# SUM

Adds all the numbers in a column.

## Syntax

```
SUM(<column>)
```

#### Parameters

Term | Definition |
---|---|

column | The column that contains the numbers to sum. |

## Return value

A decimal number.

## Remarks

If you want to filter the values that you are summing, you can use the SUMX function and specify an expression to sum over.

## Example

The following example adds all the numbers that are contained in the column, Amt, from the table, Sales.

```
=SUM(Sales[Amt])
```