How to Sum a Column in Notion – A Guide


Working with Notion tables and databases, you will frequently have a column of numbers where you want to sum all of the values. It can be a little confusing to see how to do this in Notion so I created this tutorial to show you how to sum all the values of a column in Notion.

So how do you sum a column of values in Notion? Enclosed below are the steps you need to follow to sum a column in Notion:

  1. Open Notion to the table/database you want to use
  2. Find the column you want to sum the values for
  3. Hover your mouse over the area underneath the last row aligned with your column
  4. Click the “Calculate” drop-down menu
  5. Select “Sum” from the menu options

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Let’s get started with the tutorial 😀.

Open Notion to the table/database you want to use

Open up Notion to the database or table that contains the data you want to sum. In our example, we will sum the values in the “Actual Time to Complete” column.

Find the column you want to sum the values for

Navigate to the column you want to sum. In our case, we will sum the “Actual Time to Complete” column.

Hover your mouse over the area underneath the last row aligned with your column

Hover your mouse underneath the column you want to sum. You should see “Calculate” appear underneath all of the columns in your table or database as shown above.

Click the “Calculate” drop-down menu

Click the “Calculate” drop-down button to bring up a list of functions you can perform on the column.

Select “Sum” from the menu options

A list of functions should appear once you click the “Calculate” button. For our example, we want to calculate the sum of all the values in the column so we will select the “Sum” option from the menu.

At the bottom of your column you should now see a “Sum” entry with the sum of all the values in your column as shown in the above screenshot. I hope this tutorial was helpful to you.

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