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SQL SELECT SUM

It is also known as SQL SUM() function. It is used in a SQL query to return summed value of an expression.

Let's see the Syntax for the select sum function:

expression may be numeric field or formula.

This would produce the following result.

IDEMPLOYEE_NAMESALARY
1JACK REACHER32000
2PADMA MAHESHWARI22000
3JOE PETRA41000
4AMBUJ AGRAWAL21000

After using this SQL SELECT SUM example, it will produce the result containing the sum of the salary greater than 20000.

Total salary: 116,000


SQL SUM EXAMPLE with single field:

If you want to know how the combined total salary of all employee whose salary is above 20000 per month.

In this example, you will find the expression as "Total Salary" when the result set is returned.


SQL SUM EXAMPLE with SQL DISTINCT:

You can also use SQL DISTINCT clause with SQL SUM function.


SQL SUM EXAMPLE with SQL GROUP BY:

Sometimes there is a need to use the SQL GROUP BY statement with the SQL SUM function.

For example, we could also use the SQL SUM function to return the name of department and the total sales related to department.

Let us take a table named order_details

IDDEPARTMENTDATEDAILY SALES
1Mechanical2012-08-13360
2Electrical2012-08-13100
2Electrical2012-08-14110
3Electronics2012-08-13150
3Electronics 2012-08-14170

After using the SQL GROUP BY statement with SUM, you will find the following result.

DEPARTMENTSUM(DAILY SALES)
Mechanical360
Electrical210
electronics320
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