SUM function is one of the most useful functions in Excel. You can use it to sum values. In simple words, you can use this function to sum numbers.

## Syntax

SUM(number1,[number2],…)

*number1**A number, a range of cells which contain numbers or a single cell which contain a number.***[number2]**A number, a range of cells which contain numbers or a single cell which contain a number.

## Examples

You can insert numbers directly into the function by using commas between them.

You can also simply refer to a range for calculating the sum of the numbers. And if there is text, logical values or empty cells in those cells it will ignore them.

If there is an error value in a cell which you are referring, it will #N/A in the result.

If you have numeric values which are formatted as text it will ignore them. It's recommended to convert them into numbers before using SUM.

## Sample File

Download this sample file from here to learn more.

## Remember

- It can take up to 255 arguments.
- Arguments can be numbers, cell references, ranges, arrays, constants, and the results of other formulas or functions.

*This function is the part of our **top 100 functions list** and here are some **useful formulas** which you can learn today.*

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