# SQL Functions COUNT(), AVG() and SUM

## The SQL COUNT(), AVG() and SUM() Functions

The COUNT() function returns the number of rows that matches a specified criteria.

The AVG() function returns the average value of a numeric column.

The SUM() function returns the total sum of a numeric column.

### COUNT() Syntax

SELECT COUNT(column_name)
FROM table_name
WHERE condition;

### AVG() Syntax

SELECT AVG(column_name)
FROM table_name
WHERE condition;

### SUM() Syntax

SELECT SUM(column_name)
FROM table_name
WHERE condition;

## Demo Database

Below is a selection from the “Products” table in the Northwind sample database:

ProductID ProductName SupplierID CategoryID Unit Price
1 Chais 1 1 10 boxes x 20 bags 18
2 Chang 1 1 24 – 12 oz bottles 19
3 Aniseed Syrup 1 2 12 – 550 ml bottles 10
4 Chef Anton’s Cajun Seasoning 2 2 48 – 6 oz jars 22
5 Chef Anton’s Gumbo Mix 2 2 36 boxes 21.35

## COUNT() Example

The following SQL statement finds the number of products:

### Example

SELECT COUNT(ProductID)
FROM Products;

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## AVG() Example

The following SQL statement finds the average price of all products:

### Example

SELECT AVG(Price)
FROM Products;

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## Demo Database

Below is a selection from the “OrderDetails” table in the Northwind sample database:

OrderDetailID OrderID ProductID Quantity
1 10248 11 12
2 10248 42 10
3 10248 72 5
4 10249 14 9
5 10249 51 40

## SUM() Example

The following SQL statement finds the sum of the “Quantity” fields in the “OrderDetails” table:

### Example

SELECT SUM(Quantity)
FROM OrderDetails;

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