Excel SUM Function

This Excel Tutorial demonstrates how to use the Excel SUM Function in Excel to add numbers, with formula examples.

SUM Function Description:

The SUM Function Adds numbers together.

Formula Examples:

sum function examples

ExampleFormulaResult
1=SUM(B5:B8)27

Syntax and Arguments:

The Syntax for the SUM Formula is:

Function Arguments ( Inputs ):

number1 – Two or more numbers, separated by commas, or an array of numbers.

Additional Notes

SUM Examples in VBA

You can also use the SUM function in VBA. Type:
application.worksheetfunction.sum(number1,number2)
For the function arguments (number1, etc.), you can either enter them directly into the function, or define variables to use instead.

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How to use the SUM Function in Excel:

To use the AND Excel Worksheet Function, type the following into a cell:
=AND(
After entering it in the cell, notice how the AND formula inputs appear below the cell:
sum formula syntax
You will need to enter these inputs into the function. The function inputs are covered in more detail in the next section. However, if you ever need more help with the function, after typing “=SUM(” into a cell, without leaving the cell, use the shortcut CTRL + A (A for Arguments) to open the “Insert Function Dialog Box” for detailed instructions:
how to use the sum function in excel

For more information about the SUM Formula visit the
Microsoft Website.

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