combine and sum fields in sql

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I have a file with approx. 20 columns: 4 of the columns are numeric: finchg1, finchg2, finchg3, finchg4 - one of the columns is acct number. each acct has only one row. I need to combine the four fields into one - can I use the sum function to do this - how? Thank you

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Hi,
I’m not sure if I understood your question correctly. But the SUM function is used to sum vertically and not horizontally. To sum up the values of the 4 fields, you can simply use the following syntax:
SELECT finchg1+finchg2+finchg3+finch4 AS TotalFinChg FROM <TableName>

if you want the grand total of the sum olf the four fields,
SELECT SUM(finchg1+finchg2+finchg3+finch4) AS GrandTotalFinChg FROM <TableName>

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