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I would like to have something like this, where AnnualSales is automatically populated with the sum of the four quarter sales figures:

Q1Sales     Q2Sales     Q3Sales     Q4Sales    AnnualSales
-------     -------     -------     -------    -----------
 123.12      234.23      345.34      456.45    =sum(Q1Sales, Q2Sales, Q3Sales, Q4Sales)

Is this possible with OOTB functionality, or must I find another way of achieving this?

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According to your description, it seems you need to use a calculated column. The settings is like the screenshot below. In my test list, it works properly. enter image description here

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  • Thank you so much for this screenshot! I'd made the column a Number, not noticing the Calculated column type. This now works exactly as I want it to! Thanks again. – pwmusic May 1 at 7:33
  • @user3761 Glad to be help. You can mark it as answer if it solves your issue. – Jerry_MSFT May 1 at 7:58
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Please consider using a calculated column. You can either use the addition operator (+) or the SUM function. Please refer to this Microsoft article for details.

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  • Thank you for answering so quickly! Unfortunately, I'm not seeing the result of the calculation. I stripped it back to 'Default value: Calculated Value' '=SUM(1,2,3,4,5)' but the column remains unpopulated. Could you tell me whether I need to do something else to get it to automatically calculate and display the value, please? – pwmusic Apr 30 at 18:30
  • Can you post a screen shot of your list and the calculated column settings. – UBK Apr 30 at 18:39
  • Another item to remember that the calculated values are only updated when an Item changes. So, try updating the list item and see it that populated the calculated column. – UBK Apr 30 at 18:49
  • Thank you for help and questions last night. I appreciate you taking the time to help. – pwmusic May 1 at 15:38
  • If it helped you please consider up voting the post and/or mark as answer. – UBK May 1 at 15:44

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