SUM function


The Klipfolio SUM function calculates the sum of all non-blank values in a range of data and returns the result as a single value.

The syntax for the SUM function is:

SUM( data )

SUM example

Let's look at a SUM function example.

Note: These procedures assume you are in the Klip Editor as a result of building a Klip or editing a Klip.

  1. Select a component from the Component Tree (Column, Primary Value, etc).
  2. Click the Start Formula link in the formula editor.
  3. Click the Insert function button on the formula editing toolbar.
  4. Select SUM from the Function's menu.

  1. Click on the Data link in the SUM function.
  2. Select a value or range of values to include in the SUM.

The values selected are added together to create a sum total.

Examples of the SUM function

The SUM function is useful because it allows you to quickly determine the total for a range of values and can be used in any number of nested formulas. The following examples show different ways you can use a SUM function.

Using a SUM and SLICE function

By using a SLICE function to clean up your data selection you can remove the first value from a column and specify the range you want to include in the equation. If your data source is frequently updated, this method is useful for ensuring that the SUM equation is always using the most current information. For example, selecting an entire column of data means that if additional rows are added to that column, the new values will be automatically included in the equation.

Using a SUM and IF function

The SUM function can work well with an IF function if you want to perform some math in the condition element of the IF formula. This method applies to any math function like an AVERAGE, or MIN/MAX/MEDIAN functions. Note that this example also incorporates a SLICE function (see above) and operators to create a meaningful equation.

Related links:


  1. Introduction: Using formulas
  2. Data Manipulation functions
  3. Logic functions
  4. Math functions
  5. SELECT function
  6. Text Functions
  7. Date and Time Functions
  8. Statistics Functions
  9. ABS function
  10. AND function
  11. ARRAY function
  12. AVERAGE function
  13. BETWEEN function
  14. BLANK function
  15. CAPITALIZE function
  16. CEILING function
  17. CONCAT function
  18. CONTAINS function
  19. COUNT function
  20. COUNTALL function
  21. COUNTBLANK function
  22. COUNTDISTINCT function
  23. COUNTIF function
  24. COUNT_DAYS function
  25. COUNTNUMERIC function
  26. CUMULATIVE function
  28. DATASOURCE function
  29. DATE and DATEVALUE functions
  30. Using Date and Time Formats
  31. DATERANGE function
  32. DATE_ADD function
  33. DATE_CLOSEST function
  34. DATE_CONVERT function
  35. DATE_ENDOF function
  36. DATE_IN function
  37. DATE_SET function
  38. DATE_STARTOF function
  39. DATE_UNITVALUE function
  40. FLOOR function
  41. ERF function
  42. FIRST function
  43. ERFC function
  44. GROUP and GROUPBY functions
  45. IF function
  46. IN function
  47. INDEXOF function
  48. JOIN function
  49. LAST function
  50. LASTINDEXOF function
  51. LEFT function
  52. LOOKUP function
  53. LOWER function
  54. MAP function
  55. MAX function
  56. MIN function
  57. MEDIAN function
  58. MOD function
  59. MODE function
  60. Moving Average (Cumulative)
  61. Moving Average (Exponential)
  62. Moving Average (Simple)
  63. NORMSDIST function
  64. NOT function
  65. NOW function
  66. NUMBERFORMAT function
  67. OR function
  68. PADVALUES function
  69. POWER function
  70. RANK function
  71. REMOVE_EMOJI function
  72. REPEAT function
  73. REPLACE function
  74. REVERSE function
  75. RIGHT function
  76. ROUND function
  77. SET function
  78. SLICE function
  79. SLOPE function
  80. SORT function
  81. SPLICE function
  82. STANDARDIZE function
  83. STDEV function
  84. STDEVP function
  85. SUBSTITUTE function
  86. SUBSTITUTE_REGEX function
  87. SUBSTRING function
  88. SUM function
  89. SUMIF function
  90. SWITCH function
  91. TEXT_REVERSE function
  92. TODAY function
  93. TRIM function
  94. TRUNCATE function
  95. UPPER function
  96. URLDECODE function
  97. URLENCODE function
  98. VARIANCE function
  99. VARIANCEP function
  100. YESTERDAY function
  101. ZTEST function

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