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MySQL SUM() Function

❮ MySQL Functions

Example

Return the sum of the "Quantity" field in the "OrderDetails" table:

SELECT SUM(Quantity) AS TotalItemsOrdered FROM OrderDetails;
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Definition and Usage

The SUM() function calculates the sum of a set of values.

Note: The SUM() function ignores NULL values in the expression.

Syntax

SUM(expression)

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
expression Required. A field or a formula

Technical Details

Works in: MySQL 5.7, MySQL 5.6, MySQL 5.5, MySQL 5.1, MySQL 5.0, MySQL 4.1, MySQL 4.0, MySQL 3.23

❮ MySQL Functions