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Experts, I need to sum [Amount] on tblDisbursement_Amounts.  
I have tried to input the word sum but I am off somewhere.

Let me know where to put the word Sum and the parenth

=DLookUp("[Amount]","[tblDisbursement_Amounts]"
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by:pdvsa
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I am not sure if Dsum is better?
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Use DSUM instead of DLOOKUP...

=DSUM("[Amount]","[tblDisbursement_Amounts]" )

This link shows the syntax : https://support.office.com/en-ie/article/DSum-Function-08f8450e-3bf6-45e2-936f-386056e61a32

The third argument is optional, if you need to specify criteria.
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by:pdvsa
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Perfect.  thank you

I added the criteria:
=DSum("[Amount]","[tblDisbursement_Amounts]","[ID_disb]=" & [ID_disb])
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