# IF Formula - Get Average Of Only Values In That Range Not Including Blanks

Nov 21, 2011
I am looking for a formula for the following:

If there is nothing is U6:W6 return blank

Otherwise sum the contents of Bf6:BH6 and divide by the number of cells that are not empty in the range U6:W6 (to get an average of only the values in that range not including blanks).

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Aug 14, 2007

Attached is an xls with my formulas and problem. We need a way to factor in zeros in grading student workers. However, we also need a way to omit blank or null cells if the workers did not do a particular project. The formulas currently in the sheet compute zeros for both scenarios, lowering the overall 'grade' for workers who didn't do a project compared with workers who did the project but got a '0'

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Jul 22, 2014

I am trying to get the average of the last 6 data entries not including blanks or zeroes.

Currently I have:

{=AVERAGE(INDEX(C2:CP2,LARGE(IF(C2:CP2<>"",COLUMN(C2:CP2)-COLUMN(C2)+1),6)):CP2)}

Which works fine when I've got 6 or more values in the row.

But if there are less that 6 values in the row it returns with #NUM!. Is there a way to add an IF ERROR THEN make = to AVERAGE of C2:CP2?

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Jan 4, 2009

Trying to determine the best way to do this. I understand that the standard AVERAGE function will ignore blanks if given a range; the function I'm using does a search for a particular value to determine if a value is to be included in the averaging: ...

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Dec 23, 2011

Is there a formula that would allow you to take the average of all values within a range but not count the zero values? I thought something like this might work but it's not. Neither one worked.

=AVERAGEIF($E$4:$E$34,">0")

=AVERAGEIF(E4:E34,">0")

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Aug 14, 2014

1. Using a formula, I am trying to to obtain a list of unique values (string) (caveat: see #2) from the range E2:E10000 (arbitrarily chose 10000 - the row number is variable)(see #3).

I currently have a formula that seems to work for this purpose but I don't know how to add the condition in #2 (below)

2. To include all unique string values except those starting with the letters "IC"

3. Is there a way to make this formula so that it can only seek values up to the last row, and not go to the 10000th row if not necessary? The E column has no empty cells until after the last row that contains data.

Here is the formula I currently use which serves #1 (above):

[Code] .....

Any way to improve/simplfy this formula for the purpose describbed in #1? How can I add the condition in #2? Can you see a way to include #3? The most important issue here is #2.

Example of desired results:

Column A | Column B

AA | AA

DD | CC

AA | DD

CC |

DD |

DD |

IC |

IC |

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Sep 24, 2006

I need a cell formula that will (a) identify the highest N values in an above specified column range, (b) color the interior of those N cells (I suspect that this is not possible), and most importantly (c) return the average value of N corresponding cells, where the corresponding cells are located on the same rows as the identified N high value cells but in a specified column to the left (not necessarily adjacent)

Does anybody know what this formula would look like?

Example:

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...| A | B | C | D | E | F |

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1 |....| * |.........| 7 |...

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2 |....................| 2 |...

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3 |....| * |.........| 6 |...

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4 |....................| 1 |...

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5 |....| * |.........| 5 |...

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6 |....................| ? |...

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? = average of B1,B3,B5 where (N = 3) and (specified column to the left = B)

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Jan 27, 2006

I am using a formula to include all values greater than zero in my average which has worked fine until i tried to extend the parameters, then it gives me the Value? sign. Does anyone know another way to accomplish what i want?

here is what i am using now.

=average(if(BZ28:CM28<>0, BZ28:CM28, " "))

i was trying to make the CM extend to CS, but for some reason it is not working.

Anyway, i figure a different equation might be better than what i

have and solve my problem.

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Mar 16, 2008

I am in need of a solution (probably VBA) that can fill a range of cells with a formula IF they are blank. Ideally that range is a named range I can define in Excel. If that is too hard, then a hard coded column I hand-edit the script for is tolerable. Also, ideally, this script auto-executes whenever data changes on the sheet.

You formula I will populate is:

=IF(ISNA((VLOOKUP(B33,$A$32:$L$43,12,FALSE))+1),"",(VLOOKUP(B33,$A$32:$L$43,12,FALSE))+1)

..but a simpler formula can be stubbed in.

NOte that it does have relative references, so the script needs to adhere to normal EXCEL conventions of enumerating cell references.

If the script points to a refernce cell that contains the formula that is uber.

