Documentation/How Tos/Calc: SUM function
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SUM
Sums the contents of cells.
Syntax:
SUM(number1; number2; ... number30)
- number1 to number30 are up to 30 numbers or ranges/arrays of numbers whose sum is to be calculated.
- SUM ignores any text or empty cell within a range or array.
- SUM can also be used to sum or count cells where a specified condition is true - see Conditional Counting and Summation.
Example:
SUM(2; 3; 4)
- returns 9, because 2+3+4 = 9.
SUM(B1:B3)
- (where cells B1, B2, B3 contain 1.1, 2.2, 3.3) returns 6.6.
Issues:
- In Excel SUM ignores logical values (that is, it treats them as 0). In Calc TRUE is 1 and FALSE is 0.