# Sum Function

Returns the sum of a set of values contained in a specified field on a query.

## Syntax

**Sum(**
*expr*
**)**

The *expr* placeholder represents a string expression identifying the field that contains the numeric data you want to add or an expression that performs a calculation using the data in that field. Operands in *expr* can include the name of a table field, a constant, or a function (which can be either intrinsic or user-defined but not one of the other SQL aggregate functions).

## Remarks

The **Sum** function totals the values in a field. For example, you could use the **Sum** function to determine the total cost of freight charges.

The **Sum** function ignores records that contain Null fields. The following example shows how you can calculate the sum of the products of UnitPrice and Quantity fields:

```
```SELECT Sum(UnitPrice * Quantity) AS [Total Revenue]

FROM [Order Details];

You can use the **Sum** function in a query expression. You can also use this expression in the **SQL** property of a QueryDef object or when creating a Recordset based on an SQL query.