Maybe it should do copy and paste instead of a string replacement in order to leverage EXCEL's referencing?

I'm stuck on this, and this would be VERY useful for many of my sheets to be able to point to a refernce cell containing a formula to fill in.

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Feb 15, 2012

Average formula that will give an accurate answer. My issue is that I need an average of what has been entered rather than for the entire selection. I have paste link transposed the data as it needs to run on Excel 2003 which can only hold 30 items in the Average(number1, number 2 ... etc) and I need 52. My problem occurs when the data is paste linked all blank cells appear as a Zero therefore increasing the count of the average and providing a wrong answer.

Eg when (1, 2, 0, 3) Average = 1.5 is entered the formula works out (1, 2, 0, 3, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, etc) Average = 0.12 because it divides by 52 instead of 4. As you can see I can't ignore zeros as they are a possible input. What would be perfect is for the paste link to paste the blank cells instead of the providing a zero then the plan =Average(B3:B55) would be fine.

(Note: the new entered data is on the same row but different columns hence the reason for the paste link transpose to get all the data in one column)

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Aug 20, 2008

My spreadsheet is too large to attach so I'll describe it as best I can. I have names in column H, which are repeated irregularly. I have corresponding grade numbers (1-5) in column I, and I have the dates they were entered in column J. It looks something like this:

Column H Column I Column J

Name 1 4 8/10/08

Name 2 3.5 8/11/08

Name 1 5 8/11/08

Name 5 4 8/12/08

Etc....

I want to average the grades (column I) for a certain name (column H) within the last 30 days, or however many days I enter. I'm using Excel 2003 with the analysis add-in. I can use SUMIF to include any two columns, but how can I write an average grade formula using both the name and date conditions? Dan Auto Merged Post Until 24 Hrs Passes;Come to think of it, all I need to do is sum the data. I have a denominator in a different box that I can use to average it. So in effect, I'm trying to creat a SUMIFS function.

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Sep 19, 2012

I need to calculate average response time, the problem is that it should be based only on "core hours" and that's between 7am - 6pm.

How to create function that will exclude "out ot hours" time (6pm-7am) from the calculation.

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Jun 25, 2014

How I can create a simple formula to count unique values/text within a range of cells that contain duplicates, blanks and errors?

For e.g., in Column A (row 1 - 10):

Proj-001

Proj-001

Proj-002

Proj-004

#N/A

#N/A

Proj-007

Proj-002

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Apr 18, 2013

I have data in B4:B55 and need a formula to return a count of rows, including rows that are blank. However, there are hidden rows that need to be omitted from the count.

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Jul 21, 2009

I'm using an arrays AVERAGE(IF( to average several scores from one spreadsheet to another. However, if I have 30 employees, 1 may have no score, and I don't want that no score to factor into the average, but with the above array, it does.

Specifically, I get the wrong average for Score A, but the right one for Overal Score. See attached sample.

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Jan 16, 2007

I want to figure a class average for a test, but I have students that have moved. My Excel is automatically counting them as a zero. How can I program/tell Excel to skip any blanks rather than count them in the average?

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Apr 19, 2006

I am trying to make a excell spread sheet that will calculate my students averages for the year. I need to account for zeros in the coarse and I want this excel sheet to track the current average all year long . So I do not need to include my blanks in the average as I go. Also , how do I formulate my average accum to show this formula - Test scores, four of them count as 80% of the total grade. So each test is worth 20% / Lab 10% of total grade and homework is additional 10%. I downloaded the templete from MSN and have tweaked it to my liking except for the coding above. Please advise. I am a below par on Excel. My attachemtn is below of my templete. One note. the templete gave me the room to include 13 ros of homework - but I will not necessarily use all of them... I can make it one row for home work only ....

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Oct 22, 2007

I have a formula to calculate an average value for a reference range:

= SUMIF(DATA!B32:B61,"<># div/0")/MAX(1,COUNTIF(DATA!B32:B61,))

Because these cells are references the blanks are being treated as zeros so I am getting an inaccurate average value.

Is there a way to make it so it will treat blanks as blanks? I need the zeros to be zeros.

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Feb 12, 2008

I have run into a problem with the array formula. After inserting formula with the CTRL+SHFT+Enter it is giving me the same sum to the 3 cells that I had array formulas in but trying to capture different data from what was in the capturing column. Example:

If row F consists of text types: Move-in, Mid Year, and Year End as potential options,and row G is the score for that text type(cells will consist percentages), give me the average of all the cells in row G that are specific to Move-In only, but don't include the blanks in the average.

