Add a Total of All Columns in a Table using SQL Server 2005/2008

Here's a scenario where you have a table with numeric columns. While displaying all the rows, you also want to display the total of each column at the end. How do you do summarize the data? Use WITH ROLLUP




    ID varchar(10), Marks1 smallint, Marks2 smallint, Marks3 smallint, Marks4 smallint



INSERT @Numbers

SELECT 'S1', 6, 3, 6, 8 UNION ALL

SELECT 'S2', 4, 8, 1, 9 UNION ALL

SELECT 'S3', 2, 6, 3, 5 UNION ALL

SELECT 'S4', 5, 8, 2, 9 UNION ALL

SELECT 'S5', 5, 5, 3, 5


SELECT SUM(Marks1) M1, SUM(Marks2) M2, SUM(Marks3) M3, SUM(Marks4) M4

FROM @Numbers




M1    M2    M3    M4

6    3    6    8

4    8    1    9

2    6    3    5

5    8    2    9

5    5    3    5

22   30   15  36

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Unknown said...

Actually this should be done by a Reporting tool. If you do it via sql,it would take lot of time for execution. Test your code with large number of data


Suprotim Agarwal said...


I agree to most of your comments. However these topics I have written on, are taken from requirements I face while dealing with my clients, Q&A rounds -- to be considered more of instant 'quick-to-do' solutions.

Keep dropping in your comments and alternative ways of achieving these requirements as not everyone would be looking out to take a quick bite of code :)