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This function is used by Ignition's Expression language.

Description

Calculates the sum of the values in the given column of the given dataset, or the sum for a series of numbers specified as arguments. When looking up the sum in a dataset, the column may be specified as an index or as a column name. Any null values in the column are ignored. 

Syntax

sum(dataset, columnIndex)

  • Parameters

DataSet dataset - The dataset to use.

int columnIndex - The index of the column to use. Must be a column index of the provided dataset.

  • Returns

int/float The sum of the values in that column.

Syntax

sum(dataset, columnName)

  • Parameters

DataSet dataset - The dataset to use.

string columnName - The name of the column to search through. Must match a column name in the provided dataset.

  • Returns

int/float The sum of the values in that column.

Syntax

sum(value[, value...])

  • Parameters

int/float value - A number. Can be as many values as needed. Can be either a float or an integer.

  • Returns

int/float The sum of the values.

Examples
For example, suppose you had a table with this dataset in it.


ProductCode

Quantity

Weight

BAN_002

380

3.243

BAN_010

120

9.928

APL_000

125

1.287

FWL_220

322

7.889

Code Snippet
sum({Root Container.Table.data}, 1) //... would return 947
Code Snippet
sum(1,2,3) //... would return 6
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