My existing formula isn't designated to exclude the blanks. how to exclude blanks and how to get it to stop giving me the same result in the three separate cells. My current formula is as such: {=AVERAGE(IF(F2:F73=E76, H2:H73))}

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Apr 4, 2007

I am trying to do a stock ( goods) inventry for a catering industry, meaning most good swill keep havinf cost prices changing.

I am trying to use a LIFO system. To achieve the end result, i am trying an average formula and i am trying something as follows:

=SUMIF(I4:I20,">0",I4:I20)/COUNTIF(I4:I20,">0")

To try it out, i created a similar page with the same amounts but using a normal multiplication and division formula, the totals dont marry.

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Apr 26, 2012

Project: x

Activity: xActifity TypeReference FormDec-11Jan-12Mar-12Apr-12May-12Feb-12Mar-12W/EW/EW/E2-Mar9-Mar16-Mar23-Mar30-Mar6-Apr13-Apr20-Apr27-Apr4-May11-May18-May25-May77%91%91%R/S95%100%100%R/S100%100%100%100%MMMM100%71%71%R/S100%100%R/SMMMM97%81%100%R/S100%MM100%R/S75%85%R/SR/SMM100%100%96%Average

Basically what I want to achieve is the average % of Dec 11 (D11:D22 on the sheet im working on) scores but excluding any blank fields (not excluding potential scores of 0%)

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May 4, 2008

how do I perform calculations on the last x non-blank instances in a data range?

for example, let's say I have a spreadsheet of 5 baseball players' batting averages (rows are team game number played, columns are at bats and hits for each player). I want to see how each player has performed in their last 10 games played, but some players have not played in every game. If I just use the sum function for the last 10 cells, I won't get the correct information for any player that has missed one or more of the last 10 games.

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Aug 1, 2013

I need to find average of the values , the count of the cells will be dynamic (may be 5 or even 200).

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Jan 3, 2008

The attached workbook has two tabs:

1. Burn Rate - this is where I need my formula to calculate

2. prorder - this is where the table will be

What I need:

1) from 'Burn Rate', get the 'PO ID' we will look up in the table.

2) go to 'prorder' - when the 'PO ID' there matches that same 'PO ID' from the other worksheet - take the value in column F - this is the number that will be averaged.

In other words - in 'Burn Rate', for a given 'PO ID' (column A), I want to average all of the values that are found in column F in 'prorder', and return that average to 'Burn Rate' (column B).

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Dec 5, 2011

I have a column of numbers that are derived with a formula. I need to Average only the ones that either have a Positive or Negative number, ignoring blanks or zero.

I have tried Search but couldn't find anything that address both blank and zero.

Sheet2

K610.00%624.76%632.53%6418.75%65666.38%6768-4.00%6970-5.84%710.86%

Excel tables to the web : [URL] .......

With this small sample, the answer should be 3.35% according to Excel when I choose just those neg and pos cells.

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Dec 4, 2013

I have a worksheet which has various figures for each day of the week however I need to establish the weekly average of these figures.

Due to the way in which the figures are displayed, I am unsure how to use a formula which does not require a range with cells located adjacent to one another.

I have attached a test sheet as an example. The cells in yellow require the formula and I need a weekly average for criteria 1-3. This formula also needs to be compatible in Excel 2003

Test Sheet.xls

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May 20, 2014

I am trying to calculate average for values in a range of data that fulfill a certain condition viz. >1000 &

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Jan 24, 2014

I am trying to create a formula that looks for the last populated cell, counts 12 cells back and returns an average for all of the cells in that range. I know I have done this before with some combination of INDEX and COUNT, but I can't seem to remember how I did it and my experimenting is not proving fruitful.

Attached is a simplified version of the layout I am working with

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Nov 13, 2008

There are words in a cell and to its right is a number.

I have a name in P5. I need a formula in Q5 to add all the numbers

next to the same name in Range B4:O46.

Michael

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Apr 3, 2008

Im sorting a dynamic range as mentioned in this Sorting a Named Range. My range is called drWarningTypes and is defined as:

=OFFSET(DataSource!$A$2,0,0, COUNTA(DataSource!$A:$A)-1,1)

When there is only one cell in the range, then running the following sort function includes A1 also in the search (and also adjoining columns).....

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