﻿ SQL: Find the total purchase amount for all orders

# SQL Exercises: Find the total purchase amount for all orders

## SQL Aggregate Functions: Exercise-1 with Solution

From the following table, write a SQL query to calculate total purchase amount of all orders. Return total purchase amount.

Sample table: orders

```ord_no      purch_amt   ord_date    customer_id  salesman_id
----------  ----------  ----------  -----------  -----------
70001       150.5       2012-10-05  3005         5002
70009       270.65      2012-09-10  3001         5005
70002       65.26       2012-10-05  3002         5001
70004       110.5       2012-08-17  3009         5003
70007       948.5       2012-09-10  3005         5002
70005       2400.6      2012-07-27  3007         5001
70008       5760        2012-09-10  3002         5001
70010       1983.43     2012-10-10  3004         5006
70003       2480.4      2012-10-10  3009         5003
70012       250.45      2012-06-27  3008         5002
70011       75.29       2012-08-17  3003         5007
70013       3045.6      2012-04-25  3002         5001
```

Sample Solution:

``````-- This query calculates the sum of the 'purch_amt' column.
SELECT SUM(purch_amt)
-- Specifies the table from which to retrieve the data (in this case, 'orders').
FROM orders;
``````

Output of the Query:

```sum
17541.18
```

Code Explanation:

The said query in SQL retrieve the sum of values in the "purch_amt" column from the 'orders' table.
The "SELECT SUM (purch_amt)" statement specifies that the sum of the values in the "purch_amt" column should be retrieved. The result of this query will be a single value that represents the sum of all values in the "purch_amt" column in the 'orders' table.

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