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SUM function [Aggregate]

Returns the total of the specified expression for each group of rows.

Syntax 1
SUM( expression | DISTINCT expression )
  • expression   The object to be summed. This is commonly a column name.

  • DISTINCT expression   Computes the sum of the unique values of expression in the input.


Rows where the specified expression is NULL are not included.

Returns NULL for a group containing no rows.

See also
Standards and compatibility
  • SQL/2003   Core feature.


The following statement returns the value 3749146.740.

SELECT SUM( Salary )
FROM Employees;