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7.1.43 SUM



The SUM function returns a value that is the sum of the arguments.

The function type depends on the argument types, as follows:


   Argument Type                           Function Type
   All arguments integer                   Integer
   Numeric (some arguments can be          Numeric
   integer)



    ___ Format _____________________________________________________________ 
   |                                                                        |
   |                      <____________                                     |
   | >>__FUNCTION SUM__(____argument-1_|__)______________________________>< |
   |                                                                        |
   |________________________________________________________________________|
argument-1
Must be class numeric.

The returned value is the sum of the arguments. If the argument-1 series are all integers, the value returned is an integer. If the argument-1 series are not all integers, a numeric value is returned.

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