SUM DAX Function (Aggregation)

Adds all the numbers in a column.


SUM ( <ColumnName> )
Parameter Attributes Description

The column that contains the numbers to sum.

Return values

Scalar A single value of any type.

Result of the sum.


When used with a single column, the SUM function internally executes SUMX, without any performance difference.
The following SUM call:

SUM ( table[column] )

corresponds to the following SUMX call:


The result is blank in case there are no rows in the table with a non-blank value.

Related functions

Other related functions are:

Last update: Sep 15, 2020   » Contribute   » Show contributors

Contributors: Alberto Ferrari, Marco Russo

MSDN documentation:

Context Transition

This function performs a Context Transition if called in a Row Context. Click to read more.

Row Context

This expression is executed in a Row Context. Click to read more.


Not recommended

The use of this function is not recommended. See Remarks and Related functions for alternatives.

Not recommended

The use of this parameter is not recommended.


This function is deprecated. Jump to the Alternatives section to see the function to use.


This parameter is deprecated and its use is not recommended.


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