SUM function

Adds all the numbers in the specified arguments.

Syntax

SUM(number1,number2,...)

Number1, number2,...     are 1 to 30 arguments for which you want the total value or sum.

Remarks

  • Numbers, logical values, and text representations of numbers that you type directly into the list of arguments are counted. See the first and second examples following.

  • Arguments cause errors if they are error values or text that cannot be translated into numbers.

Examples

Col1

Col2

Col3

Col4

Col5

Formula

Description (Result)

-5

15

30

TRUE

=SUM(3, 2)

Adds 3 and 2 (5)

-5

15

30

TRUE

=SUM("5", 15, TRUE)

Adds 5, 15 and 1, because the text values are translated into numbers, and the logical value TRUE is translated into the number 1 (21)

-5

15

30

TRUE

=SUM([Col1], [Col2], [Col3])

Adds the first three numbers in the columns (40)

-5

15

30

TRUE

=SUM([Col1], [Col2], [Col3], 15)

Adds the first three numbers in the columns, and 15 (55)

-5

15

30

TRUE

=SUM([Col4], [Col5], 2)

Adds the values in the last two columns and 2 (3)

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