Instead of using the predefined total options(sum, count, average, maximum, minimum, stdev) I would like to create my own formula and place it in a similar position. Here is a picture of what I was referencing.

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What I would like to do is perform a calculation based on two columns and their sums to generate a new result.

In excel it looks like this: =SUM(F13:F17)/(Sum(D13:D17)*3).

Basically, I just want the sum of two entire columns, do some simple division and multiplication, and generate a new result.

If I could place this result above like the predefined totals that came with SharePoint that would be great or somewhere else works. I just need this result to appear somewhere in the list.

Any help is appreciated, thank you!

Edit: In a calculated column, how do I select more than just 1 row? I would like to select all of the rows.

4 Answers 4


All answers in this topic skin the cat

The non-Designer, non-JSlink, non-Data View WebPart way

By whacking some HTML & JavaScript in a Calculated Column

You can get this:

Not suggested for large volume lists, but fine for Views that fit in your display.

Note: It only displays in View, it is not a new Fied value you can continue with

Takes 9 steps and some 15 minutes (or 2 if you just copy/paste the last step)

See: http://www.viewmaster365.com/#/Create/Sum

  • Hi Danny. I'm a little confused by your post. Do I need to download some software before I can begin following these steps?
    – MMM
    Commented Aug 1, 2016 at 19:30
  • If you are confused then its probably not for you. You don't need any software, no Designer, no Visual Studio, just carefull have to paste code in a Calculated Column.... But as I said... if you don't know what to do then this is not something that matches your skilllevel (and I think even JSLink is easier for you to apply then) Commented Aug 1, 2016 at 19:47
  • I added it to my bar, then went to my list and clicked on it and it worked. It was added to my style library. Then when I went onto my list and looked in list settings I didn't see anything related to the viewmaster.
    – MMM
    Commented Aug 1, 2016 at 19:51
  • The ViewMaster does Priority, PercentComplete, Date, NOT the Sum you asked for., That you have to create yourself with the documented steps: viewmaster365.com/#/Create/Sum Commented Aug 2, 2016 at 6:35

You can do this by creating a JSLink file and attaching it to the List View webpart using the webpart properties pane.

Inside the JSLink file you can use somethhing like below

var _totalValue1 = 0.0;
var _totalValue2 = 0.0;
(function () {
    var calculatedFieldCtx = {};       
    calculatedFieldCtx.Templates = {};   
    calculatedFieldCtx.Templates.Fields = {
        "FieldOne": {
            "View": Calculated1
        "FieldTwo": {
            "View": Calculated2
    calculatedFieldCtx.OnPostRender = [];
        var result = _totalValue1 + _totalValue2 / 3;

function Calculated1(ctx) {       
    _totalValue1 += parseFloat((ctx.CurrentItem.FieldOne));
    return ctx.CurrentItem.FieldOne;

function Calculated2(ctx) {       
    _totalValue2 += parseFloat((ctx.CurrentItem.FieldTwo));
    return ctx.CurrentItem.FieldTwo;
  • Sorry I'm not very familiar with JSLink. I'm looking to solve this using SharePoint online
    – MMM
    Commented Aug 1, 2016 at 17:48
  • It works with SPO also.. You can achieve your requirement only via JSOM or JSLink. Commented Aug 1, 2016 at 17:48
  • @AmalHashim but your approach will only show the sum per page and not per list is this correct?
    – John John
    Commented May 16, 2017 at 12:37

You can use calculated column in that case.

  • For the Total you can edit in the View - Total Scores - Select the Calculated Column.
  • Thanks for the fast response. I'm familiar with calculated column but not for this specific example. What syntax would I use to get the sum of an entire column? (there are 5 rows with values in this column I want to add up and divide)
    – MMM
    Commented Aug 1, 2016 at 17:19

Mark Rackley posted a very good explanation of how to do this with SharePoint Designer.

Basically, you use a Data View Web Part to display your information and you can customize the look to show your formulated total.


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