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How to use Excel SUM function

How to use Excel SUM function


All the basic information regarding Excel SUM function is listed in the table below. (This data is regularly updated from Microsoft and several resources)

Function: SUM
Function Category: Math and trigonometry
Description: Adds its arguments
Return Value: The sum of values supplied.
Syntax: =SUM (number1, [number2], [number3], …)
Applies to: Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000
Other languages: English: SUM
French:  SOMME
German: SUMME
Spanish:  SUMA
Dutch: SOM
Italian: SOMMA
Russian: СУММ
Danish: SUM
Swedish: SUMMA
Portuguese (Brazil): SOMA
Polish: SUMA
Finnish: SUMMA
Norwegian:  SUMMER
Portuguese (Portugal): SOMA
Czech:  SUMA
Hungarian: SZUM
Turkish: TOPLA
All Other Languages: SUM
Related Functions: SUMIF, SUMIFS



Syntax details with an example regarding the correct usage of Excel SUM function can be seen below.


=SUM (number1, [number2], [number3], …)

number1 The first item to sum.
number2 [optional] The second item to sum.
number3 [optional] The third item to sum.



Check the video below to see How to use Excel SUM function with some examples:



Here we provide a list of useful links which we think can be useful while trying to learn the function usage with some examples and tips.

Microsoft Office support page – Excel SUM formula: Sum

Function Examples:



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