10

5

12

7

15

9

Formula

Description

Result

=SUM([Table]![1][1]:[1][3],[Table]![2][1]:[2][3])

Sums column 1 and column 2

58

=SUM([Table]![1][1]:[1][3],15)

Adds the values in the top three rows of the first column of the table, and then adds 15

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