I have one table containing many columns. Using field calculator, I want to create a new column containing (for each line) the sum of all columns values. Pretty dumb, but just cannot find the correct expression to do this sum...


Using the field calculator:

"column1" + "column2" + "column3"

Make sure the columns are integer or float values and don't contain NULL values.


Sum up columns with NULL values:

"column1" +  (CASE WHEN  "column2" IS NOT NULL THEN "column2" ELSE 0 END) + "column3"
  • Thanks, that's what I've been trying but it doesn't work. I was wondering if it was me or some other sort of problem. Glad to know it's not me ! – Legzav Oct 8 '13 at 6:35
  • Can you please specify what do you mean by it doesn't work at all or it gives you incorrect results? – Farhat Abbas Oct 8 '13 at 6:46
  • It doesn't work at all. I get only NULL values. It also desn't show any preview result in the field calculator. – Legzav Oct 8 '13 at 6:54
  • @Legzav: Can you confirm that all the columns (input and output) are of Numeric Data type? – Devdatta Tengshe Oct 8 '13 at 7:26
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    Got it! I used Concat() – Duffer Apr 12 '19 at 5:11

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