# Functions

Functions, similarly to operators, represent certain predetermined operations that will be carried out when formula result is calculated. Functions consist of a function name and a list of function arguments (separated by commas) in parentheses. Function arguments are values that will be used to calculate the function result; for arguments you may use literals, column references or variables. Press `Ctrl + Space`

to list function names and select the functions you need.

Functions, like column references, may be entered manually; however, unlike references, they are case sensitive.

For example, the `Sum`

function is used to sum up several values listed in parentheses. For its two arguments you can use literals, column references or variables. The `Sum([Salary], 300)`

function, where `[Salary]`

and `300`

act as arguments, will add a bonus of 300 to the value retrieved from the "Salary" column.

If needed, functions can be nested within each other.

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Use these functions when building formulas.

- Type Conversion Functions
- Text Functions
- Date Functions
- Time Functions
- Numeric Functions
- Rounding and Truncating Functions
- Aggregation Functions
- Null Handling Functions
- Duration Functions
- Timestamp Functions
- Location Functions
- Special Functions
- User-/Session Specific Functions
- Parameters For The Ask