Sum Method (IQueryable(Int32))

Queryable.Sum Method (IQueryable<Int32>)


Computes the sum of a sequence of Int32 values.

Namespace:   System.Linq
Assembly:  System.Core (in System.Core.dll)

public static int Sum(
	this IQueryable<int> source


Type: System.Linq.IQueryable<Int32>

A sequence of Int32 values to calculate the sum of.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32

The sum of the values in the sequence.

Exception Condition

source is null.


The sum is larger than MaxValue.

The Sum(IQueryable<Int32>) method generates a MethodCallExpression that represents calling Sum(IQueryable<Int32>) itself as a constructed generic method. It then passes the MethodCallExpression to the Execute<TResult>(Expression) method of the IQueryProvider represented by the Provider property of the source parameter.

The query behavior that occurs as a result of executing an expression tree that represents calling Sum(IQueryable<Int32>) depends on the implementation of the type of the source parameter. The expected behavior is that it returns the sum of the values in source.

The following code example demonstrates how to use Sum(IQueryable<Single>) to sum the values of a sequence.


This code example uses an overload of this overloaded method that is different from the specific overload that this topic describes. To extend the example to this topic, substitute the elements of the source sequence with elements of the appropriate numerical type.

List<float> numbers = new List<float> { 43.68F, 1.25F, 583.7F, 6.5F };

float sum = numbers.AsQueryable().Sum();

Console.WriteLine("The sum of the numbers is {0}.", sum);

    This code produces the following output:

    The sum of the numbers is 635.13.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 3.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.1
